IPOH – A Perak football supporter was seriously injured after various objects were thrown at three buses carrying fans of the team on the North-South Expressway, near Machap, Johor.
Mohamad Aiman Shafiq Norha, 18, received 15 stitches on his right forehead after he was struck by a 0.5 metre metal object weighing two kilogrammes, thrown from a car when he was asleep in the front seat of his bus at about 2 am.
He is now being treated at the Melaka Hospital and has lodged a report at the Melaka Police Contingent Headquarters.
A representative of the supporters, Arfaeez Abd Rahman, 25, said the three buses with 118 supporters left the Larkin Stadium, Johor to return to Ipoh yesterday at 12.30 am.
He said the return trip from the Larkin Stadium was filled with numerous threats including thrown objects such as stones and sticks from groups in cars and on motorcycles who appeared to be waiting in ambush at every junction of the expressway.
“Upon arriving at the Machap junction, one of the thrown metal objects struck the front screen of the bus and entered the vehicle hitting a supporter and inflicting an injury on the head.
“We were forced to seek the aid of the police to accompany us before stopping the bus to enable an ambulance to take the victim to the hospital,” he told a media conference at Perak Stadium here, Thursday.
The three buses also sustained numerous damages such as on the front, back and side screens and a broken door after being hit by numerous objects, he added.