KUALA NERUS – The Terengganu state government will repair immediately damages at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium (SSMZA) following the FA Cup match between Terengganu and Lions XII last Saturday.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said the damages, among others at the stadium’s entrance and audience’s seats estimated at RM150,000, did not include ambulances and other vehicles outside the stadium that were destroyed.
“After investigation was made, we want the stadium to be repaired immediately,” he said after presenting aid for the purchase of computers to students of higher education institutes by Yayasan Terengganu.
He said the stadium was actually in the process of upgrading after it was not use for about seven years when its roof collapsed in 2008.
On the arrest of 26 youths by security forces on the night of the incident, Ahmad Razif said he had requested state UMNO Youth chief Johari Abu Bakar to give an explanation on the matter.
“If it is true they are involved and started the violance, destroying public property and so forth, then we will not compromise on this matter,” he said.
The SMZA stadium, which was used for the first time since the roof collapsed in 2008, was slightly damaged when some football fans went wild as they were not satisfied with the referee’s decision during the semi-finals of the FA Cup.