TMJ denies involvement of acid attack on footballer

JOHOR BARU – Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim says in his first statement about the acid attack on Selangor FC player Faisal Halim that he had nothing to do.

The Johor Regent, who owns the Johor Darul T’zim (JDT), football club, called the footballer a nice man and condemned the incident, calling the attacker a coward.

Some say that TMJ is the culprit, but what does it have to do with me?”

He claimed that in the previous year, JDT had defeated Selangor on three occasions with scores of 4-0, 4-1 and 2-0.

“Faisal was in those games.” He said that he was not a danger in a podcast he gave at the Johor Youth Meet-up Programme held on Sunday (9 June) at EduCity Indoor Arena.

Tunku Ismail will continue to say what he thinks is right and wrong, even if the message comes from a politician or government.

Faisal is recovering at home after being discharged from hospital following four operations. He spent three weeks in the hospital.

The national player was burned to a fourth-degree degree when he was splashed in acid at a Kota Damansara shopping mall on May 5.

According to earlier reports, the 26-year old needs between three and six months of recovery before he returns to action.

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