KUALA LUMPUR: Following several unwanted incidents recently, the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) on Wednesday had a meeting with the Royal Malaysian Police to discuss security issues ahead of the Indonesia Asian Games.
Chaired by the Chef de Mission Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi, the recent provocations by Indonesian fans at football venues and on social media were discussed in the meeting.
Also present was OCM secretary general Datuk Naziffudin Najib.
“We were briefed on the current security situation in Indonesia and the measures to be taken at Asian Games venues,” said Azim.
“The police will coordinate with its security team in our embassy in Jakarta and provide us with the necessary assistance and advice.
“The athletes will also be advised against celebrating enthusiastically to an extent it will irk the home supporters.”
Azim added that the main concern revolves around sports like football, badminton and silat.
“We are satisfied with the briefing and the steps taken to ensure the safety of our contingent in Indonesia.
“Although. no police personnel will be travelling with the contingent, I believe that they have taken the necessary surveillance to boost up the safety measures,” he added.