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National footballer Faisal to make first public appearance since acid attack
Published on: Thursday, June 13, 2024
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National footballer Faisal to make first public appearance since acid attack
Faisal Halim underwent four surgeries to treat his fourth-degree burns following the acid attack at a shopping mall on May 5. (Bernama pic)
PETALING JAYA: National footballer Faisal Halim is set to make his first public appearance tomorrow, following an acid attack in May that left him with severe burns.

The Selangor FC winger, nicknamed “Mickey”, will be holding a press conference at the club at 2pm.

Faisal was discharged from hospital on May 25 after undergoing four surgeries to treat his fourth-degree burns.

He was splashed with acid at a shopping mall in Kota Damansara on May 5.

The attack garnered international attention, with German giants Borussia Dortmund expressing solidarity with Faisal, and Manchester United players, namely goalkeeper Andre Onana and midfielder Alejandro Garnacho, telling the Harimau Malaya star to “stay strong” and “keep fighting”.

Police are investigating whether the acid attack on Faisal is linked to crimes against three other footballers, all of which happened in the span of one month.

The authorities have also released a photofit of the suspected attacker.

Faisal, 26, whose equaliser against South Korea was voted as the best goal of the 2023 Asian Cup, could be back in action as early as August.

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