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What’s With The Attacks On M’sian Footballers Recently? Here’s All You Need To Know

Four attacks in less than a month.
This May, the nation has been left reeling from a series of alarming attacks targeting Malaysian football players.

Four consecutive incidents have shocked the country, raising questions about the motives behind these brutal acts.

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Are these attacks mere coincidences, or is there a more sinister agenda at play? First, let’s delve into the details of each incident involving our footballers.

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1. Akhyar Rashid – Robbery Attack

Akhyar rashid after robbers attacked him
Photo via FMT & IG/akhyarrashid

The first victim was National footballer Akhyar Rashid. On the 2nd of May, Akhyar was brutally attacked by two unidentified assailants outside his home at Icon Residence in Terengganu.

According to the source, this 25-year-old player was struck with an iron rod as he was getting out of his car after returning from training at Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium around 8.30pm.

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The suspects, dressed in black and wearing masks, fled after stealing his money.

Akhyar sustained a 4cm gash on his head, requiring four stitches, and two stitches on his left leg.

Kuala Terengganu police chief Azli Noor has confirmed that the case is being investigated under Section 394 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and whipping upon conviction.

2. Faisal Halim – Acid Attack

Faisal after acid attack
Photo via IG/Faisalhalim.7Harian Metro

On the 5th of May, the entire country was horrified by the news of a vicious acid attack on National football player Faisal Halim.

The source reported that this 26-year-old suffered severe acid burns to several parts of his body and face and was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with fourth-degree burns.

Faisal is now in stable condition after undergoing three surgeries. Furthermore, the police have arrested two men involved in the attack.

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3. Safiq Rahim – Car Vandalism

Safiq rahim's car been attacked by two masked men
Photo via Photo via IG/@sportsrevobysafiqrahim & IG/safiqrahim_8

Just two days after the attack on Faisal Halim, another national football player, Safiq Rahim, fell victim to an assault by two men.

On the 7th of May, in Johor Bahru, two men on a motorcycle approached Safiq’s car. The pillion rider brandished a hammer and smashed the car’s rear windscreen.

According to the report, after shattering the mirror, the men gestured threateningly towards Safiq before he reversed his car in fear, prompting the assailants to flee.

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4. Ahmad Khuzaimi Piee – House Robbery

Ahmad khuzaimi piee house has been robbed
Photo via IG/khuzaimipiee & FMT

The most recent attack occurred on the 9th of May, targeting Selangor FC defender Ahmad Khuzaimi Piee. While Ahmad was away at training, his house was robbed.

The alleged thieves have stolen his Yamaha motorcycle, four sling bags of various brands, and his passport.

Ahmad discovered the robbery upon returning home around 9pm, finding both the front and back gates wide open and his belongings missing.

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A Pattern of Violence or Mere Coincidence?

These distressing incidents have sparked widespread concern and speculation. The fact that four footballers have been targeted in such a short span of time within the same month raises questions about the nature of these attacks.

Are they isolated incidents, or do they point to a larger, more calculated scheme against these footballers?

Authorities are diligently investigating each case to uncover any potential links or motives behind the attacks.

Meanwhile, the football community and fans across the nation stand united in support of the victims, hoping for swift justice and an end to this unsettling wave of violence.

As investigations continue, the safety and well-being of our national footballers remain a top priority.

Let’s hope these unfortunate events lead to stronger security measures to protect our footballers from such heartless attacks in the future.


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