Bandar Seri Begawan - Around 300 police personnel will be deployed both inside and outside Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium tonight for the friendly game between Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia.
The massive security presence at the National Stadium is to make sure that everyone will be safe while enjoying a game of football.
The police personnel will include uniformed and non-uniformed as well as the Police Reserve Unit.
Members of the public who will be watching the game in the stadium are not allowed to bring umbrellas, bottles or canned drinks, fireworks, wood, sticks or flag poles, laser pens or pointers, drums or air horns as well as any items which are deemed dangerous and can be used as weapons.
Items that will be allowed inside the stadium include rain coats, drinks in paper cups, small cameras and pocket radios.
AOCPD Pang Teck Ann with Chief Inspector Burhan Abang, Officer-in-Charge of Berakas Police Station, yesterday gave a briefing for relevant agencies as well as police personnel.
AOCPD Pang Teck Ann in an interview stressed, "I urge the public to follow the instructions of the police and security personnel especially in case of emergency. The public is also reminded to enter the stadium in an orderly fashion. Brunei supporters and Indonesia supporters will be divided into zones.
"Items prohibited to be brought in are in line with the international standards and I hope that all the fans will comply"
He also hoped that the fans will behave themselves during the international friendly, which carries FIFA ranking and Brunei is answerable to FIFA if any unnecessary incidents happen.
"Let's be a good host and enjoy the match as well as show good sportsmanship to the world," he added.
Meanwhile, Chief Inspector Burhan Abang said, "We have learned our lesson from the HBT Championship. Police personnel will be stationed at each entry to check for any prohibited items and we are seeking the public cooperation to always follow police instructions."
He also reminded the public not to leave any valuable items in the cars and always make sure that the vehicles are locked at all time.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin