Vietnamese fans at Bukit Jalil Stadium before the first leg final kicks off on December 11 evening (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – As of December 11 morning, Malaysian police had reported no security issues involving Vietnamese fans who travelled to Kuala Lumpur to cheer on their side in the upcoming first leg of the 2018 AFF Suzuki final against Malaysia.

The information was released by the Embassy of Vietnam in Malaysia in its latest statement.

Last weekend, tens of thousands of Malaysians took to the streets for a demonstration which ended peacefully, not causing any problems for Vietnamese supporters, the embassy said.

Malaysia has also pledged to keep Vietnamese fans safe with around 1,200 police officers having been deployed to maintain order and deal with any emergency situations.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested that the Embassy of Vietnam in Malaysia keep in close contact and coordinate with local authorities to guarantee safety for Vietnamese fans.

In case of emergency, the fans can seek support from the embassy through the hotlines +60 321 484 534, +60 321 410 709, or the citizen protection hotline of +84 981 84 84 84.

Following the embassy’s request, the Malaysian side will provide Vietnamese fans with an area exclusively reserved for them at the stadium.

Despite rain and cold weather, thousands of Vietnamese fans travelled to Malaysia on early December 11 to for the first-leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup final which will take place at Bukit Jalil Stadium at 7:45 pm (Hanoi time) on December 11.

Vietnam Airlines has added six extra flights from Hanoi, HCM City, and Da Nang to Kuala Lumpur to serve fans heading to Malaysia.

The return match between Vietnam and Malaysia is scheduled at My Dinh National Stadium four days later on December 15. –VNA