Raja Permaisuri Agong surprises fans in Malaysia’s 1-0 win vs Thailand

THE Malaysian Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh recently tweeted about Raja Permaisuri Agong’s surprise appearance in support of the Harimau Malaya against Thailand.

Malaysia won by 1-0 in the first leg at Bukit Jalil, and netizens were happy to see Malaysian royals engaging themselves in supporting our sports team after the massive controversy about the lack of seats at the stadium.

Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah is seen in the photos uploaded by Yeoh with a thumbs up at the crowd and wearing the famous colours of Harimau Malaya.

Hanny tweeted that it is “the coolest and most sporting Harimau Malaya supporter in the stadium tonight” to which netizens responded positively, grateful for the Queen’s support for the national team.

Most of the compliments to the royals attending the event were brief, such as Twitter user @kcwong2911 statement:

This translates to the netizen complimenting the Sports Minister and also Raja Permaisuri Agong.

Netizens also praised Hannah Yeoh for her contributions to the sports industry as the Sports Minister with user @TARISTAR8 stated:

There were also a number of tweets directed at Malaysian football players that had nothing to do with the Raja Permaisuri Agong. It seems that netizens were still concerned about the seating arrangements while the match was on.

The stadium has more than 87,000 seats, but with Malaysia’s qualification for the semi-final of the AFF Championship after beating Singapore, there was a sudden interest from fans to watch the match at Bukit Jalil. But the stadium had already offered some 20,000 seats for the Taiwanese sensation Jay Chou’s concert to be held next week.

The news that there will be fewer seats for the match against Thailand caused a massive backlash against Jay Chou, with Malaysians flooding his Instagram page with racist and unwelcome comments.

Nevertheless, some users ranted against the presence of foreign naturalised talents on the Harimau Malaya side.

Twitter user @ronshamugam stated:

Another Twitter user @mlofty73 discussed the enforcement for fans to be seated at their designated numbers:

In lieu of that, the netizen also stated that the seat numbers were already given when a fan purchased the ticket. Similar to how a movie theatre assigns seat numbers to their patrons. Football fans should follow their designated seat numbers, as the others also paid for their tickets.

There are concerns that if some fans do not abide by the rules, an ugly stadium incident like the one in Indonesia recently might occur in Malaysia.

A Twitter user @muradihafiz stated: — Jan 8, 2023

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