Post-Malaysia Cup final holiday for Kelantan

Public holiday for Kelantan a day after the Malaysia Cup final as the state government wants fans to travel home from Shah Alam safely without having to speed on the highway.

Monday, November 4, will be a holiday for the state of Kelantan in lieu of the 2013 Malaysia Cup final the day before.

Kelantan state secretary Datuk Dr. Zainuddin Ibrahim made the news public on Wednesday via a circular indicating that the official statement will be released today.

He told Bernama: “The decision was made during [Wednesday's] state Exco meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Datuk Ahmad Yakob.

“With the announcement, it is hoped that Kelantan fans will plan their trip to Shah Alam as it will be a long weekend since Friday is also a holiday in Kelantan.

“They will not have to rush back after the match since it can be a safety hazard.

“I hope the fans will give their undivided support to the team.”

Kelantan will meet Pahang in the Malaysia Cup final at the Shah Alam Stadium in their effort to defend their title after two consecutive triumphs in 2011 and 2012.

Tickets for the big game are selling out fast; 10,000 seats were sold out at the Sultan Muhammad Stadium IV within 90 minutes of going on sale on Wednesday afternoon.

Bernama reported that some fans were queuing up for tickets as early as 6.30am and at some points, fights almost broke out when fans where hustling to make their purchases but the presence of over 70 Kota Bharu police officers kept the order.