Malaysia: Football tournament for detainees builds excitement and solidarity

In December 2019, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helped Sungai Buloh Prison organise its annual football tournament, marking the ICRC’s first time supporting the tournament. The event aims at promoting access to open-air and recreational activities for detainees.

Ten teams, comprising about 180 detainees, vied for the Sungai Buloh Prison-ICRC Trophy over two weeks of intense matches and excitement. The final match was held on 18 December 2019.

*A news feature on the event authored by the Sin Chew Daily reporter Peh Hui Kee is available in Chinese and its English translation.

Source : Icrc