KUALA LUMPUR: Doctors who operated Malaysian Athletics Federation (MAF) Deputy President Datuk Noorul Ariffin Abdul Majid who was shot in his leg by two assailants last night, have managed to remove the bullet.
Noorul Ariffin who was shot at by two assailants on a motorcycle in front of his house at Bukit Rahman Putra, Sungai Buloh at about 10pm last night was reported to be in stable condition after a surgery at the University Malaya Medical Centre.
“He looked a little tired after the surgery and is resting now,” said MAF President Datuk Karim Ibrahim when contacted by Bernama, today.
Karim who expressed shock and disappointment over the incident said it was the first incident where a sports official was shot at.
“At first I was shocked and did not believe that Noorul Ariffin was shot. I received a call from Yayasan Kebajikan Atlet Malaysia (Yakeb) to say that Noorul Ariffin was shot in front of his house because he had attended a MAF coaching committee meeting at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil in the afternoon,” he said.
MAF officials and athletes hope Noorul Ariffin, the former Johor Amateur Athletics Association (Johor AAA) president, would recover soon and also hope the police will nab the culprits responsible for the act.