Reports in newspapers today revealed that the laser beam issue had nothing to do with the 3 goals scored by Malaysia in the recent AFF Suzuki Cup 1st Leg Final at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.
A beam shone from far - from the stadium terraces to the playing field - is weak and does not affect vision, an optometrist said. "This is especially so if a laser pointer is used", said Dr Zahimi Chik, commenting on the incident during the first leg of the Malaysia-Indonesia final in the AFF Suzuki Cup.
Zahimi, formerly of the Penang Eye Hospital added that the laser pointer on sale to the public had a low capacity because it was produced with the safety of consumers in mind. Furthermore, he said "You have to pay millions of ringgit for a powerful laser. It is impossible for spectators to bring into a stadium a laser that can affect vision".
The match was stopped for 7 minutes after the Indonesian coach complained Malaysian fans were dazzling the Indonesian goalkeeper with a laser beam.
As for the record, all 3 goals scored by Malaysia was after the match was stopped for 7 minutes.
I found this in the NST today: