Malaysia has declared Friday a public holiday to celebrate its victory over Indonesia in the final of the ASEAN Suzuki Cup _ southeast Asia's premier football tournament.
Malaysia beat Indonesia 4-2 on aggregate in a final played over two legs, winning the cup Wednesday for the first time.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced the holiday in a statement to the national news agency Bernama late Wednesday, saying that the victory marked "the greatest night in Malaysian football."
He posted from his Twitter account: "Well done, Malaysian Tigers! You played well as a team and have made your country very proud. Congratulations!"