Crime & Courts

Police hunting for suspect in molotov cocktail attack

IPOH: Police are hunting for the individual suspected of hurling a Molotov cocktail into the house of Beruas member of parliament Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham in Ayer Tawar, which damaged a car this morning.

State police chief Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said Manjung police received a call from Ngeh himself to inform of the incident at 2.55 am.

"The incident damaged a Mercedes Benz, while two other vehicles sustained the effects of heat," he said in a statement this morning.

The case, he said, is being investigated under Section 435 of the Penal Code (mischief by fire) and there will be a thorough investigation from all angles.

He advised the public not to make any speculations which could jeopardise the investigation and those with information on the incident can contact the Investigating officer, Assistant Superintendent Mohd Azalan Ab Karim at 019-3927837 to assist the investigation.

Earlier, DAP urged the Home Ministry and the police to give serious attention after the residence of Ngeh was hurled with a molotov cocktail in an early morning incident. -Bernama

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