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MELAKA: The police are investigating acts of vandalism involving the damaging of several grave headstones at the As-Syakirin Islamic Cemetery in Bachang, 6.5 kilometres from the Melaka City centre here, last night.

State CID chief AC Mohd Nor Yhazid Idris had urged all quarters to stay calm and stop viralling the case to enable the police to investigate the incident.

“We are in the process of identifying the individuals involved and had taken statements from two people who were allegedly at the scene to help in investigation,” he said when contacted by Bernama there today.

As-Syakirin Islamic Cemetery. NSTP/Rasul Azli Samad

Mohd Nor Yhazid said the police were scrutinising several police reports to open an investigation paper and currently the case was being investigated under Section 297 of the Penal Code.

The local media yesterday reported that the residents in Bachang were in an uproar over the damage to about 20 headstones at the cemetery due to vandalism by irresponsible quarters at 8pm. –BERNAMA

Police in the process of identifying the individuals involved and had taken statements from two people who were allegedly at the scene to help in investigation. NSTP/Rasul Azli Samad
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