Friday October 10, 2008

Molotov cocktails thrown at eight vehicles

PETALING JAYA: A total of eight vehicles including a school bus were torched after molotov cocktails were thrown at them by two men on Friday morning.

The vehicles which were badly damaged in the arson included a Honda Civic, three Proton Iswaras, a Toyota Harrier, a Naza Ria, a Toyota Vios and a bus.

The arson attacks, believed to have occurred between 4am and 6.30am, were all in Petaling Jaya, on Jalan SS3, SS4/4D and SS5/5D in Kelana Jaya and in Sunway.

One of the car owners, who declined to be named, said he saw two men in a four-wheel drive, drive past his house with one of them standing in the back. The person at the back then lit a molotov cocktail before throwing it towards his car.

Later, all the vehicle owners lodged police reports.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamad confirmed the incidents, adding that police are investigating the motive for the attacks.

The case is being investigated under Section 435 of the Penal Code for causing mischief by fire with intent to cause damage.

Full Star report here.

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Just a reminder to jog your memory.

Since the day of the incident, I’ve not read any further reports nor was there a clear response or explanation from the RMP on who were the perpetrators.

Will there be more of such despicable acts in the near future and if so, can we consider it as random acts of mischief?

But what if it was not random?

Be aware and keep your eyes open, folks.

Camera phones will come in handy wherever you are. And stay safe, always.