DAP has strongly condemned what was believed to be a Molotov cocktail attack on Beruas MP Datuk Ngeh Khoo Ham’s residence earlier this morning.
According to DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke Siew Fook, he was informed by Ngeh of the incident, which police had confirmed was a suspected case of arson.
“DAP strongly condemns this violent attack that threatens the safety of his family. We affirm that any form of violence is completely unacceptable in addressing the differences within our society,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 10).
“DAP also calls on the Home Ministry and police to take a serious view of this incident and ensure that safety and public order are upheld at all times.
“On behalf of the entire DAP leadership, I express sympathy and solidarity with his family over this violent act.”
Malaysiakini reported that Perak police chief Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri had confirmed earlier that the fire was suspected to be an act of arson and said the investigation is being carried out from multiple angles.
Sin Chew Daily reported that there were no casualties reported in the 2.50am incident.
Ngeh told the Chinese language daily that he and his wife were woken by a passerby who rang the house bell and alerted them to the fire.
Ngeh, a Perak DAP leader, said he had lodged a report on the matter at the Ayer Tawar police station.
The Ayer Tawar fire and rescue department said they received a distress call at 3.05am and immediately dispatched personnel to the scene.
According to the report, three cars were razed in the incident, including a Mercedes E300, which was about 80% razed. Also partially burnt were a Honda CRV and Toyota Hilux, as well as the house’s porch roof.
Ngeh and his wife were reportedly asleep during the incident before they were awakened by a passerby who rang their doorbell and alerted them of the fire. – Jan 10, 2024
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