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Business spat behind firebombing of KL nightspot, say police
Published on: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
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Business spat behind firebombing of KL nightspot, say police
CCTV footage showed four men throwing petrol bombs at the entertainment outlet before fleeing the scene.
PETALING JAYA: The firebombing of an entertainment centre in Jalan Yap Kwan Seng on May 9 was motivated by a business disagreement, says Kuala Lumpur police chief Rusdi Isa.

Rusdi said this was determined after the arrest of six suspects, including one who was detained this morning.

“The latest suspect arrested is a 23-year-old man, who will be remanded. We cannot complete the investigation yet. Two or three others are still at large and need to be arrested,” Bernama reported him as saying.

Rusdi said this after the monthly meeting at the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters today.

He said all the arrested suspects had criminal records.

“This is an isolated case, a dispute between businessmen. Some of them were hired to throw the firebombs. But so far no connection with secret societies has been found,” he said.

Rusdi said two of the six suspects were also being investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting in a public place using offensive weapons.

A CCTV video went viral on May 9 showing four people on motorcycles throwing petrol bombs in front of the entertainment centre.

The next day, Rusdi was reported as saying he had taken statements from the nightspot’s owner and manager to aid the investigation.

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