Latest on Malaysian church attacks. In apparent move to limit media reports on attack against four churches in Kuala Lumpur last night, today Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa issued stern warning – that ISA will be used against those spreading rumours of the attacks. The Star reports:
Those spreading vicious rumours over the arson attacks on three churches in the Klang Valley on Friday can be arrested under the Internal Security Act, IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan warned.
He said he had received numerous phone calls as well as SMSes, alleging that more than three churches had been attacked.
“I have also received SMSes that vehicles with crosses and rosaries had been vandalised in the Klang Valley. All these are mere rumours.
“We will not tolerate such actions and will not hesitate to even arrest those responsible under Section 28 of the ISA,” Musa told The Star, adding that the police were tracing who had sent out such SMSes.
Did the IGP also implies that this report by Malaysian Insider – was mere rumor? Read here:
A fourth Klang Valley church, this time in Kampung Subang, was reportedly attacked with Molotov cocktail which failed to explode while police have dismissed reports that cars with Christian symbols having their windscreens smashed in the Bangsar suburb today, hours after arson attacks on three churches.
Police have sent a team to investigate the latest church attack in Kampung Subang which is linked to the controversial High Court ruling allowing “Allah” to be used by Catholic weekly Herald in its Bahasa Malaysia section that has outraged Muslim groups.
Selangor police chief DCP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said the Molotov cocktail failed to explode.
City police have also increased patrols in the middle-class Bangsar suburb after people reported cars with Christian symbols such as crucifixes and rosaries had their windscreens smashed. However, police say no cars have been found smashed.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said in the morning three churches were attacked from midnight – the Metro Tabernacle in Desa Melawati, the Church of Assumption in Petaling Jaya Old Town and the Life Chapel in Section 17, Petaling Jaya.