Molotov cocktail razes Malaysian custom officer’s house, vehicles

KOTA BHARU (BERNAMA) – An arsonist threw a molotov cocktail which damaged a house, a garage and destroyed two vehicles belonging to an officer of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department of Kelantan in Kampung Perupok here, early yesterday morning.

Kelantan Deputy Police Chief SAC Abdullah Mat Piah said no injuries were reported in the 2.45am fire which also damaged 30 per cent of the house and its garage.

“Six occupants of the house came out after being roused by an explosion. They saw two vehicles in a garage on fire,’’ he said when contacted yesterday.

He said the Fire and Rescue Department, which arrived 10 minutes after being alerted, put out the fire in half-an-hour, adding, JBPM also found bottle fragments, a smell of petrol and a lighter at the scene.

To date, no arrest had been made over the case which was being investigated under Section 436 of the Penal Code, Abdullah added.