Cops identify those behind church arson

| January 12, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have identified possible suspects responsible for the incident at Metro Tarbernacle Church in Desa Melawati here, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said yesterday.

He declined to give details but said those found responsible would be brought to court.

He said quick action and monitoring by police and the Home Ministry since Friday had prevented any other untoward incidents.

Added measures had also been taken to control the situation, he said yesterday after visiting the Puduraya bus terminal where personnel from Rela and the Civil Defence Department were in joint operations with the police to reduce the crime rate in the area.

Hishammuddin said strict action, cooperation, commitment, maturity and wisdom from many parties, especially the police, was needed to control the situation.

Civil Defence Department and Rela personnel have been mobilised at places of worship.

"The public should also play a role by informing police of any suspicious matter. Do not only wait and later point fingers. This is our joint responsibility," he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar warned the public not to gather and demonstrate without a permit.

"Action will be taken against those involved in illegal gatherings. No matter who the person is or the agenda, if they do not obey the law, action will be taken against them." -New Straits Times

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