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Thursday, Oct 9, 2014


Cops to take swift action following Bukit Bintang blast, says Malaysian Deputy Home Minister

The Star/ANN | Yuen Meikeng | Thursday, Oct 9, 2014

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar rebutted allegations that refugees at Immigration detention centres were being forced to strip naked.

KUALA LUMPUR - Police will take swift action on those involved in the bomb blast in at Sun Complex in Bukit Bintang, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (pic).

Wan Junaidi also expressed his sympathy to those injured in the 4.30am incident.

He said he has yet to get information on the motive behind the explosion that injured 14 people and those who were behind the crime.

"Have faith that the police will take action.

"We have yet to have information on the motive behind the explosion or who was behind it.

"It could be done by locals or immigrants.

"It could also have been due to business rivalry between the clubs in the area.

"The possibilities are numerous," he told the Dewan Rakyat during question time Thursday.

Wan Junaidi was answering a supplementary question by Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah (BN - Lenggong) who brought up the incident.

"This is a worrying incident.

"As part of the House, we should express our regret and sympathy to those who were hurt in the blast," said Shamsul Anuar.

It was reported that gangland fighting was believed to be behind the bomb blast at Sun Complex in Jalan Bukit Bintang.

City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa had said gangsters could have been behind the explosion, believed to be from grenades, but police are investigating the case from all angles.

A car jockey was seriously injured in the blast and is under intensive care at Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

At least 14 others, were injured in the blast and have been warded at Hospital Kuala Lumpur and the nearby Tung Shin Hospital.

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