Monday, March 3, 2014

Attempted assasination of Myanmar MP resolved, says IGP – Bernama

  • Attempted assasination of Myanmar MP resolved, says IGP – Bernama Attempted assasination of Myanmar MP resolved, says IGP – Bernama

Police believe they have resolved the case involving an attempt to assassinate Myanmar Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Aye Maung in Bukit Bintang last month.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pic) said this followed the arrest of a Myanmar national recently.

Following the arrest, police were also tracking down a few Myanmar and Thai nationals, whose identities have been ascertained, in connection with the case, he added.
In the 11.30pm incident at Jalan Alor last February 5, two men on a motorcycle fired six shots at a car in which Aye Maung and Arakan League for Democracy Party chairman, Aye Thor Aung, together with three other Myanmar nationals, were travelling in.

Aye Maung is the chairman of the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP) in Myanmar and chairman of a commission set up by the Myanmar government to investigate reports of ethnic riots in Rakhine.

The five were said to have just left Plaza Low Yat when the shots were fired.
When asked on a foreign agency report about fear of the ethnic violence in Myanmar spreading to Malaysia, Khalid said: "No, I don't think so, but, we are monitoring closely whatever happens in Myanmar".

Earlier, when opening the Kota Tinggi District Police Complex, Khalid said Bukit Aman was prepared to mobilise more personnel in an effort to beef up the police delivery service and ensure public order in the country.

Towards this end, he said a study was being carried to identify the posts that would be required, adding that the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) had been promised 4,000 new posts a year.
He also said two new district police complex would be built, namely for the South Johor Baru police and the Nusajaya police, and also a new police station in Pengerang, which was in progress.
Implementation of the projects cost more than RM250 million, he added. – Bernama, March 3, 2014.
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