Claiming terrorism, PBK president want special police team to probe firebombing of Satok KK Mart

Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan today urged the police to form a special team headed by a senior and experienced officer to investigate the hurling of a Molotov cocktail at KK Mart outlet in Satok last Sunday.

(MMO) – He said the act by an unknown individual or individuals is a serious case and the third time in the country against the Sarawak-based company.

He said the authorities should not treat the case as just being normal or not serious enough that only demands or requires routine work.

Voon, a former senior police officer, disagreed that the case is being investigated under Section 435 of the Penal Code for mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damages.

He said the police should investigate this case under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 to combat any form of terrorism.

“This is to ensure that no individual can escape from any legal action if they are involved in acts of violence and incitement of hate among people,” he said.

Voon, who is also a practising lawyer, also urged the police to use the Sedition Act 1948 against haters or people who spread or propagate any material that has a “seditious tendency” to cause disharmony against various races and religions in the country.

“People in the streets now are living in fear. The authorities should not discount the attack on KK Mart, the possibility of shopping malls and public places being attacked by such individuals or groups of people,” he said.

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