MALACCA : A Malacca PKR leader’s car was set ablaze here at Kampung Krubong while he and several other PKR (People’s Justice Party) leaders and members of the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) were meeting the villagers.
“I suspect there was foul play involved and that it was an act of hate,” said Mohd Nasir Mamat in his police report.
The PKR leader told local daily Malaysiakini that his car, a Toyota Vios, was set ablaze at around 11.50pm, around 30 minutes after he and his associates arrived to meet the local villagers at a coffee shop.
They were planning to invite the villagers to attend a talk that is due to be held at the village on the 26th of November which would also be graced with the presence of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahatir Mohamad who is the manager of BERSATU as well as Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who is the president of BERSATU.
There were around 40 people at the coffee shop. PKR and BERSATU activists noticed the fire and quickly moved their vehicles before the fire escalated. No other cars were damaged by the fiery inferno.
The villagers tried to help extinguish the fire by throwing buckets of water, he told the daily.
The fire was eventually put out by the fire department but the car was a total write-off.
“The car was bought in 2014, but what can I do? This is fate. But if anything, this incident serves as motivation for me to continue with the talk on 26th November,” said Mohd Nasir.
Just recently, BERSATU high council member Rafiq Naizamohideen claimed he received death threats from a local UMNO leader to not enter his village.
The former UMNO youth leader claims that a man on a motorcycle poured petrol on his Toyota Vios before setting it on fire.
“I believe this incident is related to the threats sent to me. This is the way UMNO leaders want to act. It seems that we now live in an age where the ‘gangsterism’ has acculturated our nation,” said Rafiq in a statement.
He also reassures that the program set on the 26th of November at Kampung Krubong will continue as planned despite the incident. – The Inscriber