Suspected Arson Attempt on Senior MACC Officer’s Home

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Likely fiery ‘warning’ for MACC officer investigation high-profile cases.

A suspected arson attack was carried out on the home of a high-ranking officer of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) who is probing several high-profile cases.

According to a source with knowledge of the matter, a molotov cocktail was allegedly lobbed into the double-storey house in Taman Suria Tropika, Sri Kembangan, yesterday afternoon, Malaysiakini reported.

“The officer is investigating many high-profile cases. It is likely a warning to him,” the source was quoted as saying.

The officer and his family were not in the house when the upper floor caught fire at about 2.30pm.

The Fire and Rescue Department received a distress call at 2.55pm and were able to contain the fire at 3.12pm.

In its report, the department said 80 percent of the second floor was razed although the ground floor remained unaffected.

“The report is only that the house caught fire.

“We can only reclassify and investigate the case if there is a criminal element in the report provided by the Fire and Rescue Department’s forensic investigation unit.”