Seremban city councillor K Senthivelu’s house was hit with red paint and a dead chicken was thrown into the compound of his property.
The incident came a day after Senthivelu was accused of uploading a picture of controversial preacher Zakir Naik, which was said to be offensive, on Facebook.
Three packets of red paint were hurled onto the property in Nilai at about 12.20am today.
The paint landed on his Perodua Myvi parked in the porch.
Red stains were also found throughout the porch.
Senthivelu was quoted as saying that he returned home at 11pm and subsequently went to bed.
He said a neighbour later contacted him to complain that there was a gasoline-like smell coming from his home.
Senthivelu then discovered that his house had been splashed with red paint and a dead chicken left behind.
The local councillor said he has since lodged a police report.
He added that he was unclear about who was responsible for the incident as his home was not equipped with CCTV.
Asked if the attack had anything to do with his social media posting on Zakir, Senthivelu said apart from the incident, he had not had any complaints from anyone recently.
“But I don’t want to speculate, and I will leave it to the police,” he said.
Meanwhile, police are investigating Senthivelu for allegedly touching on the sensitivities of Muslims by uploading an offensive image of Zakir Naik on Facebook recently.
Seremban police chief Mohd Said Ibrahim said five police reports have been lodged against Senthivelu.
He added that police have opened an investigation paper and would call Senthivelu to record his statement.
Mohd Said said the investigation is carried out under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for improper use of network facilities.
Meanwhile, Senthivelu, a DAP member, has apologised for the post, saying he had shared the image without checking.
“I only realised after reading comments on the post,” he wrote on his Facebook on Jan 3.