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Published: Wednesday December 25, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday December 25, 2013 MYT 10:22:21 AM

Intruders trigger system during attempt at Deputy Home Minister’s house, suspects escaped

Point of entry: ACP Roslan (left) and ASP Abdul Rahim Abdullah inspecting the fence at Wan Junaidi’s house. -ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / The Star

Point of entry: ACP Roslan (left) and ASP Abdul Rahim Abdullah inspecting the fence at Wan Junaidi’s house. -ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / The Star

KUCHING: Attempts by burglars to break into the house of Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar was foiled when the security alarm tripped, alerting policemen and Rela members at the guard post.

Wan Junaidi and his family were on holiday overseas and only a maid was in the house at the time of the incident.

Two policemen and three Rela members manning the post of the house at Jalan Tengah, off Green Road here, heard the alarm go off around 3.15am.

Kuching police chief ACP Roslan Bek Ahmad when met at the scene, said policemen and Rela members were just about to check on the house when two suspects attempted to flee.

He said one of the policemen fired a warning shot to stop the suspects but they managed to get away on a motorcycle parked nearby.

“We believe that the suspects entered the compound by breaking through the fence.

“They then attempted to enter the house through a window by prying it open but that tripped the alarm, and they fled the compound the same way they came in.

“No losses or injuries were reported,” said ACP Roslan.

Wan Junaidi when contacted in London said only his maid was in the house during the time of the incident. He was told that the only noticeable damage to his house was on the dining room window and fence.

“Police are still investigating,” he said.

Only about a week ago a state Cabinet minister fell victim to criminals who held him at knife point and hijacked his SUV.

Assistant Culture and Heritage Minister Liwan Lagang was robbed of his Toyota Fortuner by two men when he stopped his vehicle at Kota Sentosa to buy a newspaper after sending his children to school in the morning of Dec 16.

A slight scuffle ensued as Liwan tried to fight off one of the suspects, but to no avail. He was slightly injured.

His SUV was recovered on Dec 21 after Members of the Royal Malay Regiment 11th Battalion on patrol noticed it at the Serikin-Jagoi Babang immigration checkpoint.

Two suspects were arrested after they attempted to drive the vehicle across the border.

Tags / Keywords: East Malaysia, Courts & Crime, Wan Junaidi, burglars, house, Kuching, Sarawak

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