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Published: Monday January 27, 2014 MYT 11:34:00 AM
Updated: Monday January 27, 2014 MYT 11:36:56 AM

Molotov cocktails thrown in church compound in Penang

BALIK PULAU: The Church of the Assumption in Lebuh Farquhar has been attacked in the early morning after a controversial banner with the word "Allah" found outside the church on Sunday.

Penang police chief SDCP Datuk Abdul Rahim said that two Molotov cocktails were thrown into the church compound at about 1.30am early Monday morning.

"However only one exploded as the other one fell on the grass.

"Initial investigations showed that two men on a motorcycle committed the crime," he said in a press conference on Monday.

Representatives from the church, and a few other churches in the area have lodged police reports over controversial banners that were put up at the their entrances.

Tags / Keywords: crime, Molotov cocktail, Penang, Church of the Assumption

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