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Published: Saturday April 27, 2013 MYT 8:13:00 PMUpdated: Saturday April 27, 2013 MYT 8:40:31 PM
By ONG HAN SEAN
KUANTAN: A temporary Barisan Nasional operations post under a canopy in Kampung Padang here was torched in an apparent arson attack.
Taman Impianku Umno branch chairman Abdullah Mohd Sidek said the incident had happened at about 3.30am Saturday when several people nearby noticed the banners around the canopy were on fire.
"None of our workers were there at that time. The residents here were the ones who helped put out the fire," he said when contacted.
Abdullah said no one saw who had started the fire but they found a plastic bottle believed to have contained petrol.
He said several banners, flags, posters and parts of the canopy were scorched in the incident.
Abdullah said he had lodged a police report.
Meanwhile, Taman Impianku PKR deputy branch chief M. Manoharan said he and four campaign workers were at their operations room nearby and called for help when they saw the fire.
"What I am sure of is this is not the work of our members. We are all from the same neighbourhood and get along well with each other," he said when met at the scene.
When contacted, Kuantan OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Jasmani Yusoff declined to comment.
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