KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Police have arrested two of three men suspected of involvement in an attempt to tow a woman's car at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) last Friday (May 17) which went viral on social media.
The three men tried to tow a Mazda car belonging to a woman after claiming the 32-year-old was behind on her loan payment by 19 months.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said the first arrest was made after a tow truck driver surrendered at 2.20pm on Tuesday (May 21), while his friend was detained at a hotel at 11.50pm on the same day.
"While another suspect has not surrendered, we urge the individual to immediately surrender to assist in the investigation," he said in a media conference at the Kuala Lumpur Police Headquarters on Wednesday (May 22).
He said the case was being investigated under Section 384 of the Penal Code for extortion.
In another development, Mazlan confirmed that the police have received a report on the act of throwing eight empty liquor bottles into the compound of Al-Makmur surau of Sri Pantai Public Housing Programme (PPR), Jalan Pantai Dalam on Sunday (May 19).
"We view this case as mischief and take a serious look at this incident.
"I hope that people understand each other and respect other religions," he said.
The incident was reported around 8.30pm and ended at about 11pm when pilgrims from Block 100 and 102 of the PPR attended the Isyak and Tarawih prayers. – Bernama