Four arrested for splashing red paint on environmental activist's home

PETALING JAYA: Four thugs have been arrested for splashing red paint at the house of environmental activist Pua Ley Peng recently.

Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the four suspects were arrested following a raid on a town house in Damansara on Monday (July 1).

He said a team comprising personnel from the D7 Gangsterism Prevention Unit conducted the raid.

"The four suspects are aged between 20 and 31. We also seized a vehicle believed to have been used in the incident as well as a samurai sword, one mobile phone believed to have been used to record the paint-splashing incident and a packet believed to contain syabu.

"Based on initial interrogations, three of the suspects have confessed their involvement in the case," he said in a statement Monday.

He added that all four suspects confessed to involvement in Gang 24 secret society activities as well as receiving payment from an individual.

"All four suspects have criminal records including crime and drugs and were wanted by police," he said.

It was reported that Pua was concerned about her family's safety after her house was splashed with red paint last week.

Pua, who was not home at the time, said her sister witnessed the incident. 

The incident happened at 10.30am. She said her sister lodged a police report. 

Pua, who has been speaking out against illegal factories in Banting and Jenjarom, suspects her activism had rubbed some parties the wrong way. 

She declined to comment further, saying that police investigation are underway.

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