Fire damages 34 motorcycles at Bukit Jalil flats, police found signs of arson

KUALA LUMPUR: At least 34 motorcycles were damaged in a fire at the Kampung Muhibbah flats in Bukit Jalil here.

Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Muhammad Idzam Jaafar said they were alerted to the case at around 2.21am on Wednesday (July 7).

"We received a call from a woman claiming that a number of motorcycles were on fire at Block G of the flats at Bukit Jalil.

“The fire was put out by the Fire and Rescue Department," he said in a statement.

ACP Muhammad Idzam said was injuries were reported in the incident but 34 motorcycles were damaged.

“These motorcycles were parked close to each other.

“The police and Fire and Rescue Department forensic unit conducted an investigation at the scene to ascertain the cause of the fire,” he said, adding that the case was classified as mischief by fire.

ACP Muhammad Idzam said they have opened investigations under Section 435 of the Penal Code as elements of arson were found.

"We are tracking down the suspect. We urge those with information on the case to come forward immediately," he said.

Those with information should contact Insp Muhamad Firdaus Eber at 014-364 9458, the Cheras police at 03-9284 5050 or 03-9284 5051, or the City police hotline at 03-2115 9999.

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