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‘Bomb’ explodes outside PKR HQ
A homemade explosive went off near a TNB feeder pillar some 40 metres away from the PKR HQ.
PETALING JAYA: A homemade bomb exploded some 40 metres from the PKR headquarters in Tropicana several hours after improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were discovered in DAP offices in Kepong and Puchong.
A police source said the small explosive device went off near a TNB feeder pillar along Jalan Merchant Square at around 10pm last night.
“It was a minor explosion, there were no injuries or serious damage. It was a homemade explosive,” he added.
A police bomb disposal unit and forensics team were also dispatched to the scene.
PKR leaders could not be reached for comment.
Three ‘bombs’ found at DAP campaign site
Bomb found at DAP Bandar Kinrara office
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Three ‘bombs’ found at DAP campaign site
Police detonated the explosive devices which were packed in a box.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police detonated three explosive devices after removing them from a DAP election campaign site in Jinjang Utara, Kepong, here, this morning.
The devices were packed in a box with a warning: “Awas. Bom” (Caution: Bomb).
Incumbent Kepong MP Dr Tan Seng Giaw (DAP) said he received a call from the Kepong DAP branch chairman at 5.30am informing him about the discovery of the three explosive devices.
“I initially thought it was a hoax but it turned out to be real. We proceeded to make a police report,” he said when contacted today.
“An hour later, a police bomb detonation squad arrived and took the devices to another area and detonate them,” he said.
Tan also condemned the violence.
DAY 13What’s happening during the election campaigns around the country today? Quotable quotes, planned events and unplanned incidents as they take place.
1.15pm – Kuala Lumpur: Three explosives are discovered at a PKR pondok near the Jinjang market today says PKR vice president Tian Chua. He says police have defused the situation by detonating the bombs safely.
“The explosives were ignited by the police. The explosives were placed in a biscuit tin. I am glad that it did not go off and injure people,” says Chua in a statemement.
“I am currently at the location together with Tan Seng Giaw and Lim Lik Yeng. We hope to assure the people it’s safe and the police are doing all they can to get to the bottom of it,” he says.
He added that he and other incumbent Pakatan Federal Territories MPs met with the Election Commission over the indelible ink issue, but “again they refused to demonstrate the usage of the ink to us”.
Meanwhile in Seri Kembangan, Malaysiakini observes a side street cordoned off, with 15 to 20 policemen, four cruisers, and triangular ‘danger, explosives’ sign put up.
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IT WILL GET DIRTIER AND MORE VIOLENT….
THREAT MADE AGAINST THE GRANDSON OF LIM KIT SIANG, SON OF LIM GUAN ENG!
PENANG Caretaker Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has reportedly received a sinister threat involving his young son from an unidentified caller.
His political secretary Ng Wei Aik said around 1pm yesterday, the DAP headquarters received a call from an English-speaking person who warned that Lim should “take care of his son”.
“It looks like they want to play dirty tactics already. So, we have lodged a police report against the person,” said Ng, who is Tanjung candidate.
DAY 8 What’s happening during the election campaigns around the country today? Quotable quotes, planned events and unplanned incidents as they take place.
4.17pm – Tanjong Piai: When DAP Tanjong Piai parliamentary constituency candidate Mahdzir Ibrahim and Pekan Nenas state constituency candidate Yeo Tun Siong were carrying out door-to-door visits in Pekan Nenas, a small town once famous for its pineapples, a man clad in a blue BN shirt shouted “Matilah DAP! (die DAP)” at them from a moving car.
Both candidates and their campaigners did not respond to the insult but joked among themselves.
“Don’t be provoked, stability above chaos” they said, making fun of MCA’s campaign slogan.
Generally the two received overwhelming support from Chinese residents there, while Malay residents did not openly express their inclination.
One Chinese grocery shop owner even offered the campaigners free drinks.
VIOLENCE OF ANOTHER KIND: VANDALISM OF BILL BOARDS
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No more love in the air for MCA billboards
MCA billboards in Seputeh constituency were taken down following an embarrassing karaoke video, which went viral on Tuesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional-MCA billboards in the Seputeh constituency have been taken down following the party’s “Love is in the Air” video, which went viral earlier this week.
It is not known if the billboards were removed by MCA or by disgruntled residents.
However, on the day the MCA Federal Territory’s 1Malaysia task force team’s “Love is in the Air” karaoke video went viral on social-networking sites, a billboard promoting Bukit Bintang candidate Frankie Gan Joon Zin’s karaoke compact disc was slashed and left in tatters.
MCA’s billboards have been extremely unpopular with Seputeh residents since they were erected on nomination day last Saturday.
A billboard of Gan, with the message “BN have laid solid foundation to achieve high income nation and wealths of the nation will be shared all races”, has been the butt of jokes among residents for its poor English.
The residents have slammed MCA’s “tidak apa” (carefree) attitude by allowing such billboards to be put up, calling them an “utter disgrace”.
“BN had a head-start to prepare for election. Yet it couldn’t plan its party banners with correct English. Is BN not taking the rakyat for granted? So tidak apa !!!”, an angry Seputeh resident said
on his Facebook page.
“What an utter disgrace!” another user chimed in.
UPDATED: not one car but two cars set ablaze!
In what is believed to be another politically motivated incident, two cars belonging to PKR candidate Dr Xavier Jayakumar’s daughter were set afire when a group of men threw kerosene containers at the entrance to her residence in Taman Klang Jaya, Klang yesterday.
During the 11pm incident, election agent Sangetha Jeyakumar, 30, was with her father at their Pakatan Rakyat service centre for a meeting following a ceramah session.
A neighbour who did not want to be identified said that two men, one armed with parang, in a silver-coloured Kia Sephia alighted from the vehicle and climbed over the house gate to get into the compound.
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Bersih: Increasing political violence major concern
Three men held over explosion in Nibong Tebal
NIBONG TEBAL, April 25 – Three men aged between 25 and 41 have been arrested in connection with an explosion behind the Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Nibong Tebal operations centre here on Tuesday night.
The suspects were held in George Town, Bukit Mertajam and Nibong Tebal following intelligence and eyewitness accounts, said Penang Police Contingent Headquarters spokesman ACP Roslee Chik.
He said two of them were hauled up in Seberang Perai before the third suspect was picked up in George Town.
“The suspects’ links to political parties are being investigated. One of them has criminal a record relating to the use of explosives,” he told reporters here today.
Roslee said the suspects had been remanded for investigations under Section 6 of the Explosives Act 1957 which carries imprisonment up to seven years or a fine up to RM10,000 or both.
He said the police were also looking for several more suspects.
The commotion took place when incumbent Bukit Gelugor parliamentarian Karpal was giving his speech.Karpal described the bikers’ action as a “serious assault”, adding that DAP does not condone such violent culture.
PENANG A journalist with a Chinese daily was boxed in his ear when a scuffle broke out between a group of men sporting 1Malaysia T-shirts and DAP supporters in Penang last night.
The incident occurred around 9.30pm when about 50 men on motorcycles and sporting the blue 1Malaysia T-shirts allegedly tried to disrupt a ceramah held by DAP at the PAS operations centre in Bukit Gelugor last night.
The men were seen carrying BN flags when they arrived at the site.
They started booing loudly at the crowd who attended the event and tried to force their way into the ceramah area but were prevented from doing so by DAP supporters.
A minor altercation broke out between the two groups and in the midst of this, China Press photographer Sin Kam Weng was punched on his ear.
Police report lodged
Sin, 24, later lodged a report at the nearby Jelutong police station at 10.41pm. Accompanying him was Penang municipal councillor Prem Anand Kumar.
“When the scuffle happened, I tried to take a photograph but was punched on the right ear. The man who punched me warned me not to take any pictures,” said Sin in his police report.
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Teng: Unruly Mat Rempits not ours
The state BN chief says the Mat Rempits did not receive any directives from BN to disrupt the Bukit Gelugor DAP rally.
GEORGE TOWN: State Barisan Nasional has denied any links with the group of 1Malaysia Mat Rempits who disrupted a DAP rally in Bukit Gelugor here last night.
State chairman Teng Chang Yeow denied that the Mat Rempits acted in such hostile and violent manner under the directives of BN or any of its component parties.
He said one cannot conclude that the Mat Rempits were sponsored by BN or its component parties merely because they were wearing T-shirts in support of BN.
He said anyone could have obtained the T-shirts as BN had been freely distributing them to party election workers.
“We have no control over them. I categorically deny BN or any component parties of any links of this group.
The Bersih coalition has condemned the bombings targeting BN that have left one party worker injured in Nibong Tebal last night.
“We view the recent bombings very seriously along with the other incidents (of political violence) and we are glad that the police have acted and taken urgent action,” said Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan.
The coalition noted that incidents of political violence have escalated from threats and minor injuries to the recent bombings, and reiterated its call for all politicians to condemn every instance of political violence regardless of who is targeted.
“The sad part is, we have been talking about political violence since last year and there have been many, many incidents of political violence, but unfortunately the government at that time chose to stay silent.
“That is the danger when you stay silent about political violence. It grows, because it means that you are condoning it,” Ambiga (left) said.
Three youths hurled two petrol bombs (molotov cocktails) at the Barisan Nasional (BN) operations room in Buntong in Ipoh, in what the police suspect could be a move to cause fear to residents and sabotage events leading to the 13th general election on May 5.
In the 5am incident at the operations room in Jalan Desa Rishah, a security guard managed to put out the fire caused by the bomb, which damaged several BN flags.
Nevertheless, the bottle containing petrol caused minimal damage as the three youths sped away from the scene in a red Nissan Sentra, pursued by a special security team set up by the BN.
Perak police chief Mohd Shukri Dahlan said the car was later found abandoned about 5km away, with the trio having given police the slip.
He said the police seized three other petrol bombs and five machetes in the vehicle which was reported stolen in Kota Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, about a month ago.
“We are in the midst of tracking down the three youths, and have not dismissed the possibility that hurling the petrol bomb into the operations centre was politically-motivated.
NCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE…
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Teng slams Pakatan for violence, Anwar urges calm
Anwar Ibrahim says Pakatan stands against political violence in any form, and urged for a peaceful and orderly election.
GEORGE TOWN: The state Barisan Nasional has condemned its rivals for deploying violent tactics to disrupt the coalition campaign in this northern island-state.
Referring to last night’s explosion at a BN rally in Nibong Tebal, state chairman Teng Chang Yeow alleged that Pakatan Rakyat had resorted to violence now to disrupt the coalition’s election programmes and activities.
Anwar condemns explosions and arson
Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim also condemned the attacks, saying that the timing of the explosions and location of these devices were highly suspicious and were clearly meant to create fear and provoke disorder.
“PKR and Pakatan Rakyat, categorically condemn the culprits who are responsible for these bombs, explosions and arson.
“We have nothing but contempt for those who would cynically endanger Malaysian lives.
“I appeal to all Malaysians, particularly those from Penang, to be vigilant, stay calm and not be swayed by rumours that may arise,” he said in a statement today.
BN centre in Sekinchan hit by petrol bomb…
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Petrol bombs hit BN ops centre
An unidentified explosive device went off at a BN ceramah in Penang last night, and early today two petrol bombs were hurled at a BN centre in Sekinchan.
SHAH ALAM: Unidentified people hurled two petrol bombs at the Barisan Nasional (BN) election operations room in Sekinchan near here early today, triggering a fire at the front portion of the building in Parit 9, Baroh, Sungai Leman, police said.
Selangor police election spokesman SAC Hasanuddin Hassan said the 4am fire destroyed some BN flags and banners.
The police found two glass bottles with petrol at the scene but there was no attempt to break into the building, he told a news conference at the Selangor police headquarters here.
Explosion in BN campaign: 2nd explosive device found
The police are saying the improvised explosive device was a work of a professional as it had a timer.
NIBONG TEBAL: An election campaign talk attended by about 3,000 people last night was marred by an explosion at the Nibong Tebal Barisan Nasional operations centre in Jawi, injuring a security guard, and causing panic among the people.
The explosion was believed to have triggered off at the rear area of a stage that was set up for campaign talks, situated next to the operations centre.
During the explosion at 10.15pm, about 3,000 people were gathered to listen to a political talk by Penang Gerakan chief Dr Teng Hock Nan.