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2 October 2017
PETALING JAYA: Ipoh police are trying to determine whether there was foul play in the fire that razed a gazebo at St Michael’s Church there on Friday.
Star Online quoted Ipoh district police chief ACP Sum Chang Keong as saying two officers were sent from the Pekan Baru police station after receiving a call about the incident.
He said by then, firemen had put out the blaze.
The gazebo was a temporary structure made of wood and attap. At the time of the fire, nothing was kept there.
“We have already recorded the statements of the caller and a few witnesses, including a priest from the church,” Sum said.
Police are waiting for a full report from the Fire and Rescue Department.
1 October 2017
Police probe razed crib outside Ipoh church
A CRIB placed outside St Michael’s Church in Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, Ipoh, was razed early yesterday, a day before the church celebrated the feast of its patron saint.
Ipoh police chief Assistant Commissioner Sum Chang Keong said police were investigating the case to ascertain if there was foul play involved.
Police have questioned several witnesses, including the parish priest.
They are awaiting a report from the Fire and Rescue Department on the cause of the blaze.
The crib was built two years ago by members of the Orang Asli community who attend the church.
It is used during the Christmas season, when church authorities place statues inside to signify the birth of Christ.
At the time of the fire yesterday, the crib was empty.
Police investigating fire at St Michael’s Church
Sunday, 1 Oct 2017
IPOH: Police are investigating the case of a fire that razed a gazebo at St Michael’s Church here on Friday.
Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Sum Chang Keong said two officers were dispatched from the Pekan Baru police station after a call about the incident was received.
“When we arrived we were informed by the Fire and Rescue Department that the fire had been reduced to embers by the time firemen arrived,” he said on Sunday.
ACP Sum said police are investigating what caused the gazebo — a temporary structure made of wood and palm leaves — to catch fire.
Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/10/01/police-investigating-fire-at-ipoh-church/#1uwj6HdCjj0oLqAw.99