Suspect in Ipoh Molotov cocktail attack negative for drugs, say cops

IPOH: The man who was arrested on suspicion of committing arson at the residence of Beruas MP Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham has tested negative for drugs.

Perak police chief Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri confirmed this when contacted by Bernama, adding that screening was conducted after the suspect was arrested on Friday (Jan 12).

Mohd Yusri said that the man was arrested in the Shah Alam area, Selangor, at about 4am and was remanded until Tuesday.

He added that police also seized two mobile phones and a check found that the man did not have a criminal record.

On Saturday (Jan 13), Mohd Yusri confirmed that the man, in his 30s, was not a member of any political party and that the police were still investigating his motive.

In the Wednesday (Jan 10) incident, three cars, parked on the porch of Ngeh’s house in Ayer Tawar, were damaged when a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the house compound. – Bernama