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IGP: Attempted assassination of Myanmar MP resolved

By Desiree Tresa Gasper
March 2, 2014

KOTA TINGGI: Police believe they have resolved the case involving the attempt to assassinate two Myanmar political leaders in Bukit Bintang last month.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said this followed the arrest of a Myanmar national recently for the attempted murder of Myanmar member of parliament and Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP) chairman Dr Aye Maung and Arakan League for Democracy Party chairman Aye Thor Aung.

“We are now in the midst of looking for another Myanmar national and Thai national whom we have identified,” he said.

In the 11.30pm incident at Jalan Alor on Feb 5, two men on a motorcycle fired six shots at a car in which Aye Maung and Aye Thor Aung, together with three other Myanmar nationals, were travelling in.

The five were said to have just left Plaza Low Yat when the shots were fired.

When asked to comment on a foreign agency report about fear of ethnic violence in Myanmar spreading to Malaysia, Khalid said: “No, I don’t think so, but, we are monitoring closely whatever happens in Myanmar.”

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