Malaysia car bomb case: Man nabbed, says he is nurse's ex-lover

Police found several electronic devices and firecracker explosive in the suspect's home.
Police found several electronic devices and firecracker explosive in the suspect's home. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian police have arrested a 28-year-old man in their investigations into a homemade bomb that was found planted on a nurse's car in Kapar, Klang.

Selangor CID chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat said the man, who claims to be the nurse's former lover, was arrested at about 3.30am on Monday (July 10) in Taman Petaling Indah, Klang.

He said that at the suspect's home, police found several electronic devices and firecracker explosive believed to have been used to make the improvised explosive device (IED) that was found on the victim's car bumper on Saturday (July 8).

He added that the suspect was formerly an electronics student at a private college in 2006, and previously worked as a salesman at an electrical store.

He said the suspect also claimed that he was a former lover of the victim and that they were having a financial dispute.

SAC Fadzil said however that police were still investigating the motive for the crime.

 

The suspect has been remanded for four days until Thursday, he added.

The 27-year-old nurse was on her way home from work at about 10pm on Saturday (July 8) when she heard a beeping sound coming from her car.

She told the police that she drove to her uncle's house at Taman Damai in Kapar to locate the source of the noise.

Her uncle noticed a suspicious object that looked like a bomb attached to the bumper of the car, which he proceeded to remove.

They then contacted the police and a bomb disposal unit was deployed to the scene.

Police checks confirmed that the object - comprising two cylinders wrapped in black tape, and wires as well as an electronic circuit board and a switch - was an IED.

The bomb disposal unit managed to safely defuse and destroy the IED at about 2.30am on Sunday (July 9).