Molotov cocktail thrown into Penang Chief Minister's house, no one injured

A Molotov cocktail was thrown into the compound of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's house on Saturday night, but no one was injured. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
A Molotov cocktail was thrown into the compound of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's house on Saturday night, but no one was injured. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Molotov cocktail was thrown into the compound of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's house in Jalan Pinhorn on Saturday night.

No one was hurt in the 11.48pm incident, which left burn marks in the garden of Mr Lim's residence on Jalan Pinhorn.

Penang's police chief, Senior Deputy Commissoner Wira Abdul Rahim Hanafi, said the attack was believed to have been committed by individuals riding a motorcycle, and forensic investigations showed the bottle used in the attack contained kerosene.

Datuk Abdul Rahim said CCTV footage of the area around Mr Lim's home was being examined to identify suspects.

He added that the case has been classified as arson under Section 435 of the Penal Code, and called on eyewitnesses to come forward to assist police with investigations.

News portals reported that Mr Wong Kim Fei, Mr Lim's press secretary, said he would go ahead with his plan to attend state-level Merdeka Day celebrations at Padang Kota Lama on Sunday.

Mr Wong also said that the Democratic Action Party secretary-general would not be issuing a statement on the incident as it was an ongoing police investigation.