MATU: The police are investigating a break-in incident at Dewan Suarah Matu.
Matu District Officer Wan Hipni Wan Mohamad said there was no loss of goods in the incident that took place on Monday.
“Routine inspection by the staff at around 2pm found that the Matu District Office had been broken into — the door lock was damaged.
“The door was also opened and it was found that the meter and the surrounding wires had been cut and unplugged and placed on the floor.
“The results of the inspection also found that no items were missing,” he told our reporter yesterday.
When asked if the incident had elements of sabotage ahead of the 12th state election, he declined to comment saying a police report has been lodged to facilitate further action and investigation.
Criminal Investigation Department head of Matu Daro district police headquarters Inspector Anuar Affindi, when contacted, said he could not comment on the incident as the case was still under investigation.
Meanwhile, Jemoreng incumbent assemblyman Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya said it was a serious act of vandalism.
“This hall used to be a vaccination centre and it is also very important for us as a nomination location,” he said, disappointed with the irresponsible act.
Juanda also stressed the perpetrators must remember that the authorities will investigate and even constantly monitor the case.
“Whoever did this will definitely face the music.
“Don’t commit vandalism especially when our community is being tested with Covid-19. Be a responsible community,” he pointed out.