Kuala Lumpur (The Star/ANN) - More students in the Bangsar area in Malaysia have started carrying bottles of water to school in case they become victims of the acid splashers, who have been terrorising residences over the past month.
A teacher, who wished to remain anonymous, said students and staff of her school had been living in fear of what danger lay outside the school compound since late February, when the first known attack happened.
"I've noticed more students carrying bottles containing water to school as a precaution.
"If they are splashed with an unknown liquid, they can immediately wash it off with water," she said.
Every day, students and staff leaving the school feared they would be the next victim, said the teacher.
The teacher said many schools in the Brickfields district had conducted regular safety talks and held discussions with students and school staff, advising them to be careful every time they leave school.
Brickfields Officer In-charge of Police Department Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalidadvised residents and people working or studying in the area to remain vigilant, noting that the attacks had been occurring between noon and 6pm.
"Please be aware of your surroundings at all times and if you see any suspicious-looking men riding a motorcycle in the area, note their physical traits and the vehicle number plate and call us immediately so that we can investigate," he said.
He added that the suspects were believed to be of dark complexion and wore jackets and full-face helmets.
The motorcyle they use is believed to have a storage basket in front.
"If you see anyone who matches this description, please contact the nearest police station or the Brickfields police headquarters at 03-2274 2222," ACP Wan Bari said.
It is believed that slightly more than 20 children and women have been attacked in a similar fashion, with the latest ones occurring on March 24 and 25, when two executives and a teacher were splashed with the hazardous liquid along Jalan Tun Sambanthan and Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad.
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Exclusive: Acid victims no. 13, 14 Foreigner and friend become the latest targets in spate of ‘splash-and-run’ attacks in KL the past month
Friday, April 1st, 2011 12:47:00
KUALA LUMPUR: A Frenchman and his female companion became the 13th and 14th victims of a corrosive liquid-splashing attack by a motorcycle duo in the latest incident in Jalan Conlay about 3pm last Saturday. KL City CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah, when contacted by The Malay Mail yesterday, confi rmed the incident. The French couple suffered skin irritation believed to have been caused by a caustic chemical.” He, however, declined to elaborate. This brings the number of victims in the city splashed with ‘burning liquids’ to 14 over the past month -- eight pupils and a teacher in Bangsar on March 2 afternoon; two marketing executives in Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields on March 24 evening; and a teacher in Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad, also in Brickfi elds, on March 25 morning.
Police however, remain frustrated that no one has stepped forward to volunteer any information on the suspects, despite appeals. The Malay Mail was alerted of the latest incident by a reader who witnessed the attack. Police sources said a motorcyclist with a pillion rider approached the couple from behind and threw a caustic chemical which hit the woman on the face before fl eeing the scene. In a statement, the French Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said: “We confirm the incident involving a French national.
We are not in the position to communicate his identity and contacts. We are closely monitoring the situation.” An embassy representative lodged a police report at 5pm on the day of the incident. Meanwhile, police are waiting for Ruhainah Husin and Magfirah Zakaria to provide a more detailed description of the suspects. Both Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) marketing executives were splashed with liquid about 5.30pm last Thursday while walking towards their car parked in Jalan Scott, off Jalan Tun Sambanthan. Magfirah saw a motorcyclist momentarily stopping behind Ruhinah before the pillion rider splashed them with liquid from a bottle.
Ruhinah suffered burns on the left side of her face while her colleague sustained burns from the splashed liquid. Ruhinah’s husband, Wan Mohd Nafizul, 30, when contacted yesterday, said his wife was still recovering at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). “Police are waiting for Ruhainah to recover to get a more detailed description of the suspects,” he said, adding police also wanted to talk to Magfirah.
Last Friday at 7am, a 25-year-old history teacher with SMK Vivekananda in Brickfields suffered discomfort in her eyes and burns on her breasts after being splashed with liquid also by two men on a motorcycle which approached her from behind just as she was passing SRJK (Tamil) Vivekananda in Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad on her way to her school nearby. On March 2 at 4.45pm, eight primary pupils and a teacher of SK Bukit Bandaraya in Bangsar were splashed with a liquid believed to be thinner by a motorcyclist in black.
All suffered burning sensations on their faces, arms and bodies, and were taken to UMMC for treatment. Police initially believed the attack was an isolated one by an unsound individual, but with subsequent cases, there was a growing suspicion that they were connected, including the possibility of copycats being involved. None has come forward with information on recent spate of splash-and-run attacks
KUALA LUMPUR: Police are still without information from witnesses on the acid-splashing incidents that have shocked Brickfields and Bangsar over the past month. To date, 14 people have been injuried by such attacks by motorcyclists, including the latest on a French couple in Jalan Conlay last Saturday. Brickfields district police chief ACP Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said police needed clues to act on, and again urged the public, especially Brickfields residents, to cooperate with them. "Despite the media coverage on the incidents, we have yet to receive even a phone call from anyone. Two of the incidents occurred during rush hour in Brickfields.
"We are sure some people would have seen something. "We have a task force to handle the cases but we need information to work on." He urged the public to alert police if they noticed suspicious-looking individuals loitering in their neighbourhood. Brickfields Rukun Tetangga chief S.S.K. Naidu said the relocation of the district police headquarters (IPD) from Brickfields to Sri Petaling could be a reason for such incidents. Palm Court condominium chairman S. Nookaraju said that when Brickfields previously had an IPD, there were more police mobile patrol vehicles (MPVs) making their rounds.
"The IPD was at a strategic location in Brickfields. It discouraged criminals from entering." Both Naidu and Nookaraju felt that with rapid development, traffic problems and the Little India project, relocating the police headquarters to Sri Petaling was not the best move. "Police should have looked for another site in Brickfields instead of relocating elsewhere," said Naidu. Last week, two mysterious motorcycling acid-splashers injured three women in Jalan Tun Sambanthan and Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad. The duo had dark complexion and were in dark-coloured shirts.
They were on a Honda EX5 motorcycle with the corrosive liquid in the goods basket. On March 24, two marketing executives were splashed with liquid while walking along Jalan Tun Sambanthan at 5.30pm. They said they only noticed the two men on a motorcycle after they were splashed with the substance, believed to be acid. They suffered facial burns. On day later, a teacher walking to SMK Vivekananda in Jalan Sultan Abdul Samad at 7am suffered discomfort in her eyes and burns on her chest. She told police she also saw two men on a motorcycle speeding past her after she was attacked from behind.
On March 2, eight primary pupils and a teacher of SK Bukit Bandaraya in Bangsar screamed in pain after being splashed with a liquid believed to be thinner by a motorcyclist in black clothing. The nine victims suffered burns on their faces, arms and bodies and were taken to the University Malaya Medical Centre for treatment. Six days later, two men were held on suspicion of splashing thinner on the pupils and the teacher and were released on police bail.
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