KANGAR, July 17 — Police have confirmed that the man believed to have set the official car of Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin on fire in March was the same person who injured Perlis Islamic Religious Affairs Department (Jaips) director Hazman Hassan in September last year.
Perlis police chief SAC Noor Mushar Mohamad said, the man, nicknamed ‘Mie Tomoi’, confessed to the offences during interrogation last week.
Hazman was severely injured on the face after being slashed with a sharp weapon believed to be a samurai sword by a man who broke into his house at Jalan Kampung Guru here on September 3, 2018.
“Mie Tomoi also admitted to have been paid by other individuals to commit both crimes,” he told reporters at the Perlis Police Contingent headquarters here yesterday.
Mie Tomoi, 48, is under remand for six days until today for setting the car on fire and later will be remanded for the case of injuring the Jaips director.
Mie Tomoi, who was arrested in Kuala Ketil, Kedah on July 6, has 16 previous records for robbery and drug abuse cases and had been convicted before. — Bernama