Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Another incident, this time in Seremban - Anil Netto

Another incident has been reported in Seremban this morning, bringing the total number of church properties targeted to nine.

Some people are having trouble keeping track of the number of incidents; so here is my tally:

  1. Metro Tabernacle Church in Desa Melawati – molotov cocktail damages administrative wing (8 Jan)
  2. Assumption Church in Jalan Templar – molotov cocktail hurled on pavement in front of church fails to explode (8 Jan)
  3. Life Chapel in Section 17, PJ – molotov cocktail slightly damages porch (8 Jan)
  4. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in PJ old town – firebomb misses window, scorches outer wall, minimal damage (8 Jan)
  5. All Saints’ Anglican Church in Taiping – two molotov cocktails scorch stair case leading to main entrance and side porch (9 Jan)
  6. Convent school in Taiping – molotov cocktail, probably meant for St Louis’ Catholic Church next door, breaks guard-house window (9 Jan)
  7. Malacca Baptist Church in Durian Daun – smeared with black paint (9 Jan)
  8. Good Shepherd Anglican church in Lutong Miri – stoning damages two windows (9 Jan)
  9. Sidang Injil Church in Seremban – front doors scorched (10 Jan)

Only the Metro Tabernacle Church suffered serious damage.

M Bakri Musa has come up with a scathing blog post here, comparing the comments and reactions of various key personalities such as Najib, Khairy, Khalid Ibrahim, Anwar and Hadi.

The latest attack scorched the front door of the Sidang Injil Borneo church. Earlier, Lim Kit Siang and the Insider reported that Rasah MP Anthony Loke had confirmed the attack. The deputy IGP at first denied the report, according to the Insider, but Negri Sembilan police said the culprits used petrol to try and set fire to the door.

According to a Twitter message from Lim Kit Siang, the church is located less than 1km from the Seremban IPD. The church, which is believed to conduct Malay-language services, is said to be the “fastest growing church” in the country.

Meanwhile, an Indonesian scholar has told organisations in that country to remind Indonesian Muslims not to copy the attacks in Malaysia,