KUCHING: Political leaders in the state strongly condemn the shooting of a house belonging to Minister of Local Government and Community Development Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh.
They hoped that a thorough investigation would be carried out soonest to solve the problem.
Assistant Minister of Public Health Datuk Dr Jerip Susil described the shooting as life-threatening and should be strongly condemned.
“We don’t know the motive of the shooting but definitely it is life-threatening and as such we hope the authorities concerned such as the police will carry out a thorough investigation and bring the culprit to book,” he said.
In the incident, one of the windows at the minister’s residence in Sibu was fired at using shotgun.
He said what was obvious was that the shooter was trying to put the law into his own hands and this was something most unwarranted for in a peaceful state like Sarawak.
Assistant Minister of Youth Development Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said he was shocked to hear a senior minister’s house being shot at.
“Let the police investigate the case. This is a very serious matter involving firearms and there should not be any stone left unturned to solve it,” he said when contacted yesterday.