Church in Kota Tinggi splashed with red paint


KOTA TINGGI: The St Elizabeth Catholic Church in Jalan Kota Kecil here was splashed with red paint believed to have been done early yesterday.Kota Tinggi police district chief Supt Osman Mohamed Sebot said police received information about the incident about 8.30am.

“There were seven marks of two types of paint on the church including on the main gate entrance, the front door, and the compound,” he told reporters at the scene.

Osman said the individuals involved in the incident were found to have put two types of red paint in seven plastic bags before throwing them at the church, either from the front gate or from the side.

He said police found two paint cans in a drain outside the church fence.

Based on the fact that some of the paint was still wet, Osman said police believed the incident took place between 6-7am and was done by more than two individuals.

“We do not want to speculate and are investigating the motive of the incident including looking for witnesses. Anyone who had seen the deed is urged to come forward and make a police report, “ he said. — Bernama