Malaysian police have arrested 5 men in connection with a grenade attack at Sun Complex in Kuala Lumpur that killed one and injured 12, according to a report on The Star.

This is coming after police raided 6 nightclubs in Bukit Bintang during the hunt for triad kingpin “Ah Hai”, the suspected target in the attack. Ah Hai later turned himself in for police.

Bukit Bintang Grenade
Police detonate a second grenade outside Sun Complex on Thursday (Source: Star Online)

It is learnt that Ah Hai was at the scene at the time of the incident but escaped unhurt when a second hand grenade that was thrown from the second floor of a building failed to explode. The 53-year-old Ah Hai was reported to have led an underworld gang for more than two decades. He is believed to be from Gang 21, which has been running illegal businesses here including gambling.

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He left the police station after he recorded his statement. The police also recorded the statements of 21 people to facilitate investigations into the incident.

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According to Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, the men were nabbed on Wednesday night (15th October). The police declined to elaborate on the arrests, saying they needed time to investigate. The Star added that the suspects are being held at the city police headquarters, and it is not clear if they are part of an underworld gang.

The explosion early on 9th October outside Cherry Blossom nightclub at Bukit Bintang district has been linked to a turf war between rival gangs. The 4:25am incident killed 36-year-old car jockey Tiong Kwang Yie and injured 12 others. The injured, aged between 31 and 56 years old, included a Thai man, a Singaporean male, and 4 women Chinese nationals.

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