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Man Detained After Package With Pork Hurled Into Mosque

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BUTTERWORTH – Police detained a man over an incident where a package believed to contain pork was hurled into the compound of the Telaga Air Mosque here early Friday.

Penang deputy police chief Datuk A. Thaiveegan told Bernama that the man, in his 40’s, was detained by members of the mosque congregation as soon as they realised the action of the suspect and handed him over to the police.

Telaga Air Mosque secretary Ahmad Taufiq Saedon said the man was detained at 2am as he tried to escape by riding a motorcycle.

“During the incident, the man had hurled the plastic package containing pork into the mosque compound and was fleeing on a motorcycle but quick action by several members of the mosque congregation succeeded in detaining the suspect,” he said.

The second imam of the Telaga Air Mosque, Mohd Asri Harun said such an incident had occurred before at the mosque. – Bernama

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