SHAH ALAM: The actions of a few social media users are like ‘pouring fuel on the fire’ when they claim the fire at Jakel’s textile store in Section 7 here as an attempt to get ‘profit’ through insurance claims.
In fact, they also claimed that the fire seemed to be intentional because they believed that the famous fabric and clothing selling company needed capital to operate in a new building with the latest products.
However, Shah Alam District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Mohd. Iqbal Ibrahim criticized the actions of the netizens and described their statements as actionable by Jakel’s owner.
“It is possible to be subject to legal action, if the fire department reports otherwise. The owner (Jakel) can take civil action or a civil suit,” he told reporters today.
However, he informed that no police report regarding the statement was made by any party including Jakel’s owner and stated that the fire department is still investigating the cause of the fire.
“So far the police have not received any reports related to the matter (deliberate burning) from any party. Firefighters are still investigating the cause of the fire.
“Police told netizens not to issue any speculations or assumptions related to this matter,” he stressed.
Earlier, more than RM100 million in initial estimated losses were reported when a branch of a famous fabric and clothing store here that was able to make a profit of up to RM300 million was destroyed in a fire incident early yesterday morning.
The iconic three-storey shop lot building at the intersection of Persiaran Kayangan and Persiaran Permai near the back gate of the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) main campus was engulfed in flames before a fire brigade of 38 people and nine engines from seven stations were deployed there.
Jakel Group Managing Director, Datuk Seri Mohamed Faroz Mohamed Jakel said, almost RM100 million was lost for the three-storey shop lot building that was destroyed in the fire before taking into account burnt cloth and clothes. – MESSENGER
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