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Acid attack could be linked to victim’s job

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KUALA LUMPUR — City police are waiting to record a statement from a man who suffered burns after he was splashed with acid while driving along Jalan Raja Chulan on Tuesday evening.

A police source told Malay Mail the victim is an employee of Bursa Malaysia.

The source said police are establishing the motive behind the attack and identifying the suspects.

Investigators say it is possible the attack could be linked to the victim’s job.

“We have not ruled out the possibility it could be linked to the surveillance of a counter in Bursa that the victim was involved in,” the source said.

“We have yet to record the victim’s statement. We are waiting for his condition to improve.

“Several witness statements have been recorded and investigations are under way.”

Dang Wangi deputy police chief Superintendent Rudy Abdullah said police received a distress call at 6.35pm from a witness who said two men on a motorcycle had splashed acid at the victim through a shattered car window.

He said the victim got out of his car and screamed for help.

He was sent to Tung Shin Hospital by several people who came to his aid.

The two men on the motorcycle wore black jackets and full-face helmets.

Police are also checking if the incident was caught on any surveillance
camera.