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31 Foreigners Nabbed In Taman Sri Muda Supermarket Looting

31 Foreigners Nabbed In Taman Sri Muda Supermarket Looting

The hungry workers were arrested after being suspected of breaking into several shops at Taman Sri Muda in Shah Alam.

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A total of 31 individuals – believed to be involved in the break-in of a supermarket in Taman Sri Muda in Shah Alam recently – had been arrested.

Shah Alam police chief Assistant Commissioner (ACP) Baharudin Mat Taib was quoted by Sinar Harian as saying that all the suspects arrested were foreigners.

The suspects detained consisted of 10 Indonesian nationals, seven Bangladeshi nationals, nine Nepalese nationals and five Myanmar nationals.

ACP Baharudin Mat Taib on the nationalities of the suspects.
The situation inside a supermarket in Taman Sri Muda following a break-in. (Credit: Malaysia Gazette)

Baharudin said the case will be investigated under Section 457 of the Penal Code.

Recently, an 11-second video clip showed a group of individuals breaking into several convenience stores in Shah Alam.

The arrested suspects – all foreigners – being kept under watch. (Credit: Malaysia Gazette)

Police later confirmed that several convenience stores in the area, which were hit by flash floods last Friday (18 Dec), were broken into.

Baharudin said the incident happened between 1 pm to 2 pm on Tuesday (21 December) afternoon around Sri Muda, especially Section 15.

Among the convenience stores involved are Mydin, KK Mart, 7 Eleven and Pasaraya Jimat.

ACP Baharudin Mat Taib on the stores that were burgled.
The situation inside a supermarket in Taman Sri Muda following a break-in. (Credit: Malaysia Gazette)
The arrested suspects are all foreigners. (Credit: Malaysia Gazette)

No Grudges And Bitterness

Meanwhile, the managing director of Mydin Hypermarket Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin said he forgives all those who looted the Mydin store in Taman Sri Muda during the floods.

READ MORE: Mydin Boss Forgives Those Who Looted During Shah Alam Flood

He also posted a video in TikTok in which he expressed sadness for flood victims and forgiveness to those who broke into the Mydin store.

@mydinmalaysia Kenyataan Rasmi Pengarah Urusan Mydin Mohamed Holdings Berhad, Ameer Ali Mydin mengenai insiden pecah masuk Mydin Mart Sri Muda Shah Alam #fyp #banjir ♬ original sound – Mydin Malaysia

Ameer’s magnanimity caught the attention of netizens, and the video was viewed more than 1.6 million times in just 10 hours.

By and large, netizens said they will support his business in appreciation of his willingness to forgive.

Netizens expressing their support to Mydin. (Source: TikTok)

Taman Sri Muda is one of the worst-hit areas in Selangor, with a number of deaths already recorded so far.

Flood victims had suffered since Friday, with many trapped in their homes for at least two days before finally being rescued by the authorities.

READ MORE: Taman Sri Muda Folks Helpless For Two Days: Residents Said There’s No Rescue Despite 999 Calls

A child eating by the roadside at Taman Sri Muda after being rescued from the flood. (Credit: Fernando Fong)

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