Man who allegedly vandalised mosques in Besut arrested

KUALA TERENGGANU, Malaysia - Police have arrested a man, who is believed to be mentally ill, in connection with the vandalism of two mosques in Besut.

Terengganu police chief Datuk Jamshah Mustapa said the individual, 27, was nabbed in Besut at 5pm Tuesday based on security camera images and tip-offs.

"With the arrest of this individual we consider this case closed and we hope this will end unfounded speculation on social media that this was caused by groups looking to incite hatred," said Jamshah at a press conference on Wednesday.