Red paint splashed at Malaysiakini office, duck left outside building

PETALING JAYA - Red paint was splashed at Malaysiakini''s office and a package containing a duck was found outside the news portal's building in Bangsar Utama, Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday morning.

The portal reported that the paint was splashed on the walls as well as the Malaysiakini signboard at the four-storey building and hit a motorbike parked nearby.

It also said that a duck was found inside a cardboard box, which was left beside the main entrance, with a photo of Seputeh member of Parliament Teresa Kok taped on the box.

According to Malaysiakini graphic editor Azlan Zamhari, who was first to arrive at the office at 6.15am, the paint was still a little wet.

The attack comes a week after red paint and a dead chicken were discovered on the staircase leading up to Kok's service centre, in Kuchai Lama.

The incident at Kok's office last week is believed to be in connection with her controversial satirical "Onederful Malaysia CNY 2014" video.

Malaysiakini editor-in-chief Steven Gan said the news portal will be lodging a police report.

"There is a CCTV (closed-circuit television) installed at the busy intersection outside the office. I hope it's working and we shall be asking the police to check the footage so that we can nail the culprits.

Gan added that Malaysiakini will not be cowed by such "cowardly attacks". Malaysiakini chief evecutive officer Premesh Chandran described the attack as "the work of agent provocateurs".

Acting City CID chief Asst comm Khairi Ahrasa confirmed the incident at the Malaysiakini office in Bangsar.

"We are still in the midst of investigating the matter.

"The portal's graphic editor lodged the initial report this morning," he told a press conference.