2026: Hishamuddin confirms seven churches have become the target of vandalism in the country so far. But my tally indicates eight.
Maybe his tally doesn’t include the Convent school in Taiping that was struck by a molotov cocktail, although church officials say it was probably meant for the St Louis Catholic Church next door.
In the incident in Miri, the glass windows of the Good Shepherd Church were shattered after being thrown with bricks, according to a church member, Bernama reports. It is believed to be an Anglican church located in Lutong, Miri.
Except for the first arson attack, the other six incidents caused negligible damage.
2006: A scroller on Bernama TV Channel 502 over the 8.00pm news confirms that a church in Miri was targeted.
1858: Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Peter Chin said earlier today that incidents such as burning of churches would not happen in Sarawak. “Honestly, I do not think such incidents will happen in Sarawak. We have been living in peace and harmony for a long, long time because Sarawakians are sensible people,” the Borneo Post quoted him as saying.