However, no arrests have been made as police are still attempting to track down owners of the weapons.PETALING JAYA: Police last night uncovered a stash of weapons, including parangs and petrol bombs, which they believed are to be used during the July 9 rallies planned by Bersih 2.0, Umno Youth and Perkasa.
Sources said that the secret cache was discovered in a jungle area behind a temple at Batu 12 of Jalan Gombak Lama, Gombak, by orang asli men before policemen were alerted.
“We found five traveller bags and two garbage bags. Inside are 44 T-shirts with the ‘Bersih’ logo in two bags, 20 parangs, 36 Molotov cocktails, 16 lighters, and hundreds of metal ball bearings for use as slingshots,” a police source said.
“We believe certain quarters planned to use them to create havoc on Saturday,” said the source.
The source said that police have launched an investigation to find out the owner of the items, but no arrests have been made. The case is classified under the Explosives Act 1957.
Meanwhile, local daily New Straits Times reported that four Molotov cocktails and Bersih T-shirts were found near the Sogo ShoppingComplex in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman at 4.30am.
Acting Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh was quoted as saying that a civilian saw three men throw the plastic bag containing the items near some flowerpots and alerted the police.
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