Arson at I-City Wax Museum caught on CCTV; ten figurines damaged
03 Feb 2014 04:49pm
SHAH ALAM, Feb 3–Investigations are underway to determine how three men gained entry into I-City’s Wax Museum here last Wednesday, and torched at least ten wax figurines in what police has described as an act of sabotage.
In a statement today, I-Berhad, the master developer of i-City, said the Red Carpet@i-City was hit by a break-in which resulted in a fire that damaged a portion of the showcase.
It said that according to the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage, which had been handed over to the police, there was a high likelihood that the break-in and fire were the work of saboteurs involving three individuals.
“Fortunately, the damage was limited as a result of the quick response by the police and the fire and rescue department,” said I-Berhad information manager Tang Soke Cheng.
As i-City is one the recommended destinations to visit during Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014, the company said this act of sabotage was of utmost concern.
Meanwhile, Bernama reported Tang as saying that the company was still looking into the total damage caused by the blaze.
“The i-City’s auxiliary police team is currently working with the Selangor police to prevent such incidents in the future,” she said.
The main exhibition area of Red Carpet will be closed to the public for reconstruction and replacement of the damaged wax exhibits.
The museum’s operation team has taken alternative measures to relocate a number of unaffected wax exhibits to a smaller location for visitors to interact and enjoy the experienece at RM5 per entry.
According to the statement, refurbishment works on the damaged portion of the wax museum will begin after the Chinese New Year and were expected to take up to two months to complete.
Tang said those who had bought tickets for the Chinese New Year period could choose either to visit the newly-refurbished wax museum on a later date or write in to the company for refund.