KOTA BARU, 3 Sept 2008: An Umno branch leader here was seriously injured when his face was splashed with acid by an unknown man in the compound of his house at Kampung Chekok, Panji, near here, early today.
Deputy Kelantan Police Chief SAC II Amir Hamzah Ibrahim said the incident happened at about 2.30am when Datuk Azaha Abdul Rani arrived home after chairing the Limau Manis Umno branch meeting.
"He was closing the house gate when a man appeared and splashed acid on him," he told Bernama when contacted here today.
Azha’s wife, Datin Marina Najib, who had just entered the house, was alerted by his screams and then contacted the police.
Azha, 48, who is also the Kelantan People’s Action Council (MTRK) vice president, was sent to the Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM), Kubang Kerian, for treatment.
Amir said Azha, who was scalded on the face and parts of his body, was reported in stable condition.
He said police were investigating the motive for the attack.