SHAH ALAM: The public has been urged not to speculate on the cause of the fire at Wisma Jakel in Section 7 here yesterday morning.
Speaking to reporters today, Shah Alam district police chief Iqbal Ibrahim said the fire and rescue department (JBPM) team is in the midst of investigating the actual cause of the incident.
“Please don’t make any speculation or assumption on this matter.
“We have to respect the feelings of those who suffered losses as well as the workers who lost their source of income due to this incident,” he said in response to allegations on social media that the fire at the popular textile store was intentional.
He also said that the police had not received any report about the matter from any party, adding that legal action can be taken by the owner of the premises if the investigation report proves otherwise.
The five-storey Wisma Jakel building was destroyed in the fire, which was believed to have started at about 7am.
The Selangor JBPM has mobilised its K9 Tracker Dog unit to the site to conduct forensic work and determine the cause of the incident.
Jakel Group managing director Faroz Jakel said the company had so far estimated losses to be in the range of RM100 million.