Police and Fire Service investigate office burning; UDP “disappointed”
Friday, October 23, 2015. BMG: Police and Fire Service personnel are investigating a late night alleged arson at the office of 40 year old Ralph Huang, businessman and United Democratic Party standard bearer for Cayo South.
Around 11:45 Thursday night, Roaring Creek police responded to information of a house on fire in neighbouring Camalote village.
Fire Service personnel put out the fire, but too late to save the interior of the building.
The 20 by 30 foot building is valued at $24,500 and items inside are valued at a further $7,500.
We understand that Huang and PUP rival and current area representative Julius Espat were holding simultaneous meetings in the area before the incident took place.
This afternoon, Huang issued a statement through the UDP Cayo South Committee expressing “disappointment” that the building was burned “illegally.”
The release states, quote, “We emphasize that our campaign is focused on victory for the people of Cayo South who deserve leadership and development. We will continue to proceed with our non-violence (sic) and positive campaign.
We categorically oppose the violent, illegal activities and desperate actions of the perpetrator(s) of this incident of arson. We ask that our supporters desist and restrain themselves from engaging in any act of retaliation.” End quote.
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