The man had faced the court earlier in February for a previous incident of physically abusing his ex-wife. It is believed that last night, he had asked to see their child and when the request was denied, he decided to vent his fury on the ex-wife.
First, the man burnt his ex-wife's Mitsubishi Pajero, which was parked near a petrol station along the Alor Gajah-Melaka Tengah-Jasin (AMJ) expressway. Later, he waited for his the occupants of his home to leave before he set his own house on fire.
Firemen, who had just finished extinguishing the burning vehicle near the petrol station, were summoned yet again to the same location in under 10 minutes to tackle the fire at the man's home. The man was arrested on the spot by the police.
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