By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter
The United Democratic Party (UDP) expressed its disappointment this week, with the burning of the political office of its Cayo South representative Ralph Huang.
The UDP in response, said that it categorically opposes the violent, illegal activities and desperate actions of the perpetrator(s) of this incident of arson. They also asked that their supporters desist and restrain themselves from engaging in any act of retaliation.
“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 and positive campaign”, the UDP said.
According to the police, officers from Roaring Creek responded to a call at around 11:45 p.m. on Thursday to find Huang’s office engulfed in flames. The office, which measured 20×30 feet was extinguished by the Fire Department but by that time, the entire contents had been destroyed. The building was valued at $7,500.Police are ruling it as a case of arson.
Ralph Huang was recently involved in a controversial television interview with the local media, where it was alleged that he is running for office in Belize, but has Guatemalan nationality. Huang outrightly denied any such nationality, and emphasized that Belize is his home.
Police have not commented on whether or not there is a possibility the incidents could be related.