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A man walks past the entrance of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in Kuala Lumpur, on July 31, 2019. — Picture by REUTERS

Cops identifying perpetrators of hoax BNM bomb threat

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Police will work with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) to track down the source of an email about a bomb threat at Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), yesterday.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid said the investigation into the threat is carried out after an investigation paper was opened under Section 507 of the Penal Code to identify the perpetrators.

He said the police have yet to identify the individual who sent the email.

“Therefore, we will ask MCMC and CSM to trace the source of the email,” he said at the Kuala Lumpur Police’s ‘Op Hormat Undang-Undang Jalan Raya’ Phase 2 press conference, here, today.

Yesterday, BNM staff received an email about a bomb threat at 3pm. After almost two hours of thorough inspection by the Royal Malaysia Police’s Bomb Disposal Unit it was confirmed that the threat was false and that the country’s financial centre is safe.

In another development, Allaudeen said so far, the police have recorded statements of 27 individuals to assist in the investigation regarding the rally held in the capital without a permit on September 16.

He said two more individuals have yet to come forward, out of a total of 29 who have been identified, to have their statements recorded.

“These two individuals should come forward. Otherwise, we will issue a notice under Section 111 of the Criminal Procedure Code today.

“This is our last resort to complete the investigation before referring the case to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further action,” he said.

— Bernama

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