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Istana Negara trespassers plead guilty

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — Two men who were detained by police for trying to trespass into Istana Negara with a parang on May 17 were charged in court here today.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Rusdi Mohd Isa said both suspects, who were charged under Section 447/511 of the Penal Code, pleaded guilty.

“However, the duo pleaded not guilty to an additional charge under Section 6(1) of the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958. Until now, the motive of the two suspects to try and trespass into Istana Negara could not be ascertained,” he said in a statement today.

On May 17 at 4.40pm, police stopped a Perodua Kembara that tried to enter Gate 3 of Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur to meet the king.

The driver and passenger, aged 29 and 37, were detained after police found a parang in the vehicle.

In another development, Rusdi said police have recorded statements from two witnesses after receiving a report from Seputeh MP Teresa Kok about a threat letter she had received containing a warning note and two bullets.

He previously said the case is being investigated under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation by anonymous communication.

Kok in a Facebook post said she found the letter in her mailbox upon returning home on May 18.

“When I opened the envelope, I discovered two bullets and a warning note on a white A4-sized paper. I then lodged a police report and handed over the letter and bullets to the police at the Petaling police station,” she said.

— Bernama

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