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Bomb threats sent to three Malaysian govt agencies

ANN/THE STAR – Three government agency buildings in Johor, Malaysia had received fake bomb threats via email after workers returned to work from the festive holiday yesterday morning, said Johor Baru South OCPD Assistant Comm Raub.

He added that the emails were sent to the Johor Baru City Council (MBJB), Johor police headquarters and the Johor court complex. Additionally, the email was believed to have been sent by the same person using the same email address.

“The email address is the same, and the word used inside the email is the same.

“We have cleared and conducted inspections at the MBJB office while the police headquarters and court complex have deployed their own Emergency Response Team. “So far, we have found nothing suspicious, and I urged members of the public to remain calm,” he added.

ACP Raub added that the case is being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act for the offence of improper use of network facilities.

Earlier, the MBJB Corporate and Public Relations Department said in a statement that the agency had received a bomb threat via email.

The email was received in the morning and was sent under the name ‘Takahiro Karawasa’.

Following the email, the council filed a police report with the Johor Baru South District Police Headquarters.

Staff and members of the public after being evacuated from the Menara MBJB building. PHOTO: THE STAR