Istana Negara Tightens Security After 2 Men Tried To Trespass With Parang In Their Car

Both suspects have been arrested.

Cover image via Wikipedia & PDRM via Berita Harian

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Istana Negara has tightened its security measures following an attempted trespass by two Malaysian men last Friday, 17 May

According to the New Straits Times, the men, aged 29 and 37, attempted to enter the palace compound on Jalan Sultan Abdul Halim via Gate 3 at around 4.40pm.

The men claimed they wanted to meet His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, said Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Rusdi Mohd Isa.

"Further checks on the vehicle led to the discovery of a parang. The men were arrested.

"Urine tests showed that both suspects tested negative for drugs. Both men have been remanded until May 21 for further investigation," he said.

Image via PDRM via Kosmo!

Preliminary investigation revealed that the duo worked as a construction worker and food deliveryman

The case is currently being investigated for criminal trespass and possession of an offensive weapon, reported Berita Harian.

Rusdi urged members of the public not to speculate on the matter or spread false information.

Meanwhile, Istana Negara's security team has implemented several measures to enhance security protocols at the palace.

These measures include deploying vehicle barriers using the bollard system, conducting inspections on all staff members and visitors entering the palace, and tightening the issuance of passes at the entrance gates.

On a separate note, Malay Mail reported that the police have also tightened security across the country after the Ulu Tiram police station in Johor was attacked last week.

Last Saturday, 18 May, Seputeh lawmaker Teresa Kok received a death threat letter sent at her home:

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