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A Man Claimed To Have Instructed His Followers To Put A Bomb In Media Prima's Building

Media Prima employees were evacuated at around 10.30pm last night, 28 August.

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Around 200 Media Prima employees were evacuated from their building last night, 28 August following a bomb scare

Image via Malaysiakini

Malaysiakini reported Petaling Jaya OCPD Mohd Zani Che Din as saying that police had received an emergency call from a man who claimed to have instructed his followers to place a bomb in the Sri Pentas building at Bandar Utama, Selangor. 

According to Bernama, a bomb disposal unit from the Selangor police headquarters was quickly despatched to the scene. 

"Our first move was to evacuate the building, and after that we conducted a sweep of the area with bomb disposal units from the Selangor police headquarters and Petaling Jaya police headquarters," Mohd Zani was quoted as saying by Malaysiakini.

However, a two-hour search by the police did not uncover any suspicious objects in the building

Petaling Jaya OCPD Mohd Zani Che Din

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"Inspections did not find anything suspicious (in the building)," Mohd Zani was quoted as saying by Bernama.

Staff were allowed back into Sri Pentas at 1.30am today. 

The case will be investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation

Upon conviction, the provision includes a maximum jail sentence of seven years for threats of death or grievous hurt, or threats of destruction of any property by fire, or threats of any offense that would lead to punishment by death or imprisonment.

Moreover, an additional jail sentence of up to two years will be slapped on the accused if the treat is made through anonymous communication

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