Last night at 10pm, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) received a report that an improvised explosive device (IED) had been found in the yard of a house in Bukit Damansara around 5pm
Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim, while confirming the incident, said that the device was found to be "incomplete", Bernama reported today, 2 August.
"The bomb disposable unit (UPB) deployed to inspect the object has confirmed (that) it is an incomplete IED. The police are still investigating the object," he added.
Prior to the discovery of the incomplete IED, someone who claimed to have hacked a Twitter account made bomb threats aimed at KL Sentral and the Russian embassy in Jalan Ampang
Bomb threats in both places were made using a Twitter account of iMais - Uma Agencia Sincera, which was allegedly hacked by "limzhengyan" at 7.21pm last night.
iMais is a Brazil-based marketing agency, using the handle @agenciaimais.
In the tweets that are no longer available, the alleged hacker said that "there is a bomb within a Samsonite suitcase that is now placed at the concourse area inside KL Sentral" and that "a second bomb has been smuggled inside the Russian Embassy" along Jalan Ampang.
However, it is not clear if there's a link between the IED that was found in Bukit Damansara house and the bomb threats made in the tweets.
A check by SAYS found that the Twitter account is still active.
However, the account's bio section which initially showed “hacked by limzhengyan” no longer has any description.
However, Mazlan said that the police did not find any suspicious objects at either site after conducting sweeps
"Checks at KL Sentral and the Russian embassy in Jalan Ampang were negative and the information regarding the threats are believed to be false," Mazlan was quoted as saying by The Star Online.
"Investigations are being conducted together with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to identify the owner of the Twitter account."
He asked the members of the public to come forward if they have any information. Those with any information can call the city police headquarters command centre at 03-21159999 or Brickfields command centre at 03-22979268.