Warehouse Employee Wrote Bomb Threat On Parcel At KLIA Cargo Centre "As A Joke"

The threat on the parcel read: "Beware, do not throw, or it will explode".

Cover image via Utusan Malaysia & Harian Metro

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A 23-year-old warehouse employee has pleaded guilty to writing a bomb threat on a package that was meant for delivery at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Cargo Centre last week

According to Bernama, Muhammad Rozali Rahim made the admission at the Sepang Magistrate's Court when the charge was read to him before Magistrate Muhammad Bukhori Md Ruslan.

The accused was charged with committing criminal intimidation by writing a threatening message on a parcel at the cargo centre's scanning machine at 11.42am last Thursday, 25 April.

The threat on the parcel read: "Beware, do not throw, or it will explode".

Image via Utusan Malaysia

Muhammad Rozali, who was unrepresented, was charged under Section 506 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum prison sentence of two years, or a fine, or both

The court sentenced Muhammad Rozali to a fine of RM3,000 and four days in prison from the date of arrest, along with an additional two-month jail term if he fails to pay the fine.

The case was led by deputy public prosecutor Nur Sabrina Zubairi.

Image via Harian Metro

During initial questioning, KLIA district police chief ACP Azman Sha'riat said the suspect admitted that he had written the message "as a joke"

"The suspect admitted during initial questioning that he had written the word 'bomb' on the plastic packaging as a joke but did not have a chance to erase it because the package had already been taken by a courier agent," he said.

Azman reminded the public, including courier companies, to avoid writing or making verbal comments about bombs or explosive materials.

The Royal Malaysia Police Bomb Disposal Unit responded to the incident last week:

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