Police record Tiong’s statements over the bomb hoax at Tourism Ministry Headquarters

KUALA LUMPUR – Police will record a declaration from Tourism, Arts and Culture minister Datuk Seri Tong King Sing, on Thursday (6th June), to aid in the investigation of the bomb hoax.

Putrajaya OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz stated that police had already recorded statements of other witnesses regarding the incident.

When contacted today, he stated that “we expect to record Minister’s statement this morning to help the investigation.”

A suspicious package sent on Wednesday, June 5, to the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry’s headquarters was later confirmed to be a fake “bomb”.

ACP Asmadi stated that the item appeared to be a bomb, but after thorough inspections it was determined to be a fake.

“It’s made of PVC pipe with a timer.” It is a fake despite the realistic appearance.

The package was delivered at 11.19am by a messenger and arrived at the 14th floor around 2.45pm. He said that the bomb squad, as well as bomb-sniffing canines, were then called.

ACP Asmadi stated that police has recommended to the building management that they implement standard operating procedures for handling packages for the minister.

Initial investigations have revealed that the package was sent from Sungai Buloh, a branch of a courier service.

“We also have video footage of a delivery by a male. We’re wondering why the person who delivered the package shook it.

“So far, we have not found any threatening letters,” he said.

ACP Asmadi urged anyone who has information to contact the nearest police station.

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