Tourism Ministry evacuated following bomb threat; package is confirmed to be fake

KUALA LUMPUR – The suspicious package sent earlier today (Wednesday, June 5) to the Tourism, Arts, and Culture Ministry’s headquarters in this city has been confirmed as a fake bomb.

Asst Comm Asmadi Abd Aziz of Putrajaya OCPD, who spoke to reporters on the scene, stated that the item resembled a fake bomb, but was confirmed as such after thorough inspections.

“It’s made of PVC pipe, and it has a timer.” It was a fake but it looked like a real bomb. The package was delivered to the 14th Floor at 2.45pm by a courier.

He said that the bomb squad and bomb-sniffing canines were called.

ACP Asmadi stated that the police has advised the building management to set SOPs regarding packages intended for Datuk Seri Tiong K Sing, the Minister.

He said that some employees were allowed to return to the building, while others had been permitted to leave the building for the day.

According to preliminary investigation, the package was sent from a Sungai Buloh branch of a courier firm.

“We also have video footage showing the delivery by a male. We’re also curious about why the video shows the man shaking the box.

He said that so far there have been no threats.

ACP Asmadi encouraged anyone with information to contact the nearest police station.

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