Callers warn of Explosion Threat at Hindu Temple and Bursa Malaysia Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur

The building was re-opened sometime around 15:30 and the public were allowed access again

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Exchange Square of Bursa, Malaysia. Wikipedia
  • A security personnel was warned by certain caller about explosion threat around 12.01 pm at the headquarters of Bursa Malaysia
  • A bomb-disposal unit along with a K9 unit were immediately dispatched to the threatened location
  • Following the threat of the explosion, the building of Bursa was evacuated in the afternoon and all the adjacent streets were protected from intrusion

Oct 01, 2016: Police officials in Malaysia reported that a security personnel was warned by a caller at the headquarters of Bursa Malaysia in the Exchange Square of Kuala Lumpur. On Friday, the caller threatened that an explosion will take place in that building and the Hindu temple standing nearby after the prayers.

After the threat, the security personnel along with a colleague filed a complaint with the police, said Dang Wangi district police chief Zainol Samah. He added further that a K9 unit and a bomb-disposal unit were immediately dispatched to the threatened location, but they could not trace any explosive device!

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Dang Wangi Police Headquarters. Wikimapia

According to the malaysiakini.com report, Samah stated that the investigation by the police is ongoing with the ones that have been involved in this hoax. He also added that the investigation of the case is proceeding under the Penal Code- Section 507.

The public was advised not to panic about the threat in concern and also assured that the police will always be ready to manage all forthcoming situations. Following the threat of the explosion, the building of Bursa was evacuated in the afternoon and all the adjacent streets were protected from intrusion.

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The building was re-opened sometime around 15:30 and the public were allowed access again. Thereafter, the activities went on completely normally in the building, despite the threat.

Bursa reported in a statement to the press that the explosion threat was received by the management around 12.01 pm and as a precaution, the staff and the tenants were evacuated. Business Continuity Plans or BCP also got activated thereafter. Everything has got back to normal and the operations continue in regular pace.

– prepared by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC

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