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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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  • 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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As of now, there is only one Hindu temple located in UAE, which is situated in Dubai

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will also hold a meeting there with the Indian community. Wikimedia Commons
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On his next visit to the United Arab Emirates as part of his West Asia tour starting 9 February, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating first-ever Hindu temple to be constructed in Abu Dhabi as reported by Economic Times.

During Modi’s visit to the oil-rich nation in 2015, around 20,000 square metres of land was allotted for the construction of a temple in Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba.

According to the records, UAE is home to as many as 2.6 million Indians, who form around 30 percent of the total population of the country. As of now, there is only one Hindu temple located in UAE, which is situated in Dubai.

Prime Minister Modi visit to UAE will kick start on 10 February. After landing in Abu Dhabi, he will be travelling to Dubai the next day. On a three-day event in Dubai to which India has been invited as the guest country, Modi will be addressing a large gathering of Indians in Dubai Opera on 11 February sixth World Government Summit.

After the Prime Minister’s visit in 2015, India’s relations with the UAE have seen some remarkable advancements. On India’s 68th Republic Day celebration, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyanthe was honoured as the chief guest. Just after that visit of Zayed Al Nahyanthe, UAE initiated a USD 75 billion sovereign funds for India.
Interestingly, UAE remains to be India’s number one trading partner and the current annual trade between the two countries stands at around USD 53 billion.

Following UAE’s visit, Prime Minister Modi will be visiting two other countries in West Asia – Palestine and Oman. The visit to Palestine will be first Indian Prime Minister to the country in seven decades. Last year, Modi had visited Israel, the arch-rival of Palestine and hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a six-day visit to India between 14-19 January.