As we speak, legendary crooner Richard Marx is about to perform at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. However, we just heard of a situation that’s a cause for caution.

Tweets have been flooding the Twitter space in the past couple of minutes, about a possible bomb threat at KLCC. According to Harian Metro, visitors at Aquaria KLCC have been told to vacate the premises.

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This also was confirmed by witnesses onsite who reached out to us and said that armed police and army personnel, as well as firemen are present at the scene. The road in front of KLCC’s main entrance has also been blocked for security reasons.

PDRM has yet to comment on the situation, but we’ll update this post with more information as soon as we know. Meanwhile, friends in the city, please be vigilant.

UPDATE (9th March, 8:53pm):

A report by The Star Online confirmed that 2 plastic bottles containing what is believed to be an improvised explosive device were found at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre basement car park area. They were found by passers-by before the authorities were alerted.

Hang Tuah Fire and Rescue Department operations commander Fuad Omar told Malaysiakini the explosives were successfully detonated by a robot handled by the police bomb squad at about 7:45pm.

Source: twitter.com/malaysiakini
Source: twitter.com/malaysiakini

UPDATE (9th March, 10:30pm):

IGP Khalid Abu Bakar said preliminary investigations concluded that the items were not bombs but experiments left by school children from Bukit Beruntung who had visited Petrosains. The experiment on light placed in jar called “STARLAB” was given to students as souvenirs.

The students then left the jars at KLCC, where it was found by passers-by.

Featured image from estate123.com.

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