There was quite a scare when a bag left outside a hotel ballroom was suspected to contain a bomb.
The bag raised alarm bells and a bomb disposable unit from the Dang Wangi police headquarters was called to the scene. Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Zainol Samah said that after investigations, the bag was found to only contain a camera.
A part-time photographer, who was covering an event attended by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi inside one of the ballrooms of the hotel, stepped up to claim the bag.
Zainol released a statement regarding the incident to ease the panic after rumours started circulating.
This bomb scare came just as a businessman in his 40s was arrested in relation with a bomb hoax at the Subang Airport. In the incident that happened on Tuesday (17th May), ground staff at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah were on high alert after receiving a phone call claiming that a bomb was on one of the flights. However, no bombs were found on the plane.
Just 2 weeks ago, it was revealed that uttering the word “bomb” in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) could land you in jail. So far, around 15 people have been arrested for uttering the word in KLIA and klia2. Legal action were taken against all of them and they have since been charged at the Sepang Magistrate’s Court.
What do you think of the recent bomb-related incidents? Do you think that the public are too sensitive towards news of these dangerous explosives, or are these sentiments well-justified?
If you ask us, we think that it’s always better to be on the safe side. So if you see any suspicious items, don’t forget to alert the authorities!
Source: Bernama via The Sun Daily.