Bomb scares at international schools in Klang Valley and Penang, police investigating

SEVERAL international schools in Klang Valley and Penang received bomb threats today, said Police.

Selangor police chief Hussein Omar Khan said police reports were lodged on the bomb threats against the schools in the state today.

Newsportal Free Malaysia Today reported Hussein said in Selangor, the police received seven reports: two from Petaling Jaya, two from Shah Alam, one from Kajang, one from Subang Jaya and one from Kuala Langat.

“We are still investigating but believe that it is a hoax,” he said as reported by FMT.

Meanwhile Kuala Lumpur police chief Allaudeen Abdul Majid said two international schools in Wangsa Maju received threats.

In Penang, the North-east district acting police chief Supt V. Saravanan confirmed there is no bombs detected on the grounds of the two schools that received bomb threats via email today.

He said the schools — Tenby International School in Tanjung Tokong and Penang Japanese School in Sungai Pinang — received the same bomb threat from the same email address.

“The email was titled ‘Bahan Letupan Telah Ditanam Di Sekolah’ (Explosives have been buried in school).

“The contents of the email said the sender was facing a difficult life, and was hated by people around them, raped by their own father from young and humiliated in school,” he told reporters today.

The police will be investigating the case under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation by way of anonymous communication, he added.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission will also be recruited to assist in identifying the sender of the email, he said.

The schools had lodged police reports over the bomb threats between 11.20am and 12.27pm today. – TMR