Johor police chief confirms receiving bomb threat via email

JOHOR BARU: Johor police chief Commissioner M Kumar confirmed that he too has received a bomb threat from an individual identifying himself as Takahiro Karasawa via his official email, this morning.

He said similar email was also received by several other parties who had filed police reports.

"So far, the Johor police have received two police reports related to the bomb threat,

"The email was also found to be from the same address as before, which had been sent in December last year.

"We believe it is the same person and investigations found it to be a fake account.

"So far, Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) and myself have made police reports on the threat we received," he said.

Kumar said police were unclear of the sender's motive and investigations are ongoing to identify the perpetrator.

"Sometimes, it's difficult to say what the email sender is thinking, only he knows what is on his mind and his intention.

"In my opinion, I feel maybe he just want to create a tense situation for some reason.

"However, I want to give a clear warning that what this person is doing is wrong in the eyes of the law and the police will take action once we track the perpetrator down," he said.

Earlier today, the media reported a bomb threat at MBJB building.

Johor Baru Mayor Datuk Mohd Noorazam Osman confirmed receiving the email threat and certified that it as a hoax.

He has also filed a police report on the threat at Johor Baru South police headquarters this morning.

As an immediate safety measure, he has instructed everyone to evacuate the building until it was deemed safe by the police.

"Following a thorough checks, all MBJB employees were allowed to return to their respective offices to resume duties from 2pm onward.

"The MBJB Tower, which houses 500 employees, is safe and operating as usual during office hours," he added.

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