Johor Bahru City Council Tower, police targeted in email bomb threats
Police chief confirms fake bomb threats to government agencies
JOHOR BAHRU - Johor Police Chief Commissioner M. Kumar confirmed receiving an email with a bomb threat yesterday.
He said the email was sent to the official Johor police chief email and was believed to have been sent by the same individual who also sent a similar threat to the Johor Bahru City Council Tower in Bukit Senyum here today.
"Checks revealed the email used the same address that was used several years back. We believe the individual is the same and the account used is fake.
"We are in the midst of identifying the email sender and will announce any developments later,” he told reporters after visiting personnel on duty for Ops Selamat at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam here yesterday when asked about the bomb threats to several government premises in the state today.
Kumar said the emails sent were hoaxes aimed at causing tension and concern among the public.
South Johor Bahru district police chief Assistant Commissioner Raub Selamat was reported to have said that three government premises in the South Johor Bahru area had received bomb threats via emails today. - BERNAMA