Cops to get statement on Penang bomb hoax

  • Nation
  • Monday, 09 Apr 2007

BUTTERWORTH: Police will record statements from the employee at a state executive councillor's office, who received a call about a bomb threat on the Penang bridge. 

Seberang Perai Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Anil Shah Abdullah said police would send a team to the state executive councillor's office in Komtar today to record the statement. 

He said they wanted to find out what was said by the caller and what transpired after the call was made.  

The bomb hoax resulted in the bridge being closed for two hours, causing a massive traffic jam on the island and the mainland.  

ACP Mohd Anil Shah said police had also received the CCTV footage from Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd on the object that was thought to be a bomb. He declined to elaborate, adding that they were still investigating the case. 

A PBSB spokesman said the matter was now under police jurisdiction and they would wait for the outcome of the police investigations. 

The spokesman said the bridge operator was not authorised to close the bridge without permission from the government. 

“Even our safety department is not authorised to close the bridge for any reason without permission ,” the spokesman said.  

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