KUALA LUMPUR: Two backpacks left under a chair caused a bomb scare at a shopping mall here.
Police said the backpacks, which were found to contain clothes, had been left there by two Korean tourists who wanted to go shopping.
Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainol Samah said the women had left their bags near the centre court at level two of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur at about 12.30pm Sunday.
“Thirty minutes after waiting for the owners to retrieve their bags, the management decided to call us for fear of the public’s safety.
“A bomb disposal unit was immediately deployed to the scene where the bags were checked and all we found were clothes,” he said.
About three hours later, the women, in their 20s and 40s, arrived to take their bags.
“They were taken in for questioning. They told us that they wanted to go shopping, that was why they left the bags there.
“We are satisfied with their answers. They have been released,” ACP Zainol said.
Checks found that the two entered Malaysia on Monday (Jan 11).