Businessman charged over bomb hoax on Firefly flight


  • Nation
  • Monday, 30 May 2016

PETALING JAYA: A businessman was charged at a magistrate’s court here for criminal intimidation when he called in a fake bomb threat on board a plane.

Wong Choon Loong, 41, who is also a director for several companies pleaded not guilty to having allegedly called Firefly Airline's customer hotline to instill panic and fear by claiming that there was an explosive on board Flight 3251 from Subang to Singapore.

Then alleged offence was committed on May 17 at around 7.36pm.

He was charged under Section 507 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication.

If found guilty, Wong could face a maximum of two years in prison, a fine or any two of the punishments.

Magistrate Atiqah Abdul Karim set bail at RM8,000 after Deputy Public Prosecutor Siti Fatimah Yahya asked for it.

Wong who was represented by Lawyer L. H. Yap in appealing for a lower bail said his client had many companies to run.

Magistrate Atiqah fixed mention on 28 June.

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