Duo who scaled Merdeka 118 tower under probe


PETALING JAYA: An investigation has been launched into the incident where two climbers scaled Kuala Lumpur's Merdeka 118 skyscraper, the second tallest structure in the world.

In a statement, a PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd spokesman said legal action will be taken against any person found trespassing the site.

"We wish to highlight that the Merdeka 118 development is still very much a live construction site and safety remains our priority.

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"As it is private property, any trespassers will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

"We are providing our full support and cooperation to the authorities on this matter," said the spokesman.

On Wednesday (Dec 28), photographs of two climbers on the top of the building went viral on social media.

This prompted Malaysians to question security measures in the area and ask if the climbers had obtained permission from the management.

The climbers have been identified as Ivan Beerkus and Angela Nikolau, known for risky climbs, with numerous photographs of their acts uploaded on their respective Instagram accounts.

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