Cops believe object found under Siti Kasim's car is a bomb

KUALA LUMPUR: Two bottles filled with wires that were discovered behind the rear tyre of lawyer Siti Kasim's car are believed to be improvised explosive devices (IED), says Asst Comm Amihizam Abdul Shukor.

The Brickfields OCPD said police received the distress call at 12.58pm.

"We immediately dispatched the Bomb Squad while the Fire and Rescue Department was also on hand to assist.

"The Bomb Squad managed to dispose of both bottles believed to be an IED," he told reporters at the scene on Friday (July 21).

He said both bottles will be sent to experts for further analysis.

"We will conduct further checks to discover whether the device was active or not.

"Experts need to analyse both explosive devices further," he said.

ACP Amihizam said police had to cordon off the area around Jalan Maarof in Bangsar and divert traffic for the safety of the public.

"We will open all routes once the police operation is concluded," he said.

Asked whether Siti had received any threats, ACP Amihizam said the police would conduct further investigation on the matter.

"We have not recorded her statement but verbally, we discovered she did not have any enemies.

"However, we will investigate," he said

It was reported that Siti claimed there was an attempt on her life after a suspicious object was discovered underneath her car while it was being serviced at a workshop in Bangsar.

In a Facebook Live session, the activist said she feared the object could have been a bomb as wires could be seen in the object.

She said she contacted the police upon discovering the object.

"I sent my car for service as I wanted to drive to Kelantan for an Orang Asli case on Sunday.

"After I dropped off my car, I went for lunch. Suddenly, my mechanic called me and informed me of the object beneath my car," she said.

Siti was thankful that she had sent her car for service, otherwise she would not have discovered the object.

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