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SIBU, Jan 29: A metallic object believed to be a fragment of a Chinese Long March 5b rocket was found in a private garden at Batu 19 Sepudu, Pasai Siong on December3.
Sibu District Police Chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili in confirming this today said the item had been sent to a chemistry department in Petaling Jaya on Friday (Jan 27) for analysis
“From Kuala Lumpur, the object was then sent to the Chemical Department, Petaling Jaya using a special aircraft of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) from Sibu Airport (LTS) at 9 am on Friday,” he said.
Zulkipli said the grey-coloured object measured 24-feet-long, 1.5-feet-wide and half-an-inch thick.
Commenting further on the discovery, he stated that on December 3, 2022 at about 9 am, the police received information from members of the public who reported discovering it.
Following that, he said, the police together with firefighters from the Sungai Merah Fire and Rescue Station (BBP) and the Malaysian Atomic Energy Licensing Board rushed to the discovery site.
“Further inspection by Atom Malaysia confirmed that the object does not emit any radiation and that no element of radioactive material has been detected either through external exposure or contamination on the object,” he said. — DayakDaily