KUCHING, Aug 9: Cargo handling agents must be extra careful and do not accept any packages with intimidation remarks written on it, advised Sarawak Community Policing Association (SCPA) chairman Datuk Lau Pang Heng.
Commenting on the cargo bomb threat in Miri, Lau said such act is a criminal intimidation to cause terror and frightening experience to the shippers and recipients.
“Such criminal act is most uncalled for and that it may involve prejudice such as injuries, intimidates, alarms and put the handling agent and recipient in fear of their safety,” he said in a statement.
Criminal intimidation is a crime in Malaysia, punishable under Section 506 of the Penal Code, which carries a two-year imprisonment and fine.
Lau, citing his study, revealed that the tort of intimidation among others is caused by frustration and they would put the other party through a period of fear, inconvenience and economic stress.
“It is good to learn that the Miri police were efficient in finding that it is motor cycle parts. The case is now under police investigation and SCPA is convinced with our able police force, the reasons behind such intimidation will be revealed soon,” he said.
SCPA also advised members of the public to conduct business in accordance with the law of the country. — DayakDaily