Man to face serious charges over bomb joke at airport


By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Sept 19: A 28-year-old man arrested for joking about a bomb in his luggage before a flight to Kuala Lumpur at Miri Airport will face serious charges.

According to Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah, the suspect had made the bomb hoax remark at a counter of a low-cost airline at around 8.10am.

The airline stuff immediately notify the airport authorities on the incident.

“The man jokingly said that there was a bomb inside his luggage during a check-in process, when asked by the airline staff,” Lim said when contacted.

“Worried, after asking the suspect several times on the luggage content and he kept saying there was a bomb inside his luggage, the airline staff immediately informed the airport authorities and the police,” he continued.

The suspect was supposed to fly to Kuala Lumpur from Miri on board  flight AK5641.

The suspect is currently being detained by the police for questioning.

Lim reminded all flight passengers and the public to refrain from making jokes about bombs and security threats, as authorities take them seriously.

The offence is framed under Section 506 of the Penal Code for Criminal Intimidation. — DayakDaily

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