Police manhunt for Sunway University bomb threat suspect

Students are strongly advised to cautious of any suspicious characters.

By Nadhirah Sofea Rashid

Police are on the hunt for the student who made the bomb threat against Sunway University yesterday.

Subang Jaya police chief ACP Risikin Satiman said although some may think it was just a prank, police were not taking any chances and viewed it seriously.

"We are trying to ascertain the identity of the student who made the posting and also what were his motives."

In the post that has since gone viral, the anonymous individual stated he planned to attack the university on May 14 (yesterday) between 11.30am and 5pm.

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However, there was no incident that has been reported within the time range.

Sunway University and Taylor's Universities issued statements yesterday asking its students to be cautious and report to the authorities of any suspicious characters. 

Yesterday's threat came amidst news that police had arrested four individuals for plotting terror attacks in the country against non-Muslim places of worship and also targeted several individuals for assassination.  

Risikin said police had met the universities security departments on precautionary actions that needed to be taken in their campuses.

"We have also increased the number of police patrols near the universities." 

He also urged the public to stop viralling the posting containing the threat as it may create panic.

Nevertheless, students are strongly advised to be cautious of any suspicious characters.