Islamic studies institute cancels seminar following bomb threat

The "Amman Message" seminar organised by the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS), scheduled to take place this Saturday, was cancelled following a bomb threat received from a Facebook user.

Police corporate communications head Asmawati Ahmad said the decision to cancel the seminar was made by the organiser, and not on the advice of the police.

Asmawati said the threat was received by the organiser, on the Gerakan Banteras Syiah Facebook page on July 6, from Facebook account owner Amirol Md Zain stating “kita bomb tempat nie (We’ll bomb this place)."

“IAIS deputy CEO Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil lodged a police report yesterday.

“Police are conducting an investigation under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and Section 507 of the Penal Code,” he said in a statement.

- Bernama

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