Thursday, January 12, 2012

‘Bombs linked to 901 rally demonstrators’

While police are still investigating the three mysterious explosions outside the Kuala Lumpur court complex on Monday, the Umno-owned Utusan Malaysiatoday quoted a police source as saying that the home-made bombs were believed to have been brought in by participants of the ’901 Free Anwar’ rally.
NONEOn its front page story today, the Malay daily quoted an unnamed police source as saying that police personnel had inspected the court complex compound before the rally began and found nothing dangerous.
Preliminary investigations show that the bombs were brought by those who took part in the rally, the source was quoted as saying.
“In addition to being thoroughly inspected, the area had been guarded by police personnel since a day before the rally.
“A final inspection was carried out before rally participants were allowed to gather and no dangerous object was found,” the source told the daily.
The probe is taking time because there are no CCTVs in the area, the source is quoted as saying.
The report is the first to link the explosions to 901 rally participants. To date, no police official has publicly speculated on the identity of the perpetrators.
Five people were injured in three explosions in the vicinity of the court complex in Jalan Duta, after the High Court acquitted Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy.

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