Malaysia's stock exchange receives bomb threat

A security guard on patrol at the Bursa Malaysia Bhd. headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.
A security guard on patrol at the Bursa Malaysia Bhd. headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

PETALING JAYA - Malaysia's stock exchange was evacuated on Friday afternoon (Sept 30) due to a bomb threat.

The threat was received at around noon time and all staff and tenants at the Bursa Malaysia Building were evacuated as a precaution, CEO of Bursa Malaysia Datuk Seri Tajuddin Atan told reporters.

The building was cordoned off by police who also deployed a canine unit (K9).

About three hours later, the police gave the all-clear and the evacuees returned to work. Trading continued as normal in the afternoon. 

 Datuk Seri Tajuddin told reporters that there was no major incident.