PETALING JAYA: An unemployed man pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here today to making a bomb threat at the Sri Pentas building in Bandar Utama, Damansara, last week.
Nur Azhan Kamaluddin, 46, was charged with committing criminal intimidation anonymously by calling the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters about the presence of a bomb at Sri Pentas TV3 at 10.12pm on Aug 28.
The charge, under Section 507 of the Penal Code, provides imprisonment of up to two years upon conviction.
Earlier, when questioned by magistrate Salamiah Salleh abouta his health, Azhan said he had been having mental problems over the past 20 years.
“I have heart and mental problems. During the incident, I had taken sleeping pills but could not sleep,” he added.
Deputy public prosecutor Shafiq Hasim left it to the court to decide whether to allow the accused bail.
“He (accused) has a mental problem and there is a medical report. During the investigation, he regarded himself as God. So I request that the accused be referred to a mental hospital,” said Shafiq.
Following that, the court ordered Azhan to be sent to Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta, Tanjung Rambutan, Perak, for a medical examination.
On Aug 28, the Sri Pentas building had to be vacated following a call about a bomb threat, but police did not find any suspicious objects.