Police found three plastic (PVC) pipes that had been modified into homemade bombs in a shop in Jalan Klang Lama after receiving a report regarding an explosion at the premises early yesterday morning.
Brickfields district police chief Amihizam Shukor said police received a report on the explosion at about 6am through a phone call from a security guard in the incident area.
"An inspection by police found three white PVC pipes that had been modified into explosives. Police also discovered that the pipes were attached with a remote-controlled 'improvised explosive device' to detonate the bomb.
"Further investigation by the police also found three fingerprints at the incident site and the closed-circuit camera managed to detect the movements of two male suspects in the area," he said in a statement.
Amihizam said the case is being investigated under Section 6 of the Explosives Act 1957 which carries a maximum prison sentence of seven years and a fine of up to RM10,000 or both upon conviction.
"Police are requesting the cooperation of the public who have information related to this incident to come to the police station or contact the Brickfields police hotline at 03-2297 9222 or the Kuala Lumpur police hotline at 03-2115 9999," he said.