Right after the sudden dismissal of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as the Deputy Prime Minister, Malaysians were rocked by news that the police headquarters at Bukit Aman was on fire! Pictures and videos started appearing on social media and instant messengers showing Bukit Aman on fire. Check them out :
According to The Star, the fire broke out on the 9th and 10th floors of Menara 2 in Bukit Aman, which is where the Criminal Investigation Department and the Narcotics Department are located.
The fire was reported at 7:20 pm and 24 members of the Bomba brought it under control by 7:47 pm, and extinguished it by 8:20 pm. The good new is – despite the rather extensive blaze, no one was reported to be hurt.
We also received this video of Menara 2 of Bukit Aman on fire was taken by a pedestrian walking in the area.
IGP : Nothing Important Destroyed
Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar was quick to tweet that the fire only broke out on the 10th floor, which houses the administrative office of the Criminal Investigation Department.
He confirmed that there were no casualties and said that the fire only destroyed “unimportant documents” that were in the corridor of the 10th floor.
Pictures Of The Damage
The first pictures of the damage at Bukit Aman are now coming in. We will keep adding them as they come in.