PUTRAJAYA, Nov 14, 2015:

Police today confirmed that the white powder in the Poslaju parcel delivered to the Health Minister’s office yesterday is Vitamin C.

Putrajaya district police chief ACP Rosly Hassan said when contacted, that the Fire and Rescue Department’s laboratory at Bandar Enstek, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan conducted tests on the substance.

Initial investigations found that the sender had used a false address, and the motive was being investigated, he said.

Yesterday, staff at Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam’s office on the 13th floor were forced to evacuate the premises to allow police and firemen to inspect the suspicious parcel sent via Poslaju around 3.15pm.

Prior to that, two of the ministry’s staff claimed their skin itched after opening the A4-sized envelope containing the white powder.

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