Sunday, October 17, 2021

Security situation under control, police say after Japan travel advisory

Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani says there is no need to be concerned about the advisory issued to Japanese citizens in Southeast Asia.

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The police have not detected or received any information about security threats against any house of worship or public area in the country, said Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

Based on the current situation, he assured the public that the country’s security and public order were under control and urged them not to be concerned about or speculate on the advisory issued by the Japanese embassy to its citizens in Malaysia.

“The police will always monitor the current security scenario and ensure the safety of the country. Checks will be stepped up to maintain public order.

“Stern action will also be taken against any party who tries to threaten the security and harmony of the country,” he said in a statement.

The Japanese embassy had confirmed issuing the advisory to Japanese nationals in Malaysia regarding the possibility of a terrorist threat in Southeast Asia.

According to media reports, the Japanese foreign ministry had advised its citizens in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar to avoid places of worship and other crowded areas.

The advisory quoted intelligence reports regarding the possibility of an attack on places of worship and public areas with large gatherings in the region.

There are about 31,000 Japanese living in Malaysia.

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