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Japan Embassy Confirms Terror Alert

Japan Embassy Confirms Terror Alert

The Japanese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has confirmed that a warning has been issued to Japanese citizens in Malaysia over a possible terrorist threat in Southeast Asia.

The warning from the Japanese Embassy cited intelligence reports and that there could be possible attacks on houses of worship and places of large gatherings in the region.

Two days ago, NHK WORLD, Japan said several Asian countries are on high alert against terrorist groups that may be emboldened by the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.

The portal said the Indonesian government is stepping up vigilance while officials say measures are being taken to prevent attacks in the country.

But the portal did mention Malaysia specifically in the report whereas the Japanese Foreign Affairs Ministry has issued an advisory to all of its citizens in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar to stay away from religious facilities and other crowded areas.

An official from the embassy when contacted by Bernama said the advisory was issued to all Japanese citizens in Malaysia this morning following instructions from Tokyo but did not give any further information.

There are currently approximately 31,000 Japanese nationals residing in Malaysia.