Australia issues security alert for Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur


The Australian government warned on Sunday that terrorists could plan attacks in and around the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia has been on high alert since a bomb and gun attack in the Indonesian capital in January, claimed by the militant group Islamic State. Malaysia has also arrested a suspected activist who confessed to planning an attack in the country.

A security guard stands guard outside Malaysia’s iconic building, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Credit:PA

“Terrorists can plan attacks in and around Kuala Lumpur. The attacks could be indiscriminate and could target Western interests or places frequented by Westerners,” read a travel advisory article on the Kuala Lumpur website. Australian government.

He also recommended that Australians avoid traveling to the coastal region of eastern Sabah, where beaches and islands are popular with foreign tourists and diving enthusiasts.

Malaysia’s Foreign Ministry said it had taken note of the travel advisories and would keep foreign missions informed of security developments.

“We also recognize that foreign missions are free to provide their own assessment of the security situation in their host countries, although it may not be accurate or accurately reflect the situation,” said a door. -speak of the ministry.


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