Japan Warns of Terror Threat in Indonesia and 5 Countries

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

Japan urge citizens to be careful about potential threats terror from Indonesia and five other Southeast Asian countries.

Besides Indonesia, the five countries consist of the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar.

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had received information that “there is an increased risk of terror threats such as suicide bombings” in the six countries.

Japan also asked its citizens who are in the six countries to stay away from religious facilities that they consider to be at high risk of being the target of terror attacks.

The government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga also asked Japanese citizens to pay attention to local media news and information in the six countries.

Even so, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not provide specific time details and other details regarding the terror threat. Tokyo also refused to disclose the source of information on the terror threat.

Japan’s appeal also caused confusion in the six Southeast Asian countries. Several countries claim to be unaware of such terror threats.

They also admitted that they had not received any information from Japan about the potential terror threat.

Spokesman for the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Teuku Faizasyah, denied that there was a warning of such a terror threat.

Faizasyah also dismissed reports that Japanese citizens in Indonesia had received such warnings.

A spokeswoman for the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tanee Sangrat, said Japan had not disclosed the origin of the warning.

Sangrat said the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok also did not have further details regarding the terror alert.

Quoted Associated Press, he said the Japanese embassy only said that the potential for terror was “not specific to Thailand”.

Deputy spokeswoman for the Thai Police, Kissana Pathanacharoen, said the security forces also did not have any information regarding the potential terror threat referred to by Japan.

In line with Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines also said they did not know about the increasing threat of terror attacks.

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