Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Government Japan Monday (13/9/2021) issued a warning to its citizens in Indonesia and five Southeast Asian countries. This is related to the possible risk of attacks, including suicide bombings.
Quotes Associated Press (AP), the State of Sakura urges its citizens to avoid crowds and religious festivals. In addition to Indonesia, the appeal was also given to Japanese citizens in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Myanmar.
“We have received information that there is an increased risk of such a suicide bombing,” said the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, quoted Tuesday (14/9/2021).
In the brief appeal, Japan also urged its citizens to heed local information and exercise caution “for now”. But it doesn’t provide a specific time frame or other details.
The warning caused confusion in Southeast Asian countries. ABC wrote, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Malaysia have already commented.
Thailand said Japan had not disclosed the origin of the warning. The White Elephant State Authority also confirmed that it had not seen any threat.
“Thai security agencies do not have their own information about possible threats,” Deputy Police Spokesperson Kissana Pathanacharoen said.
Similarly, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said it was not aware of any information about the increasing threat level. In Malaysia, national police chief Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani also said no security threat had been detected.
CNBC Indonesia himself is still trying to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for comment.
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