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Published: Monday December 30, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday December 30, 2013 MYT 6:33:54 AM

Security situation at border under control, Malaysians told

PASIR MAS: Malaysians living in the border towns have been assured there will not be any spillover of the violence from the recent bombings in southern Thailand.

The situation at the Malaysia-Thai border is under control, said the commanding officer of the 2nd Infantry Division, Major-General Datuk Mohd Shukuri Ahmad.

“I can assure residents in border towns there will not be any spillover effect from the bombings that will threaten any Malaysian.

“This is because our border patrol forces are on full alert to thwart any threats from the incidents,” he said after a visit to the Malaysia-Thai border at Jeram Perdah in Rantau Panjang yesterday.

Two Malaysians were reported to be among the 24 people injured in the series of bombings that rocked Danok and Padang Besar towns on Dec 22.

Four days later, another bomb exploded at the Thailand customs, immigration and quarantine complex in Takbai.

In another development, he said 24 illegal immigrants had been detained and smuggled fireworks worth RM200,000 were seized along the Malaysia-Thai border in Kelantan this month.

He said the coming Chinese New Year celebrations had prompted border patrols to be on high alert to thwart smuggling of such items and other contraband along the border.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, Family & Community, blasts, army. bombings, malaysia-thai border

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