Home > News > Nation
Wednesday July 16, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday July 16, 2014 MYT 11:51:53 AM
PETALING JAYA: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office urged British nationals to avoid all but essential travel to the islands off the east coast of Sabah.
“There is a threat to foreigners of kidnapping and criminality on the eastern coast of Sabah and in particular the islands close to the Sulu Archipelago in the southern Philippines,” the FCO advisory stated.
“You should take great care in the town of Sandakan and along the coastal area south of Tawau.
“You should also take great care in areas east of Lahad Datu and around Semporna following the confrontation in March 2013 between insurgents and Malaysian security forces,” stated the advisory, which was posted on the British High Commission’s website yesterday.
The FCO also advised British nationals to keep up with developments and follow guidelines provided by their tour operators and the local authorities.
“Some 435,500 British nationals visit Malaysia each year, most of whom experience trouble-free stays,” it added.
Tags / Keywords:
Courts Crime, Mabul attack, Pulau Mabul, Mabul island, Mabul Water Bungalows Resort
Man bashed up over borrowed motorcycle helmet
NGO and stakeholders collect more than 100 bags of rubbish in support of Earth Hour
Police to investigate news portal’s chief editor over articles
Cement truck rolls down hill, crushes car in freak accident
Man in Kelantan killed by flying fire extinguisher
Khalid Samad held for sedition probe over #KitaLawan
Home Minister opens up on POTA
Lee Kuan Yew makes final journey across Singapore
Nestlé rewards consumers with biggest promotion ever
The great South Australian adventure
Living away from Malaysia can trigger a lot of different longings
A Malaysian girl learns the best way to see crowded Angkor temples: on two wheels
Turkish artist’s exhibition showcases struggles of circus performers
Djokovic survives tricky test, Nishikori off to flying start
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)