Wisma Putra advises Malaysian visitors in Southern Thailand to remain vigilant

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  • Sunday, 30 Dec 2018

Thai security personnel guard an area following a bomb attack at a civilian volunteer base by suspected separatists the night before, in the Rangae district in the southern province of Narathiwat on December 29, 2018. - Thailand's Muslim-majority "deep south" region saw a spike in coordinated bomb and grenade attacks by suspected insurgents against the military and police in the lead-up to the new year, an official said on December 29. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP).

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Foreign Ministry has advised Malaysians residing in Thailand or travelling to the country to remain vigilant and exercise caution at all times, in the wake of bomb explosions and shooting incidents in the country's southern provinces.

Wisma Putra said bomb explosions and shootings had been reported in different parts of Narathiwat and Songkhla.

No Malaysians were affected by the incidents, it said in a statement on Sunday (Dec 30).

Wisma Putra said Malaysians are encouraged to register themselves with the Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok or the Consulate General of Malaysia in Songkhla while they are in Thailand.

The registration can be done with the Embassy of Malaysia, Bangkok, 33-35, South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand, via telephone +66-2-629 6800 / +66-87-028 4659 (after working hours), fax +66-2-679 2208 or email mwbangkok@kln.gov.my.

Registration can also be done with the Consulate General of Malaysia, No. 4, Sukhum Road, Muang District, Songkhla 90000, Thailand, via telephone +66-7-431 1062 / +66-7-431 6274 / +66-81-990-1930 (WhatsApp), fax +66-7-432 4004 or email mwsongkhla@kln.gov.my.

It was reported that two bombs exploded at 10 pm (11 pm Malaysian time) on Wednesday (Dec 26) at Samila Beach, Songkhla, which is popular among the local residents and foreign tourists including Malaysians.

On Thursday, six more bombs exploded in several districts in the Songkhla province close to the Malaysian-Thai border. These bombings toppled several electric poles, but did not result in injuries. - Bernama

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