Japan warns citizens about possible attacks in Southeast Asia


Tokyo (AP) — Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged citizens to stay away from religious institutions and crowds in six Southeast Asian countries on Monday, warning of possible attacks.

The ministry said it had received information that “the risk of suicide bombings is increasing.”

The warning applies to Japanese in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar.

The advisory said he was confused in some of those countries and had no knowledge of the details from Japan about such threats and their sources.

Tanny Sangrat, a spokesman for the Thai Foreign Ministry, said Japan did not reveal the source of the warning and that the Japanese embassy had no details other than saying it was “not unique to Thailand.”

Thai security agencies do not have their own information about possible threats, said Kissana Pathanacharoen, deputy police spokesman.

Similarly, the Philippine Foreign Ministry said it did not know information about rising threat levels, but Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah even denied that warnings would be sent to the Japanese there.

In a short recommendation, Japan urged citizens to pay close attention to local news and information and to pay attention “for the time being”, but did not provide specific timeframes or other details. ..

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused to speak about providing sources or sharing with other countries.

He said the recommendation was sent to the embassies of the countries concerned for distribution to the Japanese.