TOKYO — Japan’s Overseas Ministry urged its residents on Monday to keep away from spiritual services and crowds in six Southeast Asian nations, warning of a potential assault.
The ministry stated it had obtained info that “there are elevated dangers corresponding to suicide bombings.”
The warning applies to Japanese residents in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar.
The advisory was met with puzzlement in a number of of these nations, which stated that they had no data of such a risk, or particulars from Japan as to the supply of its info.
Tanee Sangrat, spokesman for Thailand’s Overseas Ministry, stated Japan had not revealed the origin of the warning and that the Japanese Embassy had no additional particulars aside from to say it was “not particular to Thailand.”
Thai safety companies haven’t any info of their very own a couple of potential risk, stated deputy police spokesman Kissana Pathanacharoen.
Equally, the Philippine Division of Overseas Affairs stated it was not conscious of any details about an elevated risk stage, whereas Indonesian Overseas Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah denied that any warning was even despatched to Japanese residents there.
Within the quick advisory, Japan urged its residents to pay shut consideration to native information and data and use warning “in the meanwhile,” however didn’t give a particular timeframe or different particulars.
Japan’s Overseas Ministry refused to supply the supply of the data or say whether or not it was shared with different international locations.
It stated the advisory had been despatched to its embassies within the international locations involved to be distributed to Japanese residents.