On Monday Japanese Foreign Ministry said to its citizens to be on guard and to remain farway from religious facilities and crowd in six Southeast Asian nations. The ministry said they had obtained intel that there can be increased risks like suicide bombings in Southeast Asian region.
The six Southeast Asian nations on which warning applies are Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Mayanmar.
However the advisory was met by several perplexity in several of these nations, according to them they weren’t having knowledge of such threats or details from Japan om source of its information.
Thailand’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat said Japan hadn’t revealed the origin of this information and further they haven’t clarified about the ongoing situation except for saying that the threat is not meant particularly for Thailand.
Thai security agencies haven’t any information of their own a few possible threat, said deputy police spokesman Kissana Pathanacharoen.
Similarly, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said it had been not conscious of any information about an elevated threat level, while Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah denied that any warning was even sent to Japanese citizens there.
In the short advisory, Japan urged its citizens to pay close attention to local news and knowledge and use caution “for the time being”, but didn’t provides a specific timeframe or other details.
Japan’s Foreign Ministry refused to reveal the source of the knowledge or say whether it had been shared with other countries.
It said the advisory had been sent to its embassies within the countries concerned, to be distributed to Japanese citizens.