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Malaysians Planning To Visit Thailand Advised To Contact Embassy

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KEPALA BATAS: Malaysians planning to visit Bangkok, Thailand for holidays are advised to contact the embassy first for travel advisory.

Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said Malaysians were also reminded to adhere closely to restrictions imposed by the local authorities in Thailand following Monday’s bomb blast in Bangkok.

“The embassy has also provided special line (for Malaysians to contact),” he told reporters after visting family members of a victim, Lee Tze Siang who was killed in the incident in Bangkok, Thailand at his father’s residence.

Four Malaysians were killed and three injured in the bomb blast at 7 pm on Monday evening.

Besides Tze Siang, 33, also killed were Lim Su Gaik, 49; Lee Jing Xuan, four, and Neoh Jai Jun, 20, who were holidaying in Bangkok.

Two Malaysians injured in the incident are Tan Eui Hun, 29 and Tan Kim Siok, 52, both from Kelantan.

Reezal Merican, who is also Kepala Batas Member of Parliament, said the government would provide every facilities to assist family members of the victims, particularly efforts to bring home their remains.

The bodies of all four Malaysian victims will be brought home today and are expected to arrive at the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas at 10.20 pm.


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