Bangsar, Solaris, Bukit Bintang targeted by terror groups

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - 17 January 2016 @ 10:17 AM

PUTRAJAYA: Bangsar, Solaris and Bukit Bintang are among the locations targeted by terror groups to spread fear in the country.

Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the authorities were aware of the threats and are on standby for any possibilities.

He said the ministry's enforcement teams will work together with the police, as part of the efforts in beefing up security.

"The threats are there and we are very well aware of this, so we are on standby for any possible event.

"Among the places that they are targeting include the Kuala Lumpur city centre, Bukit Bintang, Publika, Solaris, Hartamas, Bangsar and The Curve.

"We will also consider engaging the help of the Defence Ministry to secure popular tourist and leisure hotspots if the need arises," he said after kicking off the FT flag campaign in conjunction with the upcoming FT Day celebration on Feb 1, here, today.

He said the motive of this group is to destabilise popular tourist countries and create fear‎, similar to the recent attack in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

Tengku Adnan urged the public to come forward with any information or suspicion on any form of militant activities.

(File pix) Bukit Bintang is among the location targeted by terror groups to spread fear in the country. Pix by Hafiz Sohaimi
(File pix) Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the authorities were aware of the threats and are on standby for any possibilities. Pix by Salhani Ibrahim