The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a warning to its citizens in South East Asia, including its citizens in Thailand, that there was the possibility of terror attacks in the region, according to officials and local media.
The warning cited intelligence reports and said that there could be possible attacks on houses of worship and places of large gatherings in the region.
Thailand’s foreign ministry contacted the Japanese embassy asking them to explain the warnings but the embassy said it was an order from their foreign ministry in Tokyo to send out the email to its citizens.
“The Japanese Foreign Ministry did not reveal the source of this warning and the embassy of Japan did not have any more information,” said Tanee Sangrat, the Director-General of the Department of Information and Foreign Ministry Spokesperson.
Tanee said similar warnings were emailed in Myanmar, Singapore, and Indonesia.