Malaysians near Gunung Agung, Bali, urged to be alert

KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry today advised Malaysians in the vicinity of Gunung Agung in Bali, to be cautious and obey the instructions of the Indonesian authorities.

The reminder follows a warning issued by local authorities following the possibility of a volcanic eruption.

"The Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta and the Malaysian Honorary Consul in Bali is constantly monitoring the situation and has contacted Malaysians there (in Bali)," said the statement.

Malaysians can contact the office of the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta at (6221)5224947 or +6281380813036, while the Malaysian Honorary Consul in Bali is at +6236197318 or +6281237154050 for assistance.

Last Friday, the Indonesian authorities issued a warning of high alert for the possibility of the volcano erupting after 50 years being dormant and the residents evacuated. — Bernama