An advisory was released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Friday, December 7, telling Singaporeans not to embark on non-essential travel to Kuala Lumpur in anticipation on a large-scale rally on Saturday, December 8.
“Singaporeans are advised to defer all non-essential travel to Kuala Lumpur for the time being,” the MFA’s advisory read.
There are in fact several rallies scheduled to take place in different parts of Kuala Lumpur.
The advisory also read, ”According to media reports, a large-scale rally will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at Dataran Merdeka on Dec 8, 2018. Current indications are that turnout at the event may number in the tens of thousands.
There are also media reports of another large rally taking place in Petaling Jaya at Padang Timur on the same day.
As with large congregations or demonstrations, there is a possibility that limited and isolated skirmishes might take place. There may also be traffic disruptions and other disturbances that will impact travelers.”
Moreover, Singaporean nationals in Kuala Lumpur were also advised to “stay vigilant and avoid large gatherings, monitor local media for developments and heed the instructions of the local authorities,” and were encouraged by the MFA to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg, as well as to stay connected with their friends and family.
For people who may need assistance from the consul’s office, they may make use of the following information:
Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, 209 Jalan Tun Razak 50400 Kuala Lumpur. Telephone: +60 321 616 277, Duty Officer Telephone: +60 1665 610 400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours) Tanglin, Singapore 248163 Telephone: +65 6379 8800 / 8855, Email: email@example.com