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Malaysia reveals terrorist threat, tightens security ahead of Modi’s visit

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Kuala Lumpur, Nov. 20 : Malaysia has tightened security in capital Kuala Lumpur amid reports of an “imminent terrorist threat” ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit for the 27th Asean Summit.

Malaysia’s police chief Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that there have been terrorist threat reports in the country, but unconfirmed as of now, The Straits Times reported.

The tightened security also comes in the wake of terrorist attacks in France, Egypt and Lebanon, said Khalid.

US President Barack Obama is also joining the leaders of the 10-member Asean for the weekend summit.

Leaders from eight other countries with close partnerships with the grouping – Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and the United States – will also attend the meetings starting on Saturday. (ANI)