Malaysians in Bali urged to be on alert

Mount-Agung-in-Bali-volcano-malaysianKUALA LUMPUR: The foreign ministry advised Malaysians in the vicinity of Mount 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 telephone number +62-215224947 or +62-81380813036, while the Malaysian Honorary Consul in Bali is at telephone number +62-36197318 or +62-81237154050 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.