Ahead Of PM Modi's Visit, Malaysia Points To Terrorist Threats

20/11/2015 12:49 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the 6th Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery and 21st Conference of CBI & State ACB/Vigilance Bureau at Vigyan Bhawan, on November 18, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Modi said targeting proceeds of crime is an important element in the fight against crime and sought international cooperation in this regard. He also said corruption is one of the principle challenges for governments across the world in transforming the lives of poor and maginalised. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

KUALA LUMPUR -- 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.

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