Malaysians advised to avoid travelling to Bangladesh ahead of its general election

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, via the High Commission of Malaysia in Dhaka is closely monitoring the developments in Bangladesh pertaining to its 12th General Election on 7th January 2024.

The Ministry in a statement said, Malaysians are advised to avoid unnecessary travel to Bangladesh on this day.

“Malaysians residing in Bangladesh must remain vigilant and are advised to avoid political gatherings,” the statement said.

Recently a train was set on fire ahead of the general election in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday, January 5, 2024, leaving five people dead and several injured. The train was arriving in the capital Dhaka from the western city of Jessore.

The Ministry’s statement added, Malaysians requiring consular assistance can contact the High Commission of Malaysia in Dhaka at the details provided below:

High Commission of Malaysia in Dhaka: House No. 19, Road No. 6, Baridhara Diplomatic Enclave, Dhaka – 1212, Phone number: +88 0241081892/1895 +88 018 4179 8077 (emergency) E-mail

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will strive to keep the public informed of any recent developments,” the statement said. –Malaysia World News

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