Taiwan issues ‘orange’ warning for those visiting Sabah islands

Monday, 18 November 2013

KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has issued an orange warning, the second-highest on Taiwan’s four-color tourism advisory system, to Sabah, following the murder-cum-kidnap incident on Pom Pom island Friday.

MOFA advises Taiwanese nationals to avoid going to the destination and to be on high alert if they have to go, the China Post reported Saturday.

MOFA spokeswoman Anna Kao said that Taiwan’s representative office has been informed by Malaysian police authorities of the incident.

Taiwanese officials are closely monitoring the latest developments of the incident with local authorities. Related officials have also tried to contact the families of the two nationals in Taiwan and will offer all necessary assistance to them in dealing with the aftermath of the tragedy, Kao said.

The spokeswoman, however, refused to confirm the identities of the two victims or if they are husband and wife as reported by the Malaysian media.

Borneo Insider


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