The Australian High Commission in Malaysia says there's an ongoing terrorism threat in Malaysia, noting that Malaysian authorities have arrested a number of people allegedly involved in planning attacks.

It warned in a travel advisory posted on its website yesterday that attacks could be indiscriminate and may target Western interests or locations frequented by Westerners.

Malaysia has raised its security alert level following the January 14 attacks in Jakarta, the capital of neighbouring Indonesia, that left eight people dead.

Kuala Lumpur city police chief Tajuddin Mohamad Isa told local media that security has been stepped up in the past few months and that there was no indication of a terror attack.

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