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Twenty-seven Malaysians were among those injured, while one was still reported missing, Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said yesterday.
Anifah said Malaysians were strongly advised against travelling to the region for the time being.
"This is our concern. Our advice to Malaysians is, if you do not have anything really important, please avoid travelling there until the situation improves.
"If there are no important engagements, meetings or dealings, please avoid southern Thailand."
"When the explosion occurred at Hat Yai, the initial reaction was that it was caused by a gas leak. But when authorities seized the pick-up truck, they detected bomb residues. That is the initial report we got from the Thai authorities," he told Malaysian journalists covering the 20th Asean Summit here yesterday.
In Hat Yai, Malay-sian consul-general Mohd Aini Atan said Malaysians who were in the region should either cut short their visit or avoid popular places like shopping complexes or karaoke lounges.
"This is just a temporary measure and I believe everyone can understand our concern for their safety."
Meanwhile, it was reported that the bomb blast would cost Hat Yai's tourism at least 1 billion baht (about RM100 million) in losses.
Some 60 per cent of the city's hotel rooms, which had been fully booked, were cancelled.
Despite this, Hat Yai tourism players have decided to go ahead with plans to hold the three-day Songkran festival from April 12.
Last Saturday's bombing was not the first time Hat Yai had been targetted.
In April 2005, a bomb exploded at the airport, killing four people.
In September 2006, a series of explosions occurred but there were no Malaysian casualties.
Why I'm so concern on this issue?
Because I see everyday how many Malaysian travel and make trip to Hatyai all year round.
And I endured traffic jam on the way to border every weekend on my driving home.
Ye,sebab aku menyaksikan setiap minggu ramai rombongan makcik senah dan makcik Kiah pergi shopping ke Hatyai ni, jugak tokeh-tokeh cina yang kaya ke sana untuk dapatkan bahan mentah dan factory product dari sana.Tak lupa ditujukan kepada jejaka tak hensem tapi nak 'awek part time' cun cam Devon Aoki di sana untuk teman ke karaoke sambil manja-manja,geli-geli dll.(faham sendiri sudah)
Risau lah jugak biarpun orang kata kalau nak mati tu kat mana-mana pun buleh.Tapi kalau mati kat tempat orang,nak uruskannya,nak kebumi harus sedara ko tension sebab banyak dokumen nak kena urus dan banyak duit keluar utk call sana sini dan pi pejabat 40 kali.Dari elok-elok ko sedih menangisi sedara yang telah ke alam baqa',bila jadi camni,ko pulak rasa tension dan fed-up kena urus semua urusan polis.Atau elok-elok ko baca yassin tetiba ko buleh nyanyi dalam hati lagu rap berupa sindiran/perlian/kutukan kerana bengang.
Sayugia diingatkan bahawa mati sebab dibom tentulah beribu ganda prosedur kena lalui..dan of course berbeza kalau nak dibandingkan dengan kematian secara normal aka diatas katil empuk,tengah peluk bantal busuk yg byk DNA kita,dan tarik nafas terakhir dalam keadaan tersenyum dan aman.
Situasi tu bukan ditujukan kepada manusia penyabar dan beramal banyak ok.
Tapi untuk spesis aku yang kalo kerenah birokrasi banyak aku rasa cam nak je pi ngadu kat Karam Singh Walia dan balik rumah makan nasi seperiuk tanda protes.
Jadi boleh pi hatyai tapi bukan sekarang.
Okehhh,chilled beb..ko teremosi apasal?
Read more: Avoid southern Thailand, Malaysians told - General - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/avoid-southern-thailand-malaysians-told-1.69606#ixzz1rEutD97