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Three temples, together with Batu Caves, on alert after foiled IS threat

Three temples in Kuala Lumpur have tightened security following the arrest of four suspects associated with the Islamic State (IS).

The three temples are the Batu Caves Sri Subramaniyar Temple, Sri Maha Mariamman Devasthanam temple on Jalan Tun H .S Lee and Courthill Sri Ganesha Temple on Jalan Pudu Ulu.

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Devasthanam Kuala Lumpur (SMMTDKL), operates the three historic temple, states they are cautious after it was reported that one of the planned attack to avenge the death Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.

“We view the arrests seriously, and their motives which was to target locations of worship in addition to entertainment places in a so called act of revenge ,” SMMTDKL said.

It added that among the measures taken out were random checks on bags and monitoring of tourists.

SMMTDKL furthermore urged devotees to keep a attentive focus for suspicious characters.

“We are consistently searching for measures to be taken to increase security and safety measures at all three temples, Batu Caves temple soley drew 3,000 visitors per day” they said.

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