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Wisma Putra advises postponement of travel to India, Pakistan

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Malaysia has expressed concern over the recent tensions between India and Pakistan.

In a statement today, Wisma Putra said, as a country with close and abiding relations with both countries, Malaysia encouraged both to exercise maximum restraint and to re-engage in dialogue and negotiations.

"Like many other countries, Malaysia aims at the creation of a peaceful and stable international order," it said.

In view of the gravity of the issue, Wisma Putra advised Malaysians to postpone non-essential travel, particularly to the areas directly affected.

Malaysians can contact the Malaysian High Commission in New Delhi or the Malaysian High Commission in Islamabad for enquiries.

Wisma Putra said the high commissions in both countries would continue to monitor the situation and be in close contact with the local authorities for the latest updates.

Tensions between India and Pakistan, both having nuclear weapons, snowballed since a terror attack in Pulwama on Feb 14 that killed over 40 people and injured dozens more.

According to reports, the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack.

- Bernama

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