Sukma XVII Perlis 2014 LogoSUKMA officials and athletes of the 17th Malaysia Games have been told not to cross the border to visit Thailand.

National Sports Council director-general Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong issued the warning following the military coup in the neighbouring country.

The military involved martial law in the kingdom and clamped a 10pm-to-5am curfew on Tuesday.

Hundreds of Malaysians cross the border each day through the border towns of Padang Besar, Bukit Kayu Hitam and many who have come to Perlis for the Games had made plans to visit Thailand.

“It is not safe to visit Thailand at this stage. I advise those intending to cross the border to cancel their plans due to safety reasons,” said Zolkples after visiting the aquatic and badminton venues for the Games.

He was accompanied by State Executive Councillor for Youth and Sports YB Abdul Jamil Saad.

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