Shopping malls in Johor are stepping up security to ensure public safety in light of the recent Islamic State threats.
Shopping mall official, Ms Joyce Lee from Johor Bahru City Squre told The Star that the management had been training its staff to be more vigilant.
“We have also set up a standard operating procedure for more effective training and police have been doing frequent rounds in the vicinity.”
“Our shoppers are a mix of locals and Singaporeans.
“We take the security issue very seriously and constantly monitor the place through closed-circuit television (CCTV) and patrols,” she said.
Sutera Mall centre manager Crystal Soon also been conducting bomb emergency drills in the mall to be ready for any mishaps.
On Friday, police denied claims circulating on social media that militants are targeting locations in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur.