Singaporean in Bukit Bintang blast suffers minor leg injuries

Police work at the scene of a grenade attack outside a shopping centre at Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Police work at the scene of a grenade attack outside a shopping centre at Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

The Singaporean who was hurt in the grenade blast at Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning has minor leg injuries, according to a police report.

The report said Wong Kim Teng suffered minor injuries on the lower parts of his legs. The Straits Times understands that he has been transferred from Kuala Lumpur General Hospital to Ampang Hospital.

Officials from the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur have visited the Singaporean, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

"The Singapore High Commission is so far only aware of one Singaporean affected. Officials from the High Commission have visited the injured Singaporean who is currently receiving treatment for non-critical injuries,'' said the statement.

"The High Commission has been in contact with the Malaysian authorities, and is seeking confirmation on whether there have been any other Singaporeans affected."

Wong was among 13 people injured in the grenade blast outside Cherry Blossom club at Sun Complex at around 4.30am. Those injured also included two people from China and one from Thailand.

One Malaysian car jockey later died in the hospital.

MFA said other Singaporeans who require consular assistance should contact the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur or the MFA Duty Office (24-hours):

Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +6(03)-2161-6277

After office hours: +6016-6610400

E-mail: singhc_kul@sgmfa.gov.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office

Tel: 6379-8800, 6379-8855 (24 hours)

Fax: 6476-7302

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg "