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The Malaysian Government has increased the visibility of its response to the threat.
Joint patrols by police and military are in place at public places around Kuala Lumpur, including shopping and entertainment venues.
In May 2015, gunmen entered a local seaside restaurant in Sandakan and abducted the manager and one customer (who was subsequently beheaded).
Malaysian authorities increased security in the region in response to these and similar incidents and the Sabah Government imposed restrictions on the use of waterways.
There is a high threat of kidnapping in the coastal areas of eastern Sabah.
Extremists based in the southern Philippines are particularly active in the area between the towns of Sandakan and Tawau in eastern Sabah.
One German national was killed and another kidnapped.
A number of commercial seamen were also kidnapped from cargo vessels in the area in 2016.
In November 2016, militants based in the southern Philippines attacked a yacht in waters between eastern Sabah and the Sulu archipelago.If you are visiting Malaysia for tourism, you can get a visa on arrival for a stay of up to ninety days.If you are visiting Malaysia for other purposes – such as business, volunteering, study or research – you may need to arrange a visa in advance.The Australian Government's longstanding policy is that it does not make payments or concessions to kidnappers.The Australian Government considers that paying a ransom increases the risk of further kidnappings, including of other Australians.