YANGON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will enhance security for State Counselor and Union Minister for President's Office and Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi who was reportedly being named as a target of the Islamic State (IS), U Zaw Htay, speaker of President's Office said on Thursday.
Actions for closing-guarding, inner, outer, and route security will be provided tightly to State Counselor after the reported ISIS threat, said U Zaw Htay.
The ministry of Home Affairs will cooperate with Malaysian government in counterterrorism and the exchange of information regarding the treat, official media reported on Thursday.
Myanmar's Chief Security Officer Police Brig-Gen Win Naing said security agreements have been set up for the country's top leaders, official media reported.
The Negri Sembilan state police station, Malaysia received a letter from ISIS in early August, in which the group named their targets including several top leaders of southeast Asia, among them Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a Singapore-based newspaper the Strait Times.