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Bukit Bintang blast: Injured Singaporean to undergo minor surgery

Mr Wong Kim Teng, 67, will undergo an operation to remove shrapnel from his body following a grenade explosion in downtown Kuala Lumpur.

A spokesperson from Ampang Hospital, which is about 7km from the blast site, told Channel NewsAsia that Mr Wong Kim Teng, 67, is not in a critical condition and is now resting.

Ampang Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, where the injured Singaporean is recuperating. Photo: Leong Wai Kit

Ampang Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, where the injured Singaporean is recuperating. Photo: Leong Wai Kit

Security officers at the hospital said they had to screen visitors attempting to visit Mr Wong as the case is still under police investigation.

Mr Wong was seen to have mainly sustained injuries on his lower limbs, with a bandage wrapped around his calf. It is understood that he also received five stitches. Sources said that Mr Wong, who was first sent to Kuala Lumpur General Hospital before being transferred to Ampang Hospital, appeared dazed upon arrival.

A spokesman from Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) told Channel NewsAsia on Thursday night that officials from the Singapore High Commission have visited Mr Wong, who is “receiving treatment for non-critical injuries”.

The Singapore High Commission is so far only aware of one Singaporean affected, and is in contact with the Malaysian authorities to seek confirmation on whether any other Singaporeans were affected, the spokesman added.

Channel NewsAsia understands that Mr Wong was walking to his parked car when the grenade exploded outside Sun Complex in Bukit Bintang, a tourist section of Malaysia’s capital famous for its nightlife, in what police suspect was related to a gangland turf battle. A parking attendant, identified in reports as Mr Tiong Kwang Yie, died from injuries sustained in the blast, while 13 others including Mr Wong and tourists from Thailand and China were injured.

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