Carlsberg is remaining vigilant after reports it was a possible target for terrorists in Malaysia

Carlsberg is remaining vigilant after reports it was a possible target for terrorists in Malaysia

Carlsberg has confirmed it is keeping a “heightened security presence” in place at one of its Malaysian breweries after reports that terrorists were planning an attack.

Suspects arrested in Malaysia, with alleged links to terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS), admitted that the Danish brewer's site in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, had been discussed as a target, the South China Morning Post reported last week. The militants' main target was the Government, according to the report, but they had also discussed attacking a disco and pubs in Kuala Lumpur.

Follwing the reports, Carlsberg said it had been in contact with the Malaysian authorities. In a statement, a spokesperson added: “While no tangible evidence has been found of any imminent threat, Carlsberg is maintaining a heightened security presence at the facility for the time being.

“The safety of our employees is of the utmost importance to Carlsberg, and we have procedures in place around the world to ensure safe working environments.”

Carlsberg is set to release its half-year results tomorrow.