Hong Kong will step up liaison with overseas security agencies and take measures to prevent terrorist attacks following the Bali bombings, the security secretary said yesterday. But Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said although intelligence indicated there would be more attacks, there was no evidence Hong Kong would be the next target. The government was assessing the latest situation in light of the Bali attack, as well as other suspected al-Qaeda bombings, including last week's explosion on a French tanker off Yemen. 'Our assessment remains that Hong Kong is a relatively low threat area compared to other parts of the world, but we cannot rule out such a possibility,' Mrs Ip said. 'So we will continue to step up liaison with other security agencies and take the necessary precautionary measures.' The government would step up intelligence collection to protect targets deemed to be vulnerable and officials would monitor immigration records. Mrs Ip urged people travelling overseas to be on alert, especially in crowded places popular with foreigners. People should be aware of escape routes and alert in advance of how to escape when incidents happened.