Malaysia Prepared to Send Humanitarian Mission to Lombok

Kuala Lumpur, MINA — Malaysia is prepared to send aid and humanitarian mission to Lombok after 7-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian tourist island yesterday, Bernama reported.

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said he had contacted his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and conveyed Malaysia’s sympathy and condolences to the people of the republic.

He said Malaysia was ready to send any suitable aid and assistance for the victims in Lombok, which was also rocked by a 6.4-magnitude quake on July 29.

“We are saddened by both incidents…our aid and assistance have been on standby ever since the first strike…we are just awaiting signal from the Indonesian government to send the aid and assistance,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby here today.

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Saifuddin said the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta had also sent their officers to Lombok and contacted over 190 Malaysians in the island to ensure their safety.. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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