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Published: Thursday March 14, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday April 18, 2013 MYT 12:52:52 AM

Lahad Datu: Needs of those affected by crisis taken care of, says Anifah

Rallying to
aid of forces:
Anifah
receiving a
cheque from
Cambodian
Princess
Norodom
Arunrasmy for
the National
Warrior’s Fund
during the
briefing on
Lahad Datu
situation at
Wisma Putra in
Putrajaya.

Rallying to aid of forces: Anifah receiving a cheque from Cambodian Princess Norodom Arunrasmy for the National Warrior’s Fund during the briefing on Lahad Datu situation at Wisma Putra in Putrajaya.

PUTRAJAYA: All measures to address the needs of those affected by the terrorist intrusion in Lahad Datu and the on-going Ops Daulat have been taken.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said various government departments and agencies were working together in helping the people in the affected areas.

He said the Government would continue to take the necessary measures to provide protection to civilians.

“These include measures to address humanitarian needs such as medical needs of civilians.

“Malaysia therefore views with serious concern the unjustified and unsubstantiated allegations of human rights abuses as reported by some media in the Philippines.

“We strongly reject those allegations,” he said in a briefing for diplomatic corps at Wisma Putra here yesterday.

He stressed that Malaysia is committed in upholding the principles of the Asean Charter and Asean Declaration on Human Rights.

Anifah also said requests to bring back the terrorists' bodies to the Philippines would have to be made through diplomatic channels after the completion of the post-mortem.

Speaking to newsmen later, Anifah said he had travelled to Brunei on Tuesday to brief the Sultanate's Foreign Minister Prince Mohamed Bolkiah, who is Asean chairman, on the matter.

“I also told him that at this juncture there is no necessity for us (Asean) to discuss (the matter) because we (Malaysia) are on top of the situation.

“But being a neighbour and members of Asean, we thought it appropriate to brief the Asean chairman on what had transpired,” he said.

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