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Sunday October 16, 2005

Thai officials may get to meet 131 in Terengganu


PEKAN: The Government is in the midst of planning the proposed meeting between Thai officials and 131 Thai Muslims who had fled their country from the unrest in south Thailand. 

“The matter is being worked out this Ramadan month,” Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said after handing RM100,000 in donations from Affin Bank Berhad to 505 single mothers from the Pekan district here yesterday. 

He was commenting on the latest situation involving 131 Thais who fled to Kelantan on Aug 30. 

It was reported that the status of the group was being discussed between both countries. 

Earlier, Najib thanked Affin Bank for channelling its tithe payments directly to the poor and needy in Pekan. 

He said the donations given to the single mothers reflected the bank’s strong financial growth and he also commended its efforts to provide assistance to the poor in Pekan. 

The bank’s chairman Jen (R) Tan Sri Ismail Omar presented the cheque to Najib during a ceremony witnessed by the single mothers and their family members at the district council hall here.  

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