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Published: Thursday November 27, 2008 MYT 3:31:00 PM
Updated: Thursday November 27, 2008 MYT 4:04:28 PM

Malaysia condemns terrorist attacks in Mumbai

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Government has condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, that have claimed more than 100 lives.

In a statement issued by Wisma Putra on Thursday, the Government expressed shock, saying it is saddened over the senseless acts of violence.

“The Government of Malaysia condemns in the strongest terms, the horrific terrorist attacks on a number of major public places at the heart of Mumbai.

“The Government of Malaysia is deeply shocked and saddened that the senseless acts of violence, deliberately directed at civilian targets designed to inflict maximum human casualties, has claimed the lives of so many innocent civilians besides injuring an equally large number of others.

“It is our hope that the perpetrators of these heinous and despicable crimes would be expeditiously brought to justice.”

The statement also said Malaysia remained firmly committed to the fight against terrorism and in engaging in a constructive manner, all regional and international efforts in combating terrorism.

The horrendous attacks in Mumbai, served to underscore the fundamental need for the international community to continue vigorously forging a comprehensive and effective front in combating all forms of terrorism and extremism, it added.

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