Wisma Putra: No Malaysian casualties in Dutch tram shooting

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): No Malaysians were reported killed in the shooting incident on a tram in the city of Utrecht, the Netherlands, says Wisma Putra.

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said the Malaysian embassy in The Hague was in contact with Malaysians in Utrecht and relevant local authorities, and would continue monitoring the situation.

Saifuddin said Malaysia also joined other nations in expressing its condemnation and revulsion of the horrific incident, which took place just days after the deadly terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand last Friday (March 15).

"I was shocked and deeply saddened and horrified by the shooting incident ... in this hour of grief, Malaysia stands united with the families of the victims, the government and people of the Netherlands in mourning the loss of lives and the anguish suffered due to the horrendous act," he said on Tuesday (March 19).

A shooting incident on a tram in the city of Utrecht at 10.45am local time on Monday (March 18) killed three people and injured five others.

Dutch authorities later confirmed that the man suspected of opening fire was arrested on Monday night. – Bernama


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