Eviction of Malaysian student in Perth 'unprecedented, unfortunate', says Consulate-General

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  • Friday, 14 Feb 2020

PETALING JAYA: The incident in which a Malaysian was evicted from her house in Perth over Covid-19 coronavirus fears is "unprecedented and unfortunate", says the Consulate-General of Malaysia in Perth.

"While the incident involving a Malaysian student in Western Australia was unprecedented and unfortunate, the Consulate-General of Malaysia would like to request Malaysians to lodge their complaint/report to the Consulate-General office and the Malaysian Student Council of Australia (Masca) immediately for necessary attention and assistance, especially students who are facing similar situations," it said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 13).

ABC News in Australia reported that a Malaysian was evicted from her home in Perth due to the landlord's fears that she carried the virus.

The Malaysian-Chinese student had travelled back on Jan 24 to celebrate Chinese New Year with her family.

However, ABC reported that when she returned to Australia on Feb 4, her belongings were left outside the house with the door locks changed.

A note too was pasted at the door of the house with a "No Trespassing" warning.

Malaysians can lodged a report with the Consulate-General of Malaysia in Perth at +61 452147055 or via email at mwperth@kln.gov.my.

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