PETALING JAYA: Arrangements are being made for some 1,988 Malaysians who are stranded in India to return home, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Defence Minister said this includes Malaysian Sikhs who are stranded in Amritsar, in the Punjab.
Ismail Sabri said 12 commercial flights have been prepared to bring back the Malaysians who are stranded there.
"We want to thank MIC for contributing in terms of chartering the flights to help bring back the Malaysians who are stranded in India," said Ismail Sabri at a press conference in Putrajaya on Saturday (March 28).
He said currently, there were 3,162 Malaysia stranded in some 60 countries and about 2,612 Malaysians have been brought home.
Ismail Sabri said Malaysians who are stranded in Cairo will also be brought home Sunday (March 29).
He did not reveal the number of Malaysians who are left in Cairo.
Ismail Sabri said these Malaysians will fly from Cairo to Brunei for transit and then be brought back to Malaysia.
He also advised Malaysians who are still stranded overseas, including students, to contact the Malaysian embassies located there.
The Senior Minister also reminded all Malaysians who are living overseas to comply with the laws in the relevant countries.
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