2,000 M’sians in India to be brought home


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 29 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Arrangements are being made to bring home 1,988 Malaysians who are stranded in India, says Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said they included Malaysian Sikhs, who were also stranded in Amritsar, Punjab.

Ismail Sabri said 12 commercial flights have been prepared to bring them back.

“We want to thank MIC for contributing, in terms of chartering the flights, to help bring home all Malaysians stranded in India, ” he told a press conference yesterday.

Currently, there are a total of 3,162 Malaysians still stranded in some 60 countries.

To date, 2,612 Malaysians have been brought home.

Ismail Sabri said Malaysians stranded in Cairo would also be brought home today via a transit in Brunei.

He urged all Malaysians who were still stranded overseas, including students, to contact the Malaysian embassies in those countries.

The Senior Minister also reminded all Malaysians who were living overseas to comply with the laws there.

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