Hisham: Team in Yangon taking care of more than 600 M’sians there


Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. - Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Embassy in Yangon is doing a great job in taking care of more than 600 Malaysians there, says Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

On his Twitter account yesterday, the minister shared positive responses by Malaysians in Yangon who criticised allegations made by some Malaysians there that the embassy did not provide security guarantee following the military coup in the country.

“Feedback is positive notwithstanding the current situation. To the three Malaysians who’ve refused to be named, please contact our ambassador Datuk Zahairi and his team will extend all the help they can, ” he said.

Hishammuddin further shared tweets by several Malaysians in their responses to a news portal report to explain how the embassy was helping them.

One of them noted that the quality of embassy service was excellent and that it had always kept them updated and supported them.

“There are three relief flights per week to Kuala Lumpur which I think is one of the highest. Thank you to the ambassador and the very professional staff, ” said the Malaysian.

In another response, a Malaysian who had been working there since 2018 said the embassy was very helpful and always gave a lending hand to Malaysians who needed help.

“Some of my Singapore colleagues also shared updates they received from the Malaysian Embassy, since they do keep in touch with our embassy.

“The ambassador and the staff keep monitoring the situation and providing us correct information without delay, ” said the Malaysian.Another Malaysian there also shared that the embassy staff had been very professional and prompt.

The portal reported that some Malaysians in Myanmar expressed disappointment with the Malaysian Embassy for allegedly failing to provide security guarantee.

They reportedly told the portal that they were more willing to go to the Singapore Embassy to ask for help if the situation worsened with protests and reports of military violence.

Widespread demonstrations against the coup led by the military junta with the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi have seen several protesters shot dead. — Bernama

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