Cyclone Remal: Malaysians in affected areas urged to remain vigilant


Trees swing during heavy winds and rains caused by Cyclone Remal along the coastal areas at Bakkhali, South 24 parganas, West Bengal, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashim Paul)

PUTRAJAYA: Wisma Putra, through the Malaysian high commissions in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and New Delhi, India, is closely monitoring the impact of Cyclone Remal, which made landfall between the coasts of Bangladesh and West Bengal, India on Sunday (May 26).

The Foreign Ministry, in a statement Tuesday (May 28) said Malaysians in the affected areas are strongly urged to remain vigilant, follow the latest updates, and adhere to the instructions and guidance provided by the local authorities.

Malaysians requiring consular assistance can contact the High Commission of Malaysia in Dhaka, Bangladesh at No. 19, Road No. 6, Baridhara Diplomatic Enclave, Dhaka, phone number: +88 018 4179 8077 or email: mwdhaka@kln.gov.my.

They can also contact the Malaysian High Commission in New Delhi, India at 50-M, Satya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi or via phone: +91 859 5550594 and e-mail to mwdelhi@kln.gov.my.

The Foreign Ministry will strive to keep the public informed of any recent developments, the statement added.

At least 10 people were killed in coastal districts in Bangladesh and another two killed in India, while millions of people were affected by the tropical cyclone.

The storm also caused disruption to telecommunication and aviation services, and damages to properties in the affected areas. - Bernama

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