KUALA LUMPUR: All 121 Malaysian victims of a fake job offer syndicate in northern Myanmar have arrived safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) via special Air Asia AK9106 flight from Kunming, China today at 3.24am.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that they were stranded in Laukkaing, Myanmar and their arrival was received by Deputy Foreign Minister, Datuk Mohamad Alamin.
According to the ministry’s statement, the Malaysian Ambassador at Yangon and the Malaysian General Consulate in Kunming,
China had successfully coordinated the evacuation mission via the border Myanmar-China starting on 30th November 2023with the co-operation and the approval of the countries involved.
“The evacuation mission was able to be implemented effectively following the meeting of Deputy Prime Minister II, Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof with the two Premier Deputies of China, Liu Guozhong and Ding Xuexiang when he visited the People’s Republic of China on 16th November 2023.
“All the Malaysian citizens who were stranded had been given consular’s assistance and logistics after entering the border of China by the Malaysian General Consulate in Kunming including the special flight coordination from the Cangyuan Washan Airport to Kunming Changshui International Airport,” the statement said.
The statement added, the Malaysian government had also brought back an Indonesian citizen from Laukkaing after receiving official application from the Republic of Indonesia Government.
“The Foreign Ministry would like to express our appreciation and thanks to the authorities in Myanmar and China and Malaysian Government agencies and individuals who were directly or indirectly involved in the cooperation in ensuring the evacuation process could be implemented effectively,” the statement said. – Malaysia World News