PM Anwar extends condolences to two Malaysian students killed in a road accident in New Zealand


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KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has extended his condolences to families of the two Malaysian students who lost their lives in a tragic road accident near Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, (Saturday) at 1.45pm local time.

“My prayers are also to three other Malaysian students who have been injured in the incident to swiftly recover,” Anwar said in his Facebook post here today.

According to the prime minister, the Malaysian government through the High Commission in New Zealand will provide appropriate assistances to the victims and members of their families.

Earlier the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said, the High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington, New Zealand confirmed the road accident on 30th March 2024 involving five Malaysian students in which two had lost their lives while the remaining three were airlifted to Christchurch Hospital in South Island for urgent medical treatment.

“The High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington, with the assistance of the Malaysian community in Christchurch, is providing consular assistance to the victims and next-of-kin to ensure their welfare is well taken care of.

“The Ministry and High Commission of Malaysia stand ready to assist should the next-of-kin decide to repatriate the remains to Malaysia,” the ministry said in its statement.

The Ministry also extends its heartfelt condolences to the next-of-kin of the victims involved in this tragic road accident.

Meanwhile, Malaysians requiring consular assistance may contact the High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington at the details provided below: High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington Address: 10 Washington Avenue Brooklyn PO Box 9422 Wellington Phone number: +64-4-3852439 / +64-210440188 (for emergency) E-mail: – Malaysia World News


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