Syrian Refugee that was Stranded in Malaysia Airport Finally Meets his Sponsor Laura in Canada


Syrian Refugee that was stranded in an Airport in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for more than 200 days has finally made it to Canada where he has been granted asylum.

Hassan al Kontar, 37, has finally also met his lady sponsor Laurie Cooper.

“The last 10 months it was very hard and cold.

“I could not have done it without the support and help of my family and Canadian friends,” he said in a video he posted on social media.

Malaysian Authorities arrested him and threatened him with deportation to Syria.

Cooper who gave him a warm hug upon his arrival to Canada, said, “he is here now, safe… There was no doubt we would get him here.”

More than 5.6 million Syrians have fled the country since the war broke out in 2011.

In October 2, the Syrian man was arrested by Malaysian police after almost seven months stranded in a Malaysian airport.

Being stranded in the terminal, he survived on donated airline meals, washing in the toilets, and posting videos on Youtube and Faceboook lamenting the rights groups, which had embarrassed Malaysia.

A source told Malaysia World News that Malaysian government had granted him asylum but he rejected the offer as his mind and soul was always with Canada only.

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