The government’s priority is the safety of all Malaysians in Sudan – Minister


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians who were at the Petronas Complex in Sudan have been evacuated to a safe place on Monday 17th Apr. after following a risk assessment by all concerned parties.

The Foreign Affairs Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir in a statement said, the government is taking steps to bring back all Malaysians as soon as the situation permits.

He added the government’s priority is the safety of all Malaysians in Sudan with the Special Forces led by the ministry drawing an evacuation plan to bring back 32 Malaysians based on the latest data shared by the Malaysian Embassy in Khartoum.

“The evacuation plan will be implemented immediately with friendly countries as soon as there is an opportunity to do so,” he said in a statement.

Dr. Zambry also expressed his objection to certain parties that broke into the complex which also houses the Malaysian Embassy, while the Sudanese Ambassador in Kuala Lumpur will be summoned to listen to the Malaysian’s view on the latest conflict.

According to the United Nations (UN) report, more than 180 people were killed and 1,800 injured in the fighting that erupted on 15th April between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Khartoum and surrounding areas.

The Minister added the crisis in Sudan has also affected all foreign embassy offices. It was reported that the European Union ambassador to Sudan was being attacked, Japanese citizens were being roughed up, United States Diplomatic vehicles were being shot at and the official residence of the Kuwait Ambassador to Sudan was being broken into. – Malaysia World News            


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