SIARAN AKHBAR : KENYATAAN MENTERI LUAR NEGERI BERKENAAN PENAHANAN 47 ORANG WARGANEGARA MALAYSIA DI KEMBOJA

KENYATAAN MENTERI LUAR NEGERI

BERKENAAN

PENAHANAN 47 ORANG WARGANEGARA MALAYSIA DI KEMBOJA

 

Saya telah menghubungi Timbalan Perdana Menteri Kemboja yang juga merupakan Menteri Luar Negeri dan Kerjasama Antarabangsa pada hari ini untuk menzahirkan hasrat Malaysia agar kesemua 47 warganegara Malaysia yang kini ditahan di Banteay Meanchey dibebaskan dengan segera.

 

Saya mengambil kesempatan ini untuk menyampaikan penghargaan Kerajaan Malaysia ke atas kerjasama yang telah diberikan oleh Kerajaan Kemboja terutamanya dalam membenarkan beberapa lawatan konsular daripada Kedutaan Besar Malaysia di Phnom Penh ke atas tahanan-tahanan tersebut. Saya secara peribadi telah menyampaikan rasa terima kasih kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri Kemboja atas keperihatinan beliau dalam perkara ini. Saya juga memohon supaya pihak Kemboja dapat memberikan kerjasama dalam memastikan kebajikan rakyat Malaysia tersebut terpelihara.

 

Saya telah menekankan bahawa Malaysia menghormati kedaulatan undang-undang Kemboja dan Kerajaan Malaysia sentiasa mengingatkan rakyatnya supaya mematuhi undang-undang tempatan di mana jua mereka berada. Dalam hal ini, Malaysia telah memohon supaya pertimbangan ke atas perkara ini dapat dipercepatkan agar mereka dapat pulang ke pangkuan keluarga dengan kadar segera.  

 

Dua orang pegawai kanan Kementerian Luar Negeri yang terdiri daripada Setiausaha Bahagian Konsular dan Ketua Bahagian Undang-Undang Kementerian Luar Negeri telah bertolak ke Banteay Meanchey pada hari ini, untuk meneruskan perbincangan dengan pihak berkuasa Kemboja berhubung penahanan warganegara Malaysia.

 

Dalam pada itu, Kuasa Usaha Sementara, Kedutaan Besar Malaysia di Phnom Penh, Encik Ruzaimi Mohamad telah berada di Banteay Meanchey sejak 12 Februari 2019 untuk memberikan bantuan konsular berterusan kepada warga negara Malaysia yang ditahan. Lawatan konsular ini merupakan susulan kepada bantuan konsular yang diberikan oleh pegawai Kedutaan Besar pada 22 Januari 2019.

 

Kedutaan Besar Malaysia juga telah memudahcara lawatan Ahli Parlimen Julau, YB Larry Sng Wei Shien bersama beberapa ahli keluarga tahanan untuk membuat lawatan ke Penjara Banteay Manchey pada hari ini. Atas inisiatif Kedutaan, seorang doktor daripada badan bukan Kerajaan, Hospital Beyond Boundaries, juga telah turut serta dalam lawatan ini untuk memastikan tahap kesihatan mereka berada di tahap yang baik.

 

Kementerian Luar Negeri akan terus memantau perkembangan kes ini dengan rapi dan akan mengambil langkah yang sewajarnya dalam usaha mengembalikan mereka ke pangkuan keluarga di Malaysia.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

13 Februari 2019

 

 


PRESS RELEASE : WORKING VISIT BY THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND, DON PRAMUDWINAI TO MALAYSIA 13 FEBRUARY 2019

WORKING VISIT BY

THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND,

DON PRAMUDWINAI TO MALAYSIA 13 FEBRUARY 2019

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, Don Pramudwinai will undertake a Working Visit to Malaysia on 13 February 2019. This is Don Pramudwinai’s first visit to Malaysia under the current administration and to reciprocate the official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah to Bangkok on 19 January 2019.

 

While in Malaysia, Don Pramudwinai is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Malaysia at the latter’s office to discuss and exchange views on regional and global issues of common concern.

 

Don Pramudwinai will then have a bilateral meeting with Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, followed by a High Tea hosted by the latter at Wisma Putra. Both Ministers are expected to discuss bilateral cooperation between the two countries, particularly on the infrastructure projects at the Malaysia-Thai border, Southern Thailand peace dialogue process as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

 

The visit by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand to Malaysia is expected to further strengthen the bond of friendship between Malaysia and Thailand, as well as underscore the keen desire of both governments to enhance bilateral cooperation in various sectors.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

12 February 2019


PRESS RELEASE : COLLISION IN JOHOR BAHRU PORT LIMITS IN MALAYSIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS

COLLISION IN JOHOR BAHRU PORT LIMITS IN MALAYSIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that a Greece registered bulk carrier, MV Piraeus collided with MV Polaris, a Malaysian Government vessel in Malaysian Territorial Waters at 2.26 p.m. on 9 February 2019.

 

MV Piraeus was sighted entering Johor Bahru Port Limits in Malaysian Territorial Waters at 2.15 p.m. During communication with MV Polaris, MV Piraeus responded that it will steer clear of MV Polaris. Despite the clear communication and definitive instructions given, the collision happened on first contact until both vessels were cleared of each other at 2.36 p.m.

 

The Marine Department (MARDEP) has detained the Greek vessel and crew for purposes of a preliminary inquiry as per Section 334(1) of the Malaysian Shipping Ordinance 1952.

 

There is no report of any injury or oil spill arising from the collision. MARDEP strongly advises ships in Johor Bahru Port Limits located in Malaysian Territorial Waters to exercise caution to avoid untoward incidents in the said waters.

 

The incident however does not hamper any traffic flow and is away from the Traffic Separation Scheme area.

 

Malaysia is committed to take appropriate measures to safeguard its territorial integrity, interests and safe navigation of vessels.

 

PUTRAJAYA

9 February 2019

 


PRESS RELEASE : DETENTION OF 47 MALAYSIANS IN CAMBODIA

DETENTION OF 47 MALAYSIANS IN CAMBODIA

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms the detention of 47 Malaysians in Poi Pet, Cambodia since 11 December 2018, suspected to be involved in illegal online gambling activities.

 

Notification of arrest was only conveyed verbally by Bantey Meanchey Police on 28 December 2018. Following the notification, officers from the Embassy of Malaysia in Phnom Penh made a consular visit to the detainees to ensure their wellbeing after receiving detailed information and approval from the local authorities. The visit revealed that most of the detainees were offered jobs with an attractive pay.

 

Officers from the Embassy had a meeting with the prison officials and the judge of this case. The Embassy of Malaysia in Phnom Penh had brought this matter to the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia via Diplomatic Note to release the detainees.

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Embassy of Malaysia in Phnom Penh is closely monitoring the case and prepared to render the necessary consular assistance accordingly.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

7 February 2019

 

 

 


PRESS RELEASE : CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO OF THE MALAYSIAN FLAG BEING BURNT

CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO OF THE MALAYSIAN FLAG BEING BURNT

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its great concern over the extremely controversial video published in the Facebook account of ‘President Pamatong Supporters’ on 19 and 21 January 2019. Mr. Elly Pamatong is the self-proclaimed founder of the United States Allied Freedom Fighters of the East (USAFFE). The video featured the public burning in the Philippines of a Malaysian flag.

 

Malaysia strongly condemns such act and views that the burning of the Malaysian flag as a serious incident. The flag is a sacred national symbol and should be treated with respect. Such actions and anti-Malaysia comments made by this individual are offensive and the accusations made are baseless.

 

The Government of Malaysia also urges the Government of the Philippines to take stern action against Mr. Elly Pamatong and to ensure that such incident does not recur as it could potentially tarnish the excellent bilateral relations which Malaysia and the Philippines currently enjoy.

 

PUTRAJAYA

7 February 2019