SIARAN AKHBAR : GEMPA BUMI DI WILAYAH HUALIEN, TAIWAN

GEMPA BUMI DI WILAYAH HUALIEN, TAIWAN

 

Kementerian Luar Negeri mengesahkan bahawa seorang pelancong warganegara Malaysia mengalami kecederaan akibat daripada bencana gempa bumi berskala 6.1 dan 4.1 Richter yang melanda wilayah Hualien, Taiwan pada hari Khamis, 18 April 2019 pada jam 1.01 dan 1.17 tengahari waktu tempatan. Mangsa dilaporkan cedera akibat runtuhan batu semasa melawat Taroko Gorge National Park dan kini sedang menerima rawatan di Hospital Hualien Tzu Chi.

 

Kementerian Luar Negeri melalui Pusat Persahabatan dan Perdagangan Malaysia di Taipei akan terus memantau keadaan mangsa dan menghulurkan bantuan sewajarnya. Warganegara Malaysia yang terjejas akibat bencana ini dan memerlukan bantuan konsular adalah dinasihatkan untuk berhubung dengan Pusat Persahabatan dan Perdagangan Malaysia di Taipei di alamat seperti berikut:

 

Pusat Persahabatan dan Perdagangan Malaysia (MFTC)

 

Alamat            :           8th Floor, San Ho Plastic Building

                                                            102, Dun Hua North Road

                                                            Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C

Telefon          :           +(886) 22713 2626

+(886) 90574 6271 (Pegawai Bertugas)

Emel               :           mwtaipei@kln.gov.my

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

18 April 2019


PRESS RELEASE : U.S. AMBASSADOR SUMMONED TO THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

U.S. AMBASSADOR SUMMONED TO THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

 

  1. The Ambassador of the United States of America to Malaysia was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, 17 April 2019 to clarify the U.S. government’s decision to include Malaysia in the “K” indicator list of its Travel Advisory issued by the U.S. Department of State on 9 April 2019. Acting Secretary General YM Raja Dato’ Nushirwan Zainal Abidin received Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir and handed over a protest note, expressing the Malaysian government’s objection to the U.S. decision which does not reflect the reality on the ground, particularly the improved security situation in eastern Sabah.

 

  1. During the meeting, the Ambassador explained that the U.S.' travel advisory categorizes each country into four possible tiers, based on the U.S. government's assessment of the safety and security situation. As in previous years, Malaysia as a whole has been placed in Tier 1, reserved for the safest countries and which is the lowest risk. However, it was explained that eastern Sabah is subject to the "K" indicator due to the U.S.' concerns of potential kidnappings and hostage taking. It was recalled that in the previous travel advisory, that area was subject to "C" (crimes) and "T" (terrorism) indicators, which were broader in nature. Eastern Sabah is no longer subject to these two indicators. Both parties agreed that it would be useful if, in the future, the Malaysian government is informed prior to similar announcements being made.

 

  1. The Ministry reiterates that security and safety of tourists throughout Malaysia including in eastern Sabah continues to be a top priority. Malaysia has been taking proactive measures to ensure the security of eastern Sabah. This is reflected to the significant drop of kidnapping cases to almost nil last year.

 

4.         The U.S. Ambassador took note of the Malaysian government's protest and concerns and would duly convey them to Washington. It was recalled that Malaysia continues to be attractive to U.S. tourists and 2018 recorded an increase of 27.9 percent in tourist arrivals from the U.S., bringing the total to 253,384.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

18 APRIL 2019


PRESS RELEASE : STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON THE UNITED STATES TRAVEL ADVISORY 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ON THE UNITED STATES TRAVEL ADVISORY 2019

 

1.         The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia strongly protests the decision of the US government to subject Malaysia in the newly introduced “K” indicator. This was announced in the travel advisory issued by the US Department of State on 9 April 2019. This reflects the US government’s concern about potential kidnapping or hostage-taking situations in certain areas of eastern Sabah.

 

2.         This new travel advisory lacks objectivity. It does not reflect the reality on the ground particularly the security situation in eastern Sabah which remains safe and protected for tourists. This is borne by the fact that the number of tourist arrivals in Sabah has grown by 5.5 percent, reaching 3.87 million last year.  Further, the number of kidnapping incidents has dropped significantly to almost nil. Eastern Sabah continues to attract world-class divers.

 

3.         This success has been the result of proactive measures taken by the Malaysian Government. These include the increased number of patrols, closer security cooperation with neighbouring countries and the strategic positioning of security assets to secure the areas.

 

4.         Given these facts, Malaysia urges the US to be more objective in its assessment. We urge the US to immediately remove Malaysia from the “K” list.

 

5.         The US Ambassador to Malaysia will be summoned to provide clarification about the new travel advisory.

 

PUTRAJAYA

14 APRIL 2019


SIARAN AKHBAR : PERKEMBANGAN TERKINI INSIDEN KEBAKARAN DI SONGKHLA, THAILAND

PERKEMBANGAN TERKINI INSIDEN KEBAKARAN DI SONGKHLA, THAILAND

 

Konsulat Jeneral Malaysia di Songkhla, Thailand mengesahkan bahawa seramai 15 orang warganegara Malaysia telah terlibat dalam insiden kebakaran di Danok, Songkhla pada hari Jumaat, 12 April 2019. Kesemua mereka telah dikejarkan ke hospital berdekatan bagi menerima rawatan akibat terhidu asap tebal.

 

Sehingga kini, seramai lima orang mangsa masih menerima rawatan di Songkhla dan Hatyai manakala selebihnya telah dibenarkan keluar. Salah seorang daripada mangsa yang masih menerima rawatan dilaporkan berada dalam keadaan serius manakala empat yang lain dilaporkan stabil.

 

Konsulat Jeneral Malaysia di Songkhla telah mengadakan lawatan konsular ke atas para mangsa dan akan terus memantau keadaan mereka daripada semasa ke semasa. Warganegara Malaysia yang terjejas akibat insiden ini disarankan untuk menghubungi Konsulat Jeneral Malaysia di Songkhla seperti berikut:

 

Konsulat Jeneral Malaysia, Songkhla

 

Alamat:

No. 4 Sukhum Road

Tambon Boryang

Muang District

Songkhla 90000

Tel.:

+(6674) 311 062 / 316 274

+66 93 657 0707 (Pegawai Bertugas/Kecemasan)

E-mel:

mwsongkhla@kln.gov.my

 

PUTRAJAYA

13 APRIL 2019

 


PRESS RELEASE : LATEST POLITICAL AND SECURITY DEVELOPMENTS IN SUDAN

LATEST POLITICAL AND SECURITY DEVELOPMENTS IN SUDAN

 

On 11 April 2019, at 2.00 pm local time, Sudanese First Vice President and Minister of Defence, Lt. General Ahmed Ibn Auf in a televised address, confirmed the arrest of President Omar Hassan Al Bashir and the dissolution of the National Consensus Government of Sudan.

 

The Embassy of Malaysia in Khartoum, Sudan has confirmed that certain parts of Khartoum continue to experience unrest following the recent developments in the country.

 

The Embassy has been in close contact with all the registered Malaysians in Sudan and is monitoring the situation closely. All the 160 registered Malaysians in Sudan are accounted for and confirmed safe. The Embassy will continue to provide necessary assistance to all Malaysians in Khartoum.

 

Malaysians who are planning to visit Sudan are advised to defer their travel.

 

The Embassy of Malaysia can be contacted at:

 

            Address        :           Rumah Malaysia, House 7, Block B21, Street Khalifa  Abdullah, Al Riyadh

 

            Telephone    :           +249-990700350

           

            E-mail            :           mwkhartoum@kln.gov.my

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

12 APRIL 2019