EARTHQUAKE IN NORTHWESTERN IRAN

EARTHQUAKE IN NORTHWESTERN IRAN

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, through its Embassy in Tehran, is monitoring closely developments in the aftermath of the 5.9-magnitude earthquake that hit northwestern Iran near the city of Khoy (780 kilometres north of Tehran) on 28 January 2023. It was reported that at least three people were killed and more than 800 others were injured.

Malaysia extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the victims and families affected by the earthquake, as well as to the Government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to the Embassy of Malaysia in Tehran, no Malaysians were reportedly affected by the earthquake.

As aftershocks are expected, Malaysians in Iran are advised to remain vigilant and to follow the latest updates and advisories issued by the local authorities.

Malaysians in Iran are urged to register with the Embassy of Malaysia at the following contact details

                                                           Telephone : (+9821) 8807 2444

                                                                               (+9821) 8807 8606 

                                                           Email : mwtehran@kln.gov.my 

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

31 January 2023 


SESI DIALOG DAN RAMAH MESRA BERSAMA PESURUHJAYA TINGGI DAN DUTA-DUTA ASING KE MALAYSIA

SESI DIALOG DAN RAMAH MESRA BERSAMA PESURUHJAYA TINGGI DAN DUTA-DUTA ASING KE MALAYSIA

 

Saya bersama Ketua Setiausaha Kementerian Luar Negeri, YBhg. Dato' Sri Amran Mohamed Zin dan Timbalan Ketua Setiausaha Hal Ehwal Hubungan Pelbagai Hala, YBhg. Dato’ Cheong Loon Lai telah dijemput oleh Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Singapura di Malaysia untuk bersama-sama dalam Sesi Dialog dan Ramah Mesra bersama Pesuruhjaya Tinggi dan Duta-Duta Asing ke Malaysia. Lebih daripada 80 orang dari pelbagai negara dan benua yang bersama pada majlis yang ringkas tapi padat dan penuh makna.

Saya dimaklumkan oleh para duta bahawa ini merupakan kali pertama seorang menteri luar mengadakan pertemuan dengan seluruh kedutaan asing dan mengadakan dialog terbuka dengan mereka. Justeru hubungan keakraban sebegini perlu diteruskan bagi mewujudkan penyampaian maklumat dan interaksi secara langsung kepada pihak kedutaan asing yang berada dalam negara.

Saya sempat berkongsi beberapa visi, misi dan harapan Kementerian Luar Negeri dan juga Kerajaan Perpaduan di bawah kepimpinan YAB Perdana Menteri.

Turut diadakan adalah sesi dialog antara saya dan para jemputan yang hadir. Beberapa perkara telah dibangkitkan. Para Duta ini mengharapkan Malaysia akan terus aktif dalam menyuarakan setiap pendapat dan pandangan di peringkat global. Pada masa yang sama, masing-masing mengharapkan hubungan Malaysia dengan negara mereka dapat dipertingkatkan.

Sebagai Menteri Luar Negeri, saya melahirkan harapan dan keyakinan untuk melihat Malaysia terus hebat dan cemerlang di kalangan negara-negara ASEAN, ASIA dan DUNIA, melalui peranan aktif yang dimainkan oleh Malaysia di persada antarabangsa.

Terima kasih dan tahniah kepada TYT Vanu Gopala Menon, Pesuruhjaya Tinggi Singapura ke Malaysia dan barisan urusetia yang menganjurkan program ini. Semoga majlis seperti ini dapat diteruskan lagi selepas ini.

 

 

YB Dato’ Seri Diraja Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir

MENTERI LUAR NEGERI

31 January 2023


MALAYSIA’S DEEP CONCERN OVER THE LATEST ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE IN THE OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM

 

MALAYSIA’S DEEP CONCERN OVER THE LATEST

ESCALATION OF VIOLENCE IN THE OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM

 

Malaysia is deeply concerned over the rise of deadly incidents in the Palestine’s occupied East Jerusalem where lives have been lost and many others wounded. As a matter of principle, Malaysia always opposes any hostile acts targeting civilians, and strongly condemns the killing of civilians.

The current violent tension in East Jerusalem is directly stemming from the prolonged Israeli illegal occupation and the Occupier’s apartheid policies, desecration of Al-Aqsa, as well as continued aggressions and provocations against Palestinians. The occupation must end to avoid vicious cycle of violence.

Malaysia calls for utmost restraint, and necessary steps must be taken to de- escalate. The Israeli regime must also immediately halt further provocation and unilateral action in the interest of peace and security.

Malaysia stands firm by its long-held position that the Palestinians deserve their own independent state, based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

 

PUTRAJAYA

30 January 2023

 


LAWATAN RASMI YAB DATO’ SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM PERDANA MENTERI MALAYSIA KE REPUBLIK SINGAPURA 30 JANUARI 2023

 

LAWATAN RASMI YAB DATO’ SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM

PERDANA MENTERI MALAYSIA KE REPUBLIK SINGAPURA

30 JANUARI 2023

 

YAB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Perdana Menteri Malaysia akan mengadakan Lawatan Rasmi ke Republik Singapura pada 30 Januari 2023, atas jemputan TYT Lee Hsien Loong, Perdana Menteri Republik Singapura. Lawatan ini merupakan lawatan rasmi sulung beliau ke Republik Singapura selepas menyandang jawatan Perdana Menteri Malaysia yang ke-10.

YAB Perdana Menteri akan diiringi oleh YABhg. Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Dr. Wan Ismail. Delegasi YAB Perdana Menteri juga akan disertai oleh YB Dato’ Seri Diraja Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir, Menteri Luar Negeri, YB Tuan Anthony Loke Siew Fook, Menteri Pengangkutan, YB Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Menteri Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri, YB Tuan Ahmad Fahmi Mohamed Fadzil, Menteri Komunikasi dan Digital serta para pegawai Kerajaan dari Kementerian dan Agensi yang berkaitan.

YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr Abang Zohari bin Tun Abang Haji Openg, Premier Sarawak dan YAB Datuk Onn Hafiz bin Ghazi, Menteri Besar Johor akan turut menyertai delegasi tersebut.

YAB Perdana Menteri akan bertemu pemimpin-pemimpin Singapura termasuk PYT Halimah Yacob, Presiden Republik Singapura dan TYT Lee Hsien Loong, Perdana Menteri Republik Singapura. Kedua-dua Perdana Menteri juga akan menyaksikan majlis menandatangani Memorandum Persefahaman untuk Mempromosikan Kerjasama dalam Data, Keselamatan Siber dan Ekonomi Digital serta dua (2) Kerangka Kerjasama dalam Ekonomi Digital dan Ekonomi Hijau. YAB Perdana Menteri akan turut mengadakan pertemuan dengan diaspora Malaysia di Singapura.

Lawatan ini mencerminkan hubungan akrab antara Malaysia dan Singapura sebagai jiran rapat serta negara anggota ASEAN, termasuk jalinan antara rakyat yang erat serta hubungan ekonomi yang kukuh. Lawatan ini akan memberi peluang kepada kedua-dua belah pihak untuk meneroka peluang kerjasama bagi meningkatkan lagi hubungan dua hala dan membincangkan isu serantau serta antarabangsa yang mempunyai kepentingan bersama.

Pada 2022, Singapura merupakan rakan dagangan kedua terbesar Malaysia dan terbesar dalam kalangan negara-negara anggota ASEAN dengan jumlah perdagangan berjumlah RM367.53 bilion (USD83.53 bilion), dengan peningkatan sebanyak 29.4 peratus berbanding jumlah dagangan pada 2021.

 

PUTRAJAYA

29 Januari 2023


OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA YAB DATO’ SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM TO THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE 30 JANUARY 2023

 

OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA

YAB DATO’ SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM TO THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

30 JANUARY 2023

 

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim will undertake an Official Visit to the Republic of Singapore on 30 January 2023, at the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Lee Hsien Loong. This will be YAB Prime Minister’s maiden visit to Singapore after being sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia.

YAB Prime Minister will be accompanied by YABhg. Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Dr. Wan Ismail. The delegation will comprise the Minister of Foreign Affairs, YB Dato’ Seri Diraja Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir, the Minister of Transport, YB Tuan Anthony Loke Siew Fook, the Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, the Minister of Communications and Digital, YB Tuan Ahmad Fahmi Mohamed Fadzil, and officials from the relevant Ministries and Agencies.

The Premier of Sarawak, YAB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr Abang Zohari bin Tun Abang Haji Openg and the Chief Minister of Johor, YAB Datuk Onn Hafiz bin Ghazi will also be part of the official delegation.

During the visit, YAB Prime Minister will be meeting Singaporean leaders, including President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Additionally, the two Prime Ministers will witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Cooperation on Data, Cybersecurity and the Digital Economy and two (2) Frameworks on Cooperation in Digital Economy; and Green Economy. YAB Prime Minister will also hold an engagement with the Malaysian diaspora in Singapore.

The visit reflects the importance of the Malaysia-Singapore ties as close neighbours and partners in ASEAN. It will provide a golden opportunity for leaders from both sides to discuss ways to elevate this relationship, reflecting the breadth and depth of shared interest, longstanding people-to-people links, and strong economic relations. Both sides will also be exchanging views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

In 2022, Singapore was Malaysia's 2nd largest trading partner and the largest among ASEAN countries, with total trade amounting to RM367.53 billion (USD83.53 billion), an increase of 29.4 percent, compared to the recorded value in 2021.

 

PUTRAJAYA

29 January 2023