KENYATAAN MEDIA YB DATO’ SERI HISHAMMUDDIN TUN HUSSEIN MENTERI LUAR NEGERI KES POSITIF COVID-19 PERTAMA DI WISMA PUTRA KUALA LUMPUR, 30 MEI 2020 (SABTU)

KENYATAAN MEDIA

YB DATO’ SERI HISHAMMUDDIN TUN HUSSEIN

MENTERI LUAR NEGERI

KES POSITIF COVID-19 PERTAMA DI WISMA PUTRA

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 MEI 2020 (SABTU)

 

 

Saya ingin maklumkan, pada 29 Mei 2020 (Jumaat), Kementerian Luar Negeri (Wisma Putra) dengan kerjasama Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) telah mengesan satu kes positif COVID-19 melibatkan seorang kakitangan Kementerian ini. Kes ini merupakan kes pertama di Wisma Putra.

Individu ini dikesan positif COVID-19 menerusi satu saringan kesihatan yang dijalankan KKM di Wisma Putra. Sebelum menjalani saringan ini, beliau tidak menunjukkan sebarang gejala atau simptom COVID-19 seperti demam, selsema, batuk atau sakit tekak. Beliau kini telah ditempatkan di Hospital Sungai Buloh untuk mendapatkan rawatan selanjutnya.

Wisma Putra telah mengenalpasti sejumlah kakitangan dari beberapa bahagian di Wisma Putra termasuk Pejabat Menteri yang mempunyai kontak rapat (close contact) dengan individu yang positif COVID-19 ini. Kesemua kontak rapat ini telah diarah menjalani saringan kesihatan yang dikendalikan KKM pada hari ini, 30 Mei 2020. Selain itu, mereka juga akan menjalani kuarantin wajib di rumah selama 14 hari bermula hari ini.

Dalam pada itu, susulan pengesanan kes pertama ini, kerja-kerja nyahkuman di premis Wisma Putra dengan kerjasama KKM serta Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia akan dilakukan serta-merta.

Semua tindakan yang diambil Wisma Putra ini adalah berpandukan Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Pencegahan Penularan Pandemik COVID-19 seperti yang ditetapkan KKM. Wisma Putra juga telah dan akan terus memastikan penjarakan sosial sentiasa dipatuhi dan penjagaan kesihatan yang ketat dilaksanakan pada setiap masa.

Sekali lagi saya mengingatkan semua kakitangan dan pelanggan-pelanggan Kementerian agar sentiasa mematuhi SOP yang ditetapkan KKM termasuk mengamalkan langkah-langkah pencegahan dengan memakai topeng muka, membasuh tangan dengan sabun atau hand sanitizer, memastikan penjarakan sosial serta sentiasa memeriksa suhu badan.

Wisma Putra komited untuk memastikan premis dan seluruh warganya bebas dari COVID-19. Untuk itu, Wisma Putra akan terus bekerjasama rapat dengan KKM bagi menangani penularan COVID-19 termasuk di Kementerian ini. InsyaAllah.

 

 

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MAKLUM BALAS TERHADAP LAPORAN AKHBAR OLEH THE STAR BERTAJUK “COVID-19: 10 M’SIANS HAVE DIED IN NEW YORK SO FAR”

MAKLUM BALAS TERHADAP LAPORAN AKHBAR OLEH THE STAR BERTAJUK
“COVID-19: 10 M’SIANS HAVE DIED IN NEW YORK SO FAR”

 

Kementerian Luar Negeri mengambil maklum laporan akhbar The Star bertarikh 28 Mei 2020, berhubung dakwaan mengenai kematian 10 orang rakyat Malaysia di New York, Amerika Syarikat yang berpunca daripada COVID-19. Laporan yang sama mendakwa bahawa terdapat seramai 30 orang rakyat Malaysia turut dijangkiti oleh Pandemik tersebut.
 

Kementerian Luar Negeri melalui Pejabat Konsulat Jeneral Malaysia di New York sentiasa memantau perkembangan wabak ini terutamanya bagi kes-kes yang melibatkan rakyat Malaysia. Dalam hal ini, Pejabat Konsulat Jeneral Malaysia sering berhubung rapat dengan pihak berkuasa tempatan yang bertanggung jawab dalam pengurusan Pandemik COVID-19 ini bagi memastikan kesahihan dan ketepatan maklumat yang diterima.
 

Berdasarkan prosedur pihak berkuasa tempatan, sebarang kematian yang melibatkan warganegara asing akan dimaklumkan secara rasmi oleh pihak kerajaan Amerika Syarikat kepada Pejabat Perwakilan Asing di sana, setelah kesahihan sesuatu kes tersebut diperolehi. Walau bagaimanapun sehingga kini, Pejabat Konsulat Jeneral Malaysia di New York masih belum menerima sebarang laporan rasmi daripada mana-mana agensi kerajaan yang terlibat, berhubung rakyat Malaysia yang dijangkiti atau meninggal dunia akibat Pandemik COVID-19 di Amerika Syarikat.
 

Kementerian Luar Negeri menasihatkan supaya rakyat Malaysia di luar negara untuk berhubung dengan Pejabat Perwakilan Malaysia yang terdekat sekiranya terdapat apa-apa kesangsian mengenai maklumat berhubung situasi rakyat Malaysia di luar negara.

 

PUTRAJAYA
28 Mei 2020


MALAYSIA STRONGLY CONDEMNS AND REJECTS ISRAEL’S PLANNED ANNEXATION OF THE PALESTINIAN LANDS IN THE WEST BANK

MALAYSIA STRONGLY CONDEMNS AND REJECTS ISRAEL’S PLANNED ANNEXATION OF THE PALESTINIAN LANDS IN THE WEST BANK

 

Malaysia is gravely concerned over Israel’s recent announcement to implement its plan to annex parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territory in the West Bank. Malaysia strongly condemns and rejects the illegal and unilateral action by Israel. 

 

Any annexation of the Palestinian Territory by Israel as the Occupying Power constitutes outright violation of the international laws, in particular the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, as well as United Nations Resolutions, in particular United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016). The action by Israel blatantly violates the peace agreement it signed with Palestine, namely the Oslo Accords of 1993 and 1995. The Israeli action clearly calls into question its sincerity towards a peaceful and lasting solution to the long standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It further diminishes the prospect of a two-State solution, which is supported by the international community.  

 

The international community cannot remain indifferent and silent over the latest aggression by Israel against the occupied Palestinians. Malaysia calls upon the international community, in particular the United Nations Security Council to fulfil without delay its Charter responsibility towards the Palestinians. The Security Council must condemn and reject the Israeli annexation plan, and must ensure that the plan will never be implemented.

 

Malaysia continues to stand in strong solidarity with the people of Palestine in the wake of the Israeli aggression.  The announcement by President Mahmoud Abbas to absolve the State of Palestine of all the agreements and understandings with the Israeli and United States governments is understandable.  Such reaction is expected of any party, which had been continuously aggrieved by Israel’s constant violations of those agreements and understandings. 

 

Malaysia reaffirms its unwavering support for the Palestinians and their cause for achieving freedom from the Israeli illegal occupation, and realising their aspiration for an independent State of Palestine based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as their Capital.  In this regard, Malaysia will continue to support concrete and genuine efforts towards achieving this just and lasting solution, which we believe will greatly contribute to peace, justice and stability in the region. 

                                  

            

PUTRAJAYA

22 May 2020


MAKLUMAT BERHUBUNG SITUASI PELAJAR MALAYSIA DI UNITED KINGDOM

MAKLUMAT BERHUBUNG SITUASI PELAJAR MALAYSIA DI UNITED KINGDOM
 

Kerajaan United Kingdom (UK) telah mengumumkan pelanjutan visa sehingga 31 Mei 2020 bagi mereka yang telah tamat visa sejak 24 Januari 2020 dan tidak dapat meninggalkan negara tersebut berikutan penularan wabak Covid-19. Keputusan sama ada tarikh tersebut akan dilanjutkan lagi selepas 31 Mei 2020 hanya akan dapat diketahui menjelang tarikh tersebut.
 

Baru-baru ini, British Airways telah membatalkan semua penerbangan mereka ke Kuala Lumpur di sepanjang bulan Jun 2020. Terdapat beberapa orang pelajar yang terkesan dengan perkara ini dan telah mengemukakan aduan bertulis kepada Malawakil London dan kami sedang mengusahakan mereka untuk mendapat tiket penerbangan dengan Qatar Airways yang masih menawarkan penerbangan ke Kuala Lumpur dari London dan transit di Doha. Malaysian Airlines dijangka hanya akan menyambung operasi mereka di London sekitar awal Julai 2020.
 

Menurut Malawakil London, dakwaan bahawa terdapat 1,500 orang pelajar di United Kingdom yang telah menyatakan hasrat untuk pulang ke Malaysia dalam masa dua bulan akan datang adalah tidak benar.
 

Hanya 200 orang pelajar telah menyatakan hasrat untuk pulang pada bulan Mei, manakala 631 orang pelajar ingin pulang pada bulan Jun 2020. Majoriti mereka merupakan pelajar tahun ketiga dan tahun akhir serta pelajar lepasan ijazah.
 

Tarikh peperiksaan akhir adalah di antara pertengahan Mei dan pertengahan Jun 2020 (bergantung kepada institusi pengajian masing-masing). Pelajar-pelajar yang menduduki peperiksaan ini kebanyakannya masih mempunyai visa yang sah.
 

Sehubungan itu, tempoh akhir pelanjutan visa sehingga 31 Mei 2020 yang diumumkan oleh Kerajaan UK sepatutnya tidak melibatkan para pelajar tersebut. Malah pelajar yang belajar di UK lebih daripada 12 bulan akan dibenarkan untuk terus tinggal di UK sehingga 4 bulan selepas tarikh akhir kursus pengajian.

 

PUTRAJAYA
21 Mei 2020 


Joint Communique To Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

Joint Communique
To Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

 

 

On its 50th anniversary, Algeria, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, the Philippines, South Africa and Thailand celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). The inception of the NPT at a time of heightened tensions and mistrust is a testament to the value of international cooperation and the success of multilateral diplomacy in a challenging environment such as the international security situation of today.

 

Five decades since its entry into force, the NPT remains an invaluable instrument in contributing to international peace and security. As the cornerstone of the global nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation regime, the NPT has been instrumental in supporting international efforts to curtail the threats posed by nuclear weapons and their proliferation, while providing a foundation for global nuclear disarmament leading to the complete elimination of nuclear weapons in order to rid humanity of the existential threats they pose.

 

The deep concern at the continued threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the possibility of their catastrophic humanitarian impacts also underline the urgent need for significant and tangible progress. In this regard, we recall the concern expressed by all States Parties at the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons as reflected in the Final Document of the 2010 NPT Review Conference.

 

The NPT has played a pivotal role in promoting the diverse peaceful uses of nuclear energy, ensuring that nuclear non-proliferation does not impede the rights and access of States Parties to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In this regard, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has succeeded in playing an effective role towards NPT implementation.

 

This semi-centennial of the NPT serves as a reminder of the importance of the universalization of the NPT. All States that have not yet done so should join the Treaty as non-nuclear-weapon States without further delay or conditions. This is an opportunity to redouble our collective efforts to fully implement the equal and mutually reinforcing three pillars of the Treaty, which is essential for realizing its objectives. At previous Review Conferences, States Parties entered into specific commitments to implement the Treaty’s obligations. The accomplishments achieved to date pursuant to the NPT are a culmination of concerted international efforts towards this end.

 

Success in the implementation of the Treaty lies in the hands of its States Parties. Non-nuclear-weapon States committed not to develop nuclear weapons in exchange for the elimination of nuclear arsenals by the nuclear-weapon States. Progress on nuclear disarmament has lagged behind that on nuclear non-proliferation and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. It is urgently necessary to implement concrete, transparent, verifiable and irreversible nuclear disarmament measures in order to fulfill the obligations and commitments within the framework of the NPT. We must uphold and preserve the NPT’s credibility, viability and effectiveness, and the only way to protect the NPT is to implement it.

 

Though some progress on nuclear disarmament has been achieved over the last five decades, it is far from sufficient and the obligation of nuclear disarmament has still not been fulfilled. Current modernization and upgrading programmes put the progress achieved in danger of reversal. At the same time, we see a highly concerning erosion of the multilateral nuclear disarmament and arms-control architecture with existing agreements being terminated and others in danger. The contemporary global security environment and challenges warrant urgent progress.

 

At the 2000 NPT Review Conference, the nuclear-weapon States unequivocally undertook to accomplish the total elimination of their nuclear arsenals leading to nuclear disarmament and committed to accelerating progress in this regard. The 2010 Action Plan subsequently reaffirmed the decisions taken in 1995 and 2000, including the 13 practical steps, to advance the implementation of Article VI of the NPT. The nuclear-weapon States, bearing in mind their special responsibility, committed to accelerate progress on the steps leading to nuclear disarmament. We urge the nuclear-weapon States to implement their existing commitments and also to build further upon them in order to accelerate fulfillment of their obligations under the NPT.

 

The 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the NPT coincides with the 25th anniversary of its indefinite extension. It is important to recall that the indefinite extension of the NPT was part of a package of decisions including a decision to strengthen the Treaty’s Review Process, identify principles and objectives for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and a Resolution on the establishment of a zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. These decisions together with the Middle East Resolution are considered inseparable from the indefinite extension of the NPT, and must be honored by all States Parties.

 

It should also be stressed that the indefinite extension of the Treaty cannot in any way be interpreted as a justification for the indefinite retention of nuclear weapons.

 

The establishment of Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zones (NWFZs) in all regions of the world are positive steps and important interim measures towards strengthening global nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and realizing the objectives of the NPT, pending the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

 

On this momentous occasion, we solemnly reaffirm our past commitments agreed upon during previous NPT Review Conferences, which should be built upon at the next Review Conference. We call on other States Parties to do the same. As the history of the NPT was not devoid of challenges, so today it faces difficult challenges, again. However, our awareness of these various hurdles should not be a reason to falter in our stride; it should instead strengthen our resolve to work together to overcome them, through more open, inclusive and transparent multilateral dialogue, with civility and diplomacy, within the context of the NPT. International peace and security will only be achieved through cooperation and concrete progress towards the goal of the NPT, which is a world without nuclear weapons.

 

The upcoming Review Conference of the NPT, which was postponed due to the unfortunate circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, presents a timely opportunity for the States Parties to undertake a comprehensive review and assessment of the current status of the Treaty and the implementation of its three pillars as well as the previous obligations and commitments within its framework. The Review Conference has the responsibility to identify additional areas and means for further concrete progress to be made in the future. We look forward to work with other States Parties in this regard. There is no doubt that the implementation of disarmament commitments would have allowed more resources to be allocated for sustainable development as well as international cooperation and preparedness to deal with such public health and global emergencies.

 

It is now time that States Parties translate words into concrete actions backed by clear and agreed upon benchmarks and timelines. Only through such efforts can we look ahead towards a successful next 50 years of the NPT, improving on the important achievements of the last 50 years, which we presently commemorate.