LANDSLIDE IN ENGA PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

LANDSLIDE IN ENGA PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the High Commission of Malaysia in Port Moresby, is closely monitoring a landslide incident at Mulitaka in Porgera-Paiela District, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. To date, no Malaysians have been reported to be involved or affected by the incident.

The High Commission of Malaysia in Port Moresby is actively coordinating efforts with local authorities to obtain further information regarding the incident.

Malaysia extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the victims and families affected by the landslide, as well as to the people and Government of Papua New Guinea.

Malaysians in the nearby areas are urged to stay vigilant and follow the latest updates and guidance provided by the local authorities. Malaysians requiring consular assistance can contact the High Commission of Malaysia at the details provided below:

HIGH COMMISSION OF MALAYSIA IN PORT MORESBY

Address : Lot 16, Section 531, Rosewood Executive Residence, Savannah Heights, P. O. Box 1400, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Phone number : +675-325 1506 / +675-325 2076 +675-7178 8414 (for emergencies)

E-mail : mwportmoresby@kln.gov.my

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

25 May 2024


MALAYSIA WELCOMES ADDITIONAL PROVISIONAL MEASURES BY THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

MALAYSIA WELCOMES ADDITIONAL PROVISIONAL MEASURES BY THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

 

Malaysia welcomes the additional provisional measures granted by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel).

On 24 May 2024, the ICJ ordered Israel to immediately take the following measures:

(i) Immediately halt its military offensive in the Rafah Governorate;

(ii) Keep the Rafah border crossing open to allow for unhindered access of humanitarian assistance;

(iii) Ensure the unimpeded access of any commission of inquiry, fact-finding mission or other investigative body mandated by competent organs of the United Nations to investigate allegations of genocide in the Gaza Strip; and

(iv) Submit a report to the Court on all measures taken to give effect to this Order within one month.

Malaysia strongly urges the international community to intensify pressure on Israel to comply with the additional measures, as failing to do so will only make a mockery of the sanctity of international law.

Malaysia remains committed to its unwavering support for the establishment of an independent and sovereign State of Palestine, based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, as well as the admission of Palestine as a full Member of the United Nations.

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

25 May 2024


WORKING VISIT OF PRIME MINISTER DATO’ SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM TO JAPAN 22-24 MAY 2024

WORKING VISIT OF PRIME MINISTER DATO’ SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM TO JAPAN 22-24 MAY 2024

 

Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim will undertake a Working Visit to Japan from 22 to 24 May 2024 to participate in the 29th International Conference on the Future of Asia (Nikkei Conference). The Prime Minister will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad bin Haji Hasan, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Senator Tengku Dato’ Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz and Minister of Human Resources Steven Sim Chee Keong.

The Nikkei Conference is an annual international gathering where political, economic and academic leaders from the Asia-Pacific region offer their opinions freely and frankly on regional issues and discuss the role of Asia in the world. At the invitation of Nikkei Inc., this year’s conference will be the Prime Minister’s first participation. He is also expected to deliver a keynote address on the theme “Asian Leadership in an Uncertain World”.

During the visit, the Prime Minister is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with his counterpart, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The meeting will provide an opportunity for both sides to take stock and discuss initiatives to further strengthen Malaysia-Japan relations and multifaceted collaboration, following the elevation of bilateral relations to “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership” in December 2023. High technology, energy transition and environmental cooperation, defence and security as well as collaboration in higher education, are among the items which both leaders are expected to discuss. They will also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to have a speaking engagement at Keio University.

Recognising Japan’s role as one of Malaysia’s main sources of foreign direct investment and the potential of further growth in the economic sphere, the Prime Minister will also have an interactive session with several captains of industry.

As of 2023, a total of 2,810 projects by Japanese companies have been implemented in Malaysia, with total investments worth RM102.11 billion (USD29.67 billion), creating 344,120 job opportunities. Japan has also been Malaysia’s fourth largest trading partner for nine consecutive years. In 2023, total trade between Malaysia and Japan was valued at RM156.64 billion (USD34.39 billion).

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

21 May 2024


EMERGENCY LANDING OF SINGAPORE AIRLINES FLIGHT SQ321

EMERGENCY LANDING OF SINGAPORE AIRLINES FLIGHT SQ321 

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok, confirms that nine (9) Malaysians, including a crew member, who were on board Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 from London to Singapore that made an emergency landing at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand, on 21 May 2024, are receiving treatment for injuries sustained.

A total of 16 Malaysians were on board the flight.

The Embassy has been coordinating with local authorities and hospitals, with consular officers visiting Malaysians who were admitted to several hospitals in Bangkok to provide consular assistance.

Currently, six (6) Malaysians are being treated at Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital and three (3) at Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital. According to both hospitals, all of them suffered physical and internal injuries, with one person in critical but stable condition. They are under surveillance and awaiting medical results.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs extends its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to all those injured in this unfortunate incident.

Malaysians requiring consular assistance may contact the Embassy of Malaysia in Bangkok at the details provided below:

EMBASSY OF MALAYSIA IN BANGKOK

Address: Kronos Sathorn Tower Level 17, 46 North Sathorn Road, Silom Bang Rak, Bangkok

Phone number: +66-2340-5731/5732 (working hours) +66-87-028-4659 (after working hours)

E-mail mwbangkok@kln.gov.my

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

22 May 2024


LAWATAN RASMI YAB TIMBALAN PERDANA MENTERI DAN MENTERI KEMAJUAN DESA DAN WILAYAH KE REPUBLIK RAKYAT CHINA 22 MEI - 1 JUN 2024

 

LAWATAN RASMI YAB TIMBALAN PERDANA MENTERI DAN MENTERI KEMAJUAN DESA

DAN WILAYAH KE REPUBLIK RAKYAT CHINA

22 MEI - 1 JUN 2024

 

YAB Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Menteri Kemajuan Desa dan Wilayah, akan mengadakan Lawatan Rasmi ke Republik Rakyat China (RRC) dari 22 Mei hingga 1 Jun 2024 di atas jemputan TYT Ding Xuexiang, Timbalan Perdana Menteri RRC. Ini merupakan Lawatan Rasmi pertama beliau ke China sejak menyandang jawatan sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri pada Disember 2022.

YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri akan diiringi oleh YB Datuk Mohamad bin Alamin, Timbalan Menteri Luar Negeri.

Semasa lawatan, YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri dijadualkan untuk melakukan kunjungan hormat ke atas TYT Perdana Menteri Li Qiang. Untuk mengukuhkan lagi hubungan dua hala, YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri dijangka meneroka peluang kerjasama di antara Malaysia dan China, terutamanya dalam bidang pendidikan dengan tumpuan kepada Latihan Teknikal dan Vokasional (TVET), pembangunan industri halal serta hubungan sesama rakyat. Selain itu, kedua-dua pihak juga akan bertukar pandangan mengenai isu-isu serantau dan antarabangsa yang melibatkan kepentingan bersama.

Semasa di Beijing, YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri juga akan mengadakan perbincangan dengan TYT Ding Xuexiang, Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan TYT Wang Xiaohong, Penasihat Negara dan Menteri Keselamatan Awam.

Sempena dengan ulang tahun ke-50 hubungan diplomatik Malaysia-RRC, YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri akan menghoskan satu Majlis Resepsi Gala dan menghadiri Majlis Makan Tengahari Sambutan Ulang Tahun ke-50 Penubuhan Hubungan Diplomatik Malaysia-China anjuran bersama Persatuan Persahabatan Rakyat China dengan Negara Asing (CPAFFC) dan Kedutaan Besar Malaysia di Beijing, China.

YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri juga akan menghadiri Majlis Pemeteraian Memorandum Persefahaman (MoU) antara syarikat-syarikat Malaysia dan RRC; dalam bidang teknologi tinggi dan pendidikan. Sebagai salah satu inisiatif kerajaan Malaysia MADANI, YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri juga akan bertemu dengan komuniti Malaysia di China.

Di Hong Kong, YAB Timbalan Perdana Menteri akan bertemu dengan TYT John Lee Ka-chiu, Ketua Eksekutif Wilayah Pentadbiran Khas Hong Kong (HKSAR). 

Lawatan rasmi ini adalah sebahagian daripada pertukaran lawatan peringkat tinggi yang dirancang untuk tahun ini bagi menyambut ulang tahun ke-50 hubungan diplomatik di antara Malaysia dan RRC. Tun Abdul Razak bin Hussein, Perdana Menteri Malaysia yang kedua, melakar sejarah dengan menjadi pemimpin ASEAN pertama yang menjalinkan hubungan diplomatik rasmi dengan China dengan menandatangani Penyataan Bersama (Joint Communiqué) dengan Perdana Menteri Chou En-lai pada 31 Mei 1974. Langkah penuh bermakna ini menjadi asas bagi perkongsian yang kukuh, yang kemudian dinaik taraf kepada Perkongsian Strategik Komprehensif (CSP) pada tahun 2013, yang telah memberi manfaat kepada kedua-dua negara.

Selama lima belas tahun berturut-turut sejak 2009, China merupakan rakan perdagangan Malaysia yang terbesar. Pada tahun 2023, jumlah perdagangan dengan China bernilai RM450.84 bilion (USD98.80 bilion), menyumbang 17.1% peratus daripada perdagangan global Malaysia. Pada tahun 2023, sejumlah 64 projek pembuatan telah diluluskan dengan jumlah pelaburan sebanyak RM12 bilion (USD2.6 billion). China menduduki tempat kelima pelabur terbesar dan projek-projek ini dijangka mewujudkan 9,305 peluang pekerjaan.

 

PUTRAJAYA

21 Mei 2024