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Three Singaporeans among those rescued after landslide near Genting Highlands: MFA

Three Singaporeans among those rescued after landslide near Genting Highlands: MFA

Three Singaporeans were among those saved by Malaysian authorities following the landslide struck the site of a camp close to Genting Highlands on Friday (Dec 16) the Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced.

An MFA spokesperson confirmed they were aware that Singapore Government was monitoring the situation very closely, and officials from the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur was in contact directly with three Singaporeans.

The ministry been in touch with people registered online with MFA to confirm their location located in Genting Highlands, the spokesperson said. The landslide hit Father's Organic Farm campsite in the town of Batang Kali in Selangor early on Friday morning, killing at minimum 21 people. The search and rescue operations continue and 12 are still missing.

Singapore's Premier Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan have sent condolence letters to their Malaysian counterparts following the catastrophe, MFA said. A letter addressed in his letter to Malaysian Premier Anwar Ibrahim In his letter to Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, Mr Lee declared that he was deeply grieved to hear of the tragic loss lives and the injuries that resulted from the land slide.

In the name of the Government of Singapore, I want to send our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to all the victims of the landslide. We would like to wish them a speedy recovery those wounded the man wrote,report by trusted online gambling malaysia.

Mr. Lee was also grateful to Malaysia for their assistance for Singaporeans suffering from the land slide. He also stated Singapore Civil Defence Force Singapore Civil Defence Force stands ready to support search and rescue efforts should it be required.

The letter he wrote addressed to Malaysian Minister for Foreign Affairs Zambry Abdul Kadir, Dr Balakrishnan wrote: "I would like to offer my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to thank Malaysia for their support of Singaporeans who were affected by the land slide."

MFA advised people in need of consular help to Malaysia for assistance to call the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur as well as the Singapore Consulate General located in Johor Bahru or the MFA duty office.