5 September, 2009

Condolences to Victims of Indonesian Earthquake


I was saddened to learn of the casualties and destruction caused by the earthquake that struck Java this week.

On behalf of Malaysia, I would like to express my sympathy and sincere condolences to the bereaved families of victims, the wounded, the many left without homes and indeed the people and government of Indonesia.

Our prayers are also with Indonesian relatives supporting their loved ones from Malaysia during this time of grief.

The efforts of Indonesia’s leadership, rescue workers and villagers themselves, some of whom are using their bare hands to search for surviving friends and neighbours, are nothing short of amazing, and it is my strongest belief that these hours of difficulty will soon be overcome.