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08 Feb 2017 description

The Bangladeshi Government’s decision to not allow the Food Flotilla Mission to dock at Teknaf was mainly due to the condition of the port, and not to bar the flotilla from going to Teknaf as reported in the media. The Port of Teknaf is shallow, with a depth of only three metres, while the vessel needs a depth of at least eight metres to be able to sail unencumbered into the port.

07 Feb 2017 description

The Malaysian Government welcomes the decision of the Bangladeshi Government on 3 February 2017 to grant the Food Flotilla mission to access the Port of Teknaf and provide humanitarian aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi Government had also agreed to issue Visa On Arrival to the volunteers and crew of the vessel.

However, on 6 February 2017, the Bangladeshi side has since informed Malaysia that Port of Teknaf is incapable to accommodate a big vessel like Nautical Aliya.

06 Feb 2017 description

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can now confirm that the Government of Bangladesh has agreed to allow the "Humanitarian Mission - Food Flotilla for Myanmar" to dock at Teknaf port in Bangladesh. The approval was received tonight, following this afternoon's meeting between Foreign Minister YB Dato Sri Anifah Aman and the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Malaysia, His Excellency Md Shahidul Islam.

04 Feb 2017 description

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, YB Dato’ Sri Anifah Hj. Aman, met with the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Malaysia, His Excellency Md. Shahidul Islam, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 3 February 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to seek clarification from the Bangladeshi government on its decision not to allow the “Humanitarian Mission – Food Flotilla for Myanmar” to provide humanitarian aid to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

19 Dec 2016 description

YANGON, MYANMAR
19 DECEMBER 2016

Thank you Mr. Chairman,

1. I take note of the briefing by Her Excellency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi [Dor-aong-san-su-chi] on the latest development on the situation in the Northern Rakhine State. As a close neighbour and partner of Myanmar, we follow closely the developments in that area, particularly on the plight of the ethnic Rohingya. It is timely that we are given the opportunity to meet and discuss this important issue.

25 Nov 2016 description

The Cabinet of Malaysia discussed today the current situation in the northern Rakhine State of Myanmar and has decided to issue the following statement:

Malaysia condemns the escalation of violence in the northern Rakhine State over the past months resulting in the loss of innocent lives and displacement of people.

Malaysia calls on all parties involved in the recent violence to refrain from taking any actions which would aggravate the situation further.

15 Feb 2016 description

MALAYSIA PROVIDES HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO 1000 SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN AND WOMEN IN SHEBAA VILLAGE, CLOSE TO THE SYRIAN BORDER IN SOUTHEAST LEBANON

Malaysia provided humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Shebaa village, located some 150 km from Beirut deep in mountainous region of southeast Lebanon. The village is close to the Syrian border and Israeli occupied Shebaa farms. According to Mr. Mohammad al-Saadi, the Head of Social Development Centre in Shebaa, Malaysia is the first country that had distributed humanitarian assistance to the refugees in that village.

21 May 2015 description

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand met in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 to discuss the issue of irregular movement of people into Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. This is with a view to finding a solution to the crisis of influx of irregular migrants and its serious impact on the national security of the affected countries.

They agreed to resolve this issue in keeping with the spirit of unity and solidarity of ASEAN as well as the aspiration to have a people-oriented and people-centered ASEAN.

15 May 2015 description

The Government of Malaysia is concerned with the recent influx of illegal immigrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh into Malaysia. Malaysia remains committed to working closely with the affected countries and members of the international community in resolving the issue of illegal immigrants and human trafficking in the region. Malaysia will also hold a meeting with relevant countries including Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

15 Sep 2014 description

In response to the rapid outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in several African countries, the Government of Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian private sector will contribute medical rubber gloves to the affected countries. Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia is scheduled to hand over the consignment of 20.9 million medical rubber gloves in 11 containers at a ceremony on Monday, 15 September 2014, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya.

16 Jun 2014 description

Endowed by Malaysia, KL institute will help meet pressing need for integrative thinking about health of people and planetary systems

Focus includes human health and climate change, urbanization, biodiversity loss

Builds on solid developing world health research capability, results

Study in Uganda shows under-18s most vulnerable to cholera, typhoid, acute diarrhea, other water-related health risks rising with climate change

04 Nov 2010 description

By Sharanpal Singh Randhawa, Nadia Badarudin and Sharifah Mahsinah

ALOR STAR: The floods in Kedah claimed the lives of two young sisters yesterday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the state to four since Monday.

The situation in Perlis is still precarious with two-thirds of the state inundated by floodwaters, while in Kelantan it is easing up.

14 Dec 2009 description

Heavy Rain Advisory (Yellow Stage) which was issued at 3.00pm, 12 Disember 2009 still valid. Intermittent occasionally heavy rain is expected to occur from time to time over Kelantan (Tumpat, Kota Bharu, Bachok and Pasir Puteh Districts), Terengganu (Besut, Setiu, Kuala Terengganu, Marang, Dungun and Kemaman Districts) and Pahang (Kuantan and Pekan Districts) from Wednesday night, 16 December 2009 until Saturday night, 19 December 2009.

This condition may cause floods in low-lying areas near the river banks.

01 Dec 2009 description

(i) HEAVY RAIN WARNING (ORANGE STAGE)

Heavy Rain Advisory (Yellow Stage) issued at 1.00 pm 26 November 2009 is upgraded to Heavy Rain Warning (Orange Stage) with intermittent rain occasionally heavy occurring over Terengganu (Marang and Dungun Districts) expected until Wednesday 2 December 2009.

This condition may cause floods in low-lying areas near the river banks.

(ii) HEAVY RAIN ADVISORY (YELLOW STAGE)

Heavy Rain Advisory (Yellow Stage) was updated at 1.00 pm, 01 December 2009.

25 Nov 2009 description

(i) TERMINATION OF HEAVY RAIN WARNING (RED STAGE)

Heavy Rain Warning (Red Stage) which was updated at 9.00 am on Tuesday 24 November 2009 for Kelantan and Terengganu is terminated on Wednesday, 25 November 2009 as the weather condition is improved.

25 Nov 2009 description

Tropical Depression and Heavy Rain (Red Stage) updated at 2.00 am 25 November 2009 is downgraded to Yellow Stage at 11.00 am 25 November 2009. Tropical depression located at 6.5 North, 107.2 East, 470 km northeast from coastal of Terengganu, with maximum wind speed up to 45 kmph.

This tropical depression is expected to move north-northeast direction slowly and it is expected to cause heavy rain, rough seas and high waves up to 4.5 metres over the waters of Kelantan and Terengganu until 28 November 2009.

24 Nov 2009 description

Heavy Rainfall and Tropical Depression Warning (Red Category) updated at 9.00 am, 24 November 2009 where tropical depression located at 5.5 North, 106.8 East, approximately 400km east of Kuala Terengganu, with maximum wind speed up to 45 kmph. This tropical depression is expected to move northwards at 16 kmph.

With this tropical depression, heavy rain from time to time and strong winds gusting up to 65 kmph are expected over waters of Kelantan and Terengganu until 28 November 2009.

23 Nov 2009 description

HEAVY RAIN WARNING (RED STAGE)

Red Stage Warning updated at 1.30 pm on 23 November 2009 with intermittent occasionally heavy rain occurring from time to time over Kelantan and Terengganu is expected to continue until Saturday, 28 November 2009.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING (ORANGE STAGE)

Orange Stage Warning updated at 1.30 pm on 23 November 2009 with intermittent occasionally heavy rain occurring from time to time over Pahang (Pekan and Kuantan Districts) is expected to continue until Saturday, 28 November 2009.

HEAVY RAIN ADVISORY (YELLOW STAGE)

Heavy Rain Advisory (Yellow Stage) …

13 Oct 2009 description

PADANG, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- "Please convey this message to our relatives in Malaysia...we are in desperate need of more humanitarian aid to survive in Padang. "Continue with the supply of nutritious food and medication as we cannot just survive on instant noodles."

This impassioned plea comes from settler Norhayati Jalin, one of many quake victims of West Sumatra who is moaning her fate.

07 Oct 2009 description

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 7 (Bernama) -- The mission to provide humanitarian aid to the victims of the earthquake in Padang, Indonesia, will continue although some people in that country still have a negative perception of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said on Wednesday. The deputy prime minister said the humanitarian aspect must be viewed separately and the current conflict should not be allowed to affect any good deeds by Malaysia for those in need. "As announced by the prime minister, we will not send (aid) if there is no green light, permission from the Indonesian authorities.