KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 (NNN-Bernama) Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia would send aid to the Indonesian people who were affected by the earthquake in Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat, in the republic.
“We want to provide some aid to the Indonesian people who have become victims (of the quake),” he said to reporters at the Parliament Lobby.
Dr Mahathir also said that Malaysian Embassy officials in Indonesia were striving to ensure the safety of Malaysians who were in the quake-hit area.
An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck Lombok at 5.47 am Sunday.
A Malaysian hiker, Siti Nur Ismawida Ismail, 30, was killed in the earthquake after she was hit by part of a collapsing wall of a building.
Six other Malaysians were reportedly injured in the incident which has claimed 14 lives. NNN-BERNAMA
Source: NAM News Network