SEPANG, July 25 (Bernama) -- The first batch of seven Malaysian students who
were brought back from Syria following the internal strife there, arrived at the
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here at 4.25pm today.
They were brought back using Emirates Airline and were received by Deputy
Foreign Minister Datuk Richard Riot.
"There will be another three flights tomorrow and by night (tomorrow), there
will be no more Malaysian students in Syria except for those who have opted not
to return and five embassy staff and seven Malaysiand working as expatriates in
the country," he told reporters at KLIA.
He said the Malaysian embassy would continue to persuade eight other
Malaysian students who have chosen to remain in Syria to return home because no
one could guarantee their safety in the current situation in that country.
"Most importantly, all Malaysian nationals (in Syria) are out of harms way,"
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