Malaysian Students Safe in the Middle East During the Iran-Israel Conflict – Zambry

Malaysian Students Safe in the Middle East During the Iran-Israel Conflict – Zambry

KUALA LUMPUR: In light of the turmoil caused by the dispute between Iran and Israel, the Ministry of Higher Education (KPT) affirms that Malaysian students studying in the Middle East are safe. According to its Minister, Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir, the government has moved quickly to guarantee that the impacted pupils are kept under observation.

According to records, he clarified that as of now, a total of 1,872 Malaysian students are in Jordan, Syria (37), Iran (8), while there are no Malaysian students in Lebanon and Iraq.

“They are pursuing various courses including Arabic language, Islamic Studies, Health Sciences, and Islamic Banking. This involves various universities there, and we constantly monitor their situation. As of today, we have no information indicating that they require assistance.

“However, we continuously monitor through the Malaysian Embassy and we need to do this to ensure that the situation of our citizens (Malaysians), wherever they are during crises like this, immediate measures and precautions should be taken,” he said in a video recording on Tuesday.

Further commenting, Zambry said Malaysian students can contact the Education Malaysia (EM) office in Jordan for further information and to update them on their whereabouts.

“So I once again urge our students there to always inform EM Malaysia through the Malaysian Embassy office in Jordan in particular,” he added.

At the same time, Zambry said the ministry will continue to provide the latest updates to the parents of students and can also contact the EM office or KPT.

Iran’s attack on Israel is in response to the attack on the Iranian consulate building in Damascus, Syria, on April 1, which resulted in the deaths of seven Revolutionary Guards including two generals.


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