Malaysian students who have been affected by the floods that have ravaged Queensland, Australia in recent days are safe and have been evacuated to relief centers.
The students were evacuated with the support of local authorities, other Malaysian students and Malaysian nationals with permanent residence (PR) status living in Queensland, according to a statement by the Higher Ministry of Education (MOHE).
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It further stated that the students’ evacuation and welfare needs were met in collaboration with other agencies, including the MARA Office in Australia, the New Zealand Education and Training Office, and the Malaysian High Commissioner's Office in Canberra.
Petronas, the Ministry of Higher Education, and the Malaysian Students' Council of Australia (MASCA) and Queensland MASCA are also engaged.
Aside from that, the Education Malaysia Australia (EMA) office is keeping an eye on the flood situation and has encouraged other flood-affected students to seek refuge in relief centers because power and water would soon be turned off.
The statement reads, "It is also to assist monitoring and coordination by the authorities as well as the Office of the Malaysian High Commissioner in Canberra."
Press Statement from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) on flood situation in Queensland. Education Malaysia...
Posted by Education Malaysia Australia (EMA) on Tuesday, March 1, 2022
MOHE is in constant contact with the EMA and the Office of the Malaysian High Commissioner in Canberra, according to the statement, to get the most up-to-date information on the current situation and actions to be taken.
Students and parents should contact the EMA Operations Room at 03-88706777/6949/6623/6628 or the MOHE Operations Room at +61 484 570 400 (Muhammad Afiq) or +61 420 201 781 (Kartini) with any questions.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat