500 SYR­IAN REFUGEES EX­PECTED

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

AN­OTHER 500 Syr­ian refugees are ex­pected to en­ter the coun­try by yearend, said For­eign Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Ani­fah Aman. Ani­fah said the en­try of the Syr­i­ans was part of a pledge made by Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Ab­dul Razak to re­ceive 3,000 refugees from the war-torn coun­try within three years. He said so far, a to­tal of 78 Syr­ian refugees have set­tled in Malaysia after they fled the civil war in their home coun­try. “We ex­pect that in the near time this year, we will re­ceive an­other 500 refugees from Syria,” he said dur­ing ques­tion time.

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