Cambodians advised to delay Indonesia travel
THE Cambodian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, has issued a warning to all citizens planning to t ravel to t he qua kea nd t su na mi-h it reg ion of Indonesia.
T he emba s s y u r ge d “a l l Cambodians with no urgency to visit the disaster-hit area in Centra l Sulawesi prov ince to suspend t hei r t ravel pla ns u nt i l t he t he wa r n i ng ha s been lif ted.”
Unt i l yesterday, at le a s t 1,200 people were reportedly killed in the Indonesian province of Central Sulawesi after a mega earthquake and tsunami str uck its capita l, Palu, and surrounding towns.
The number of casualties continues to rise.
I n f r a st r uc t u re ha s been severely damaged, leaving the province’s main airport in Palu remains closed.
A Cambodian embassy official in Indonesia, who declined to be named, declined to comment on the warning.
T he Ca mbodia n gover nment h a s a l s o pr ov ide d $200,000 in humanitarian aid as a gesture of solidarit y wit h t he government and people of Indonesia during their time of need.
T he Mi n i st r y of Foreig n A f f a i r s a nd I nt er nat iona l Cooperat ion spokesperson Ket Sopha n cou ld not be reached for comment as of press time.
Survivors walk on a damaged street outside Palu, Indonesia on Tuesday, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on Friday.