No Malaysians re­ported hurt in north­ern Philip­pines

The Star Malaysia - - Nation -

PUTRAJAYA: No Malaysians were re­ported hurt in the wake of Typhoon Mangkhut which made land­fall in sev­eral ar­eas in the Philip­pines on Satur­day, Wisma Pu­tra said.

In a state­ment re­leased yes­ter­day, it said the sit­u­a­tion in the af­fected ar­eas re­mained frag­ile, and all Malaysians were ad­vised to de­fer non-es­sen­tial travel.

“The ar­eas most af­fected by the typhoon are in the north­ern part of Lu­zon, Philip­pines. Malaysians who are vis­it­ing or live in the af­fected ar­eas are ad­vised to be cau­tious and fol­low in­struc­tions from lo­cal au­thor­i­ties,” it added.

The state­ment also said the Malaysian Embassy in Manila to­gether with the Con­sulate-Gen­eral in Davao, Min­danao, are closely mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion.

Malaysians in the af­fected ar­eas who re­quire con­sular as­sis­tance should con­tact ei­ther the Malaysian Embassy in Manila or the Con­sulateGen­eral in Davao.

The Malaysia Embassy in Manila is at 107, Torde­sil­las Street, Salcedo Vil­lage, Makati City, 1227 Philip­pines.

Those who wish to call the embassy can reach them at +63 2 662 8200 and for af­ter-work­ing hours the tele­phone num­ber is +63 917 864 0761. The embassy also can be reached by e-mail mw­manila@kln.gov.my.

The Con­sulate-Gen­eral in Davao is at 2nd Floor, Us­man Build­ing, Diho Sub­di­vi­sion Road, Buhangin, Davao City 8000 Philip­pines. The phone num­ber for the Con­sulateGen­eral of­fice is +63 82 221 4050 and +63 936 9684001 while the email ad­dress is mw­davao@kln.gov.my.

Mean­while, a programme for a group of nine vis­it­ing Malaysian jour­nal­ists on an eight-day visit was can­celled due to the typhoon which hit the port city in Guang­dong prov­ince yes­ter­day evening.

The del­e­ga­tion was sched­uled to visit the Shekou Free Trade Area and Shen­zhen Re­search In­sti­tute of Big Data yes­ter­day, but the visit was can­celled for safety rea­sons.

This fol­lowed the pre­cau­tion is­sued by the Shen­zhen mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment, re­quir­ing all com­pa­nies and schools to stop op­er­a­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to a news por­tal, a red typhoon alert had been is­sued in Shen­zhen, Dong­guan, Zhuhai, Zhong­shan and Jiang­men, while an orange warn­ing had been is­sued in Huizhou, Foshan and Guangzhou.

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