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Newsline: Foreign Ministry seeks safety of Malaysians in Egypt

The Foreign Ministry is taking steps to ensure the safety of Malaysians in Egypt amid reports of widespread revolt in the Egyptian capital of Cairo and several cities. In a statement, Wisma Putra said it was monitoring the situation and in constant contact with Malaysian agencies there. The Malaysian Embassy and relevant agencies had contacted Malaysians studying or working in the country, including those working for Petronas, advising them to take precautions and avoid going to high risk areas, it said. “No Malaysians are involved and they are reported safe,” the statement added. Protests have broken out in Egypt over poverty, unemployment and corruption. The unrest is reported to be escalating in major Egyptian cities such as Cairo, Dumyat, Suez, Tanta, Alexandria and Mansura.




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