HM sends message of sympathy to Xi, Najib

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

HIS Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday sent a message of sympathy to the President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping and the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Honourable Dato Laila Utama Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Hj Abdul Razak following the recent loss of an aircraft involving Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

In his message, the monarch was deeply saddened to learn of the incident involving the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing that had nationals of the People’s Republic of China on board. His Majesty hoped that the Malaysian Prime Minister and the people of Malaysia, especially the families affected would be able to be patient and steadfast.

His Majesty, in the message, stated that the government and the people of Brunei Darussalam join in convening their deepest sympathies as well as their thoughts and prayers to Allah SWT for the people and government of both the People’s Republic of China and Malaysia in hopes that all efforts to locate the aircraft and its missing passengers would be successful.

Meanwhile, the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) under the Ministry of Communications yesterday said all assistance will be provided for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777.

According to a statement issued by the ministry, the DCA will be following the current updates and communicate with the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation (MDCA) regarding the MH370 flight.

No Bruneians were aboard the aircraft.

“At the same time, the DCA will be making arrangements in the form of manpower and technical assistance to provide whatever services required by the Malaysian Government and the MDCA regarding the MH370 incident,” said the statement.

The ministry in its statement also reminded members of the public to not make any speculation regarding the missing aircraft and to refrain from spreading unverified information received through social media. -Nabilah Haris

The Brunei Times