Sabah quake: Malaysia's Parliament observes one minute's silence for victims

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The Malaysian Parliament on Monday observed a minute's silence for the victims of last Friday's earthquake in Sabah.

Deputy Speaker Ismail Mohamed Said extended condolences to the families of the victims who had lost their lives and called on the people of Sabah to be patient and resilient at this difficult time.

"The Dewan Rakyat extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims, and prays that the ongoing search and rescue efforts will receive the grace of God," he said.

The 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ranau has claimed 18 lives, and resulted in several aftershocks since.