Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs closely monitoring status of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Spokesman
Published on Mar 9, 2014 9:47 AM
Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is closely monitoring the status of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and has been in touch with the airlines, a spokesman said.
In response to media queries on the plane that went missing on Saturday, the spokesman said:
"MFA is closely monitoring the status of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on 8 March 2014. MFA has been in touch with Malaysia Airlines, and confirmed that there were no Singaporeans onboard the flight.
"Singapore's thoughts and prayers are with the passengers and crew of the missing aircraft, and their families. The Singapore Rescue Coordination Centre was activated and an aircraft was sent to help in the search and locate efforts."
The spokesman added that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam have respectively called their Malaysian counterparts Najib Razak and Anifah Aman to express their sympathies over the missing aircraft, and offer any further assistance.
Mr Shanmugam has also conveyed to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi his concern for the many Chinese passengers onboard the missing aircraft, the spokesman said.
Singaporeans who require consular assistance should contact the MFA Duty Office (24-hours) or the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur at:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office
Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855 (24 hours)
Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur
Level 15, West Wing
The Icon, No. 1, Jalan 1/68F
Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6(03) 2161 - 6277
Fax: +6(03) 2161 - 6343