MFA in touch with families of Singaporeans who collapsed at KL music festival

Riot police on standby at the entrance on Future Music Festival Asia at Bukit Jalil National Stadium when it was announced that the third day of the festival was cancelled.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is rendering consular assistance
Riot police on standby at the entrance on Future Music Festival Asia at Bukit Jalil National Stadium when it was announced that the third day of the festival was cancelled.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is rendering consular assistance to the families of  Singaporeans who reportedly collapsed at a Kuala Lumpur music festival on Friday, March 14, 2014. -- PHOTO: SYAFIQ HUSSAIN

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is rendering consular assistance to the families of Singaporeans who reportedly collapsed at a Kuala Lumpur music festival on Friday night.

MFA said in a statement on Sunday: "MFA is aware of the case and is in touch with the next-of-kin to render consular assistance."

Malaysian media reports said that six Malaysians, who attended the Future Music Festival Asia concert, died from drug overdoses. Another nine concert-goers are said to be in critical condition and of these, Malaysian authorities told The Sunday Times on Saturday, that six are Singaporeans. They were taken to Universiti Malaya Medical Centre.

Two of the Singaporeans were reported to be in a critical condition. Kuala Lumpur police chief Mohmad Salleh said that they were believed to have overdosed on methamphetamine, which is also known "ice".

On Saturday, the festival's organisers cancelled the final night of the three-day festival.

In a Facebook post, they said that the cancellation was in the interest of public safety and in the light of ongoing investigations.

The festival, which was held at the Bukit Jalil Stadium, had been touted as one of South-east Asia's biggest electronic dance music events.

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