KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysians in Qatar have no problems to return to the country to celebrate Aidilfitri, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.
However, he advised those who have bought their flight tickets to come home to check the flight schedule and comply with the regulations set by the airline company there.
“I advise Malaysians in Qatar to check their flight schedule because I am made to understand that there are obligations imposed on Qatar Airways that there are certain air space which it has no permission to pass through.
“As such, there is a possibility those who have booked their tickets may have their flight rescheduled,” he told reporters when met after celebrating the birth of eight babies in conjunction with Nuzul Quran at Kuala Lumpur Hospital today.
The programme was organised by the Malaysian Women Unity Association (PERWIM) .
Reezal Merican said there were about 5,000 Malaysian nationals currently in Qatar and that there were safe and in constant contact with the Malaysian Embassy in Doha to obtain the latest development.
He said Wisma Putra was also monitoring the geopolitical development , as well as safety of Malaysians , in Qatar following the crisis in the Gulf region.
“At the moment, there is nothing to fear because the crisis has not caused Qatar to be a zone of conflict or war.
“The situation there is under control and we are always in contact with the Malaysian citizens there to ensure their safety,” he added. – BERNAMA