Saifuddin in Istanbul for emergency OIC meeting on Christchurch attacks



Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah is to attend an emergency meeting on the Christchurch terror attacks called by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Saifuddin will deliver Malaysia’s statement at the open-ended emergency meeting of the OIC executive committee in Istanbul today, said Wisma Putra, adding that the meeting was being held at the foreign minister level.

"Malaysia’s participation at the meeting is a testament to the importance it places on the role of the OIC in addressing the plight of the Muslim community as well as to express Malaysia’s support and solidarity with the victims of the attack in Christchurch and their families and the people of New Zealand,” it said.

The meeting is to issue a final communique at the end of the session.

The terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15 left 50 people dead and scores of others injured.

Malaysian Muhammad Haziq Mohd Tarmizi, 17, was among those killed in the attack. His father, Mohd Tarmizi Shuib, 42, and two other Malaysians, Muhammad Nazril Hisham Omar and Rahimi Ahmad, were injured in the massacre. 

 - Bernama

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