A cheque presentation ceremony was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Putrajaya on 30 August 2018. The contribution was from the Government of Malaysia to the victims of the massive flash floods caused by the collapse of the Xe Pien-Xe Namnoi Dam in Attepeu Province, Lao PDR which resulted in 39 death and more than 7,000 people have been displaced or made homeless. It also caused vast destruction on properties and affected livelihood of the people in the vicinity.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah presented a cheque amounting to USD100,000.00 to Ambassador of Lao PDR to Malaysia, HE Houmdaphone SOUKHASEUM as a mark of solidarity from the people of Malaysia to the people of Lao PDR.
In his remarks, YB Foreign Minister expressed Malaysia’s deepest condolences to the Government and people of Lao PDR, especially to the victims and bereaved families. He also emphasised Malaysia’s continuous support for Lao PDR and expressed hope that the contribution will assist Lao PDR to facilitate its relief efforts and more importantly to restore damaged basic necessities in a speedily manner.