Wednesday, June 07, 2006

More Malaysian Doctors Leave For Yogyakarta

KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 (Bernama) -- Peace Malaysia Wednesday sent another medical team to Yogyakarta in aid of the quake victims.
In a statement issued here, Peace Malaysia coordinator Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said the six-member team, including two specialists, left for Yogyakarta at 11am today under the coordination of the National Security Division (BKN), Prime Minister's Department.
"The medical team is bringing along medicines for treating trauma cases and surgical equipment worth RM30,000. It will also be helping to distribute RM600,000 worth of donations from BAKTI which include food, fresh water, blanket and other basic necessities to the victims there."
He said the team would be stationed at Klinik Nur Hidayah in Bantul, besides assisting the Malaysian field hospital and helping them in their mobile clinic operations.
"The Indonesian government recently circulated a directive to all foreign non-governmental organisation (NGO)s in Yogyakarta that they should not send any more personnel for relief work for security and administrative reasons.
"As a result, all relief work by Peace Malaysia forthwith is subject to instructions from BKN," added Mukhriz.

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