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Malaysian students at Jakarta stock exchange during floor collapse safe, to return home tomorrow

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by January 16, 2018 General

Malaysian students at Jakarta stock exchange during floor collapse safe, to return home tomorrow

This photo received from Amailia Putri Hasniawati via WhatsApp shows people running for cover at the entrance of the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta after an internal balcony collapsed on January 15, 2018. — AFP picThis photo received from Amailia Putri Hasniawati via WhatsApp shows people running for cover at the entrance of the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta after an internal balcony collapsed on January 15, 2018. — AFP picJAKARTA, Jan 16 — All Malaysian students who were at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) Building (Gedung Bursa Efek Indonesia) when the first floor of its Tower 2 collapsed yesterday, were safe and scheduled to return home tomorrow.

Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim expressed gratitude that all the Management Science University Malaysia (MSU) students who participated in the Asean CIMB Stock Challenge 2.0 Competition yesterday were safe and not injured.

“There are no injuries involving Malaysians or Malaysian students who were near the scene of the incident. I also sympathise with the injured victims and pray for their recovery,” he told Bernama here today.

In the incident at about 12 noon yesterday, 77 victims were reportedly injured after they fell or were hit by debris from the floor which collapsed onto the lobby of Tower 2 of the IDX building.

Meanwhile, MSU lecturer Nur Lalua Rashidah Mohd Rahsiad, who is also the head of student delegation to the programme, said that she and the most of the students were at the IDX Hall, located about 50 metres from the scene of the incident when it occured.

“There were also students in the area around IDX, as it was a rest and lunch period, but thank God they were all safe,” she said.            

Nur Lalua said she arrived in Jakarta on Sunday with two other MSU lecturers, 15 students and four students’ family members.          

 ”There are 22 people in our entourage (including four students’ family members), 15 students comprising 10 female students and five male students to participate in the Asean CIMB Stock Challenge 2.0 programme which is also participated by Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia and Thailand,” she said.

She said the delegation was scheduled to return to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow evening. — Bernama

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