02 Feb '11, 3am

@AsiaTodayNews Malaysia to evacuate 11,000 students from Egypt: KUALA LUMPUR (Malaysia) - MALAYSIA... - #Asia #News

@AsiaTodayNews Malaysia to evacuate 11,000 students from Egypt: KUALA LUMPUR (Malaysia) - MALAYSIA... - #Asia #News

People gather in Cairo's International airport while waiting to check-in for their flights on Jan 31, 2011. -- PHOTO: AFP KUALA LUMPUR (Malaysia) - MALAYSIA says it will send a ship and planes to evacuate more than 11,000 students from Cairo amid the protests rocking Egypt. Prime Minister Najib Razak says a cargo ship currently used by the navy to protect Malaysian vessels from Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden will arrive at a port south of Cairo this weekend to take about 500 students. Mr Najib said the other students will be flown out on planes belonging to the South-east Asian country's air force, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. He said in a statement issued through the Bernama national news agency on Tuesday that some of the students will be taken to Saudi Arabia and other neighbouring countries. Connecting flights will bring them back to Malaysia. -- AP

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