02 Feb '11, 2pm

81 Singaporean students return from Cairo: SINGAPORE : Eighty-one Singaporean students from Cairo arrived at Cha...

81 Singaporean students return from Cairo: SINGAPORE : Eighty-one Singaporean students from Cairo arrived at Cha...

SINGAPORE : Eighty-one Singaporean students from Cairo arrived at Changi Airport on Wednesday. Most of them were doing Islamic studies at the Al Azhar University in Cairo. The first batch of 59 students touched down at 7.15am, followed by a second batch of 22 students at 11am. They had flown out of Cairo via Dubai to Singapore. The students were helped by MUIS and PERKEMAS, a student welfare body in Cairo. They also had help from the Singapore embassy in Cairo. There were about 190 Singaporeans studying in Cairo. A third batch of students, who are leaving Cairo on Thursday, are expected to arrive on Friday. The MUIS hotline, which was set up on Monday, will continue to be opened for parents to receive advice on their child's situation in Cairo. Siti Nurhakimah Mustafa, an Al Azhar undergraduate, said: "I feel relieved that I reached Singapore safely. And I am happy to see ...

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