04 Feb '11, 11am

MUIS urges all Singaporean students in Egypt to return home

SINGAPORE : The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) has urged all Singaporean students studying in Egypt to return home. In a statement on Friday, it said that with the latest group of 102 students who arrived in Singapore on Friday morning, a total of 190 students has safely returned. Their flight back was facilitated by MUIS, the Singapore Embassy in Cairo, the Singaporean Students Welfare Assembly in Egypt (PERKEMAS) and Singapore Airlines. Another five more students are expected to arrive in Singapore on Sunday. MUIS said with this, almost all Singaporean students in Egypt would have safely returned. It has also strongly advised eight remaining students to leave Cairo. For those who choose to remain in Cairo, MUIS said they should exercise extreme caution, monitor the local news and stay away from troubled areas. Authorities will continue to keep in close con...

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