20 Dec '11, 8am
21 Singaporeans stranded at Johor National Park rescued: MFA
Sungai Bantang in Endau Rompin National Park, Johor. -- PHOTO: FOOTWORKS MEDIA PTE LTD A group of 21 Singaporeans, who were stranded at Endau Rompin National Park in Johor after flood waters cut off access to their location, have been rescued by the Malaysian authorities via helicopter at around 12pm, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) confirmed on Tuesday. The rescued parties are reported to be in good health and are currently on their way back to Singapore. Officers from the Singapore Consulate in Johor Bahru, who worked closely with the Malaysian authorities, were on site in Mersing to oversee to the well-being and safe return of the affected Singaporeans, MFA said in a statement released on Tuesday. The Singapore Consulate-General has also conveyed its appreciation to the Malaysian authorities for their efforts in assisting the Singaporeans affected by the incident.