KUALA LUMPUR – Hundreds of Malaysians who travelled to Tamil Nadu were stranded at the Thiruchirapalli International Airport for several days.
A video was shared by the Supreme Council Member of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Dr. Rais Hussin through his Twitter handle.
He urged the government, especially the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein to seek for ways to bring them home.
Among the stranded tourists, according to him, included pregnant women.
Based on the video, all tourists had to assemble at the entrance of the airport without a temporary place to stay.
They shared their problems with a police officer on duty at the airport.
According to the group, their flight on 13 and 14 March were cancelled and they had already checked out from their hotels. They do not have money to return to Malaysia, thus, they had no choice but to stay there like homeless.
One of the Malaysian youth urged the police officer to help them through the authorities of Tamil Nadu to send them back to Malaysia.
As the Movement Control Order has been enforced in Malaysia since 12.00am today and will continue until 31 March, the stranded tourists may not be able to enter the country.
In that recording, the police was also heard saying that he will seek solution for those tourists.
However, another Indian youth from Malaysia requested for a temporary shelter while they are figuring how to solve the problem as none of them have money with them.
He said, they have been in the airport for more than 12 hours and they still kept their original cancelled flight ticket with them.
They also alleged that none of the hotels in Tamil Nadu allow that stranded group to stay with them, thus, causing them to lose direction. Besides that, they have no relatives or friends there to help them return to Malaysia. -MalaysiaGazette