Sabah quake: Malaysia doing its best to save lives, says Najib

Sabah quake: Malaysia doing its best to save lives, says Najib

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia is doing all it can to save the lives of those caught in the Sabah earthquake, Prime Minister Najib Razak has said.

The 6.0-magnitude quake had shocked the nation and many Malaysians were saddened by the news of the deaths, Datuk Seri Najib said yesterday as he delivered a speech before the King, Tuanku Abdul Halim, in conjunction with the latter's official birthday celebration at the Istana Negara.

"The people are now shocked and saddened by the earthquake that occurred in Ranau, Sabah. All efforts are being taken to rescue the victims of the tragedy," Bernama news agency reported Mr Najib as saying.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday ordered the National Security Council to introduce an early warning system for earthquakes, including for schools.

This article was first published on June 7, 2015.
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