PM Lee expresses solidarity with Malaysia and China leaders over missing jet

PM Lee expresses solidarity with Malaysia and China leaders over missing jet

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak and China's Premier Li Keqiang on Friday to express solidarity and offer support, as the search for a missing Malaysian Airlines flight continued.


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The text of his letters are below:

Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato' Sri Najib Razak

14 March 2014

Dear Prime Minister Najib,

I am deeply saddened that Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 remains missing. On behalf of the people and the Singapore Government, I express our deepest concern for the safety of the crew and passengers, and also our solidarity with their families.

After we spoke on the phone on 8 March 2014, Singapore has deployed aircraft and ships to join in the search for the missing aircraft. We are co-operating closely with the Malaysian Government in its search and locate operation, and hope that the missing plane will be located soon. As I informed you last week, we stand ready to provide any further support that will help in this effort.

Yours sincerely,

LEE HSIEN LOONG

YAB Dato' Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak
Prime Minister
Malaysia


Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Premier Li Keqiang of the People's Republic of China

14 March 2014

Dear Premier Li,

It has been almost a week since Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 went missing, with over 150 Chinese nationals on board. Several of them are reported to have been working or studying in Singa­pore. On behalf of the Government and people of Singapore, I express our deep concern for the passengers and their families.

Singapore is assisting Malaysia to locate the missing aircraft. We will continue to support the ongoing efforts by Malaysia and other countries, including China, to find the aircraft as soon as possible.

Our thoughts are with the passengers, crew and their families during this difficult time.

Yours sincerely,

LEE HSIEN LOONG

His Excellency Li Keqiang
Premier
People's Republic of China

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