Tamils seek Tamil Nadu govt nod to return on flights leaving Malaysia

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | TimesOfIndia | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Malindo Air has decided to operate two flights to Trichy from Kuala Lumpur on June 5 to evacuate Malaysian nationals stranded in Trichy due to the lockdown. Meanwhile, Tamils stranded in Malaysia including pregnant women have appealed to the Tamil Nadu government to allow them to come on the flight.

The Malindo Air (OD 223/224) service will arrive at Trichy at 9.45am from Kuala Lumpur and depart at 10.35am. The same day another flight (OD 221/222) would arrive at 10.40am and depart at 11.20am. Around 250 Tamils who have been stranded in Malaysia said that they were ready to remit their fare to the carrier to ferry them to Trichy. They had also conveyed their stand to the high commissioner of the country. “Even then, we could not get any positive response from them,” said D Rajendran, 30, a native of Padalur in Perambalur district who has been stranded in Kuala Lumpur. When contacted, DMK Rajya Sabha MP Trichy Siva told TOI that he had been coordinating with the concerned ministry. Trichy MP Su Thirunavukkarasar said that he had been doing the needful to operate flights to bring back all the stranded Tamils.



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