Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Singaporean President, PM send condolences to victims of Lombok quake

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 6, 2018   /   06:49 pm
Singaporean President, PM send condolences to victims of Lombok quake A villager stands in front of a destroyed school on Monday, a day after an earthquake hit the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara. (Reuters/Beawiharta)

President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to express condolences for victims of an earthquake that struck the island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday.

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the earthquake which struck Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on 5 August 2018, claiming many innocent lives and causing significant damage. On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the affected families and wish the injured a quick recovery," Halimah said in her letter to Jokowi.

"Singapore offers our assistance in the relief efforts organized by Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency. Our thoughts are with Indonesia and its people during this difficult time," Lee said in his letter to Jokowi.

In their letters, the Singaporean leaders offered their country’s assistance with relief efforts based on priorities stated by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).

Separately, the Singaporean government has promised to contribute US$100,000 as seed money to kick-start the public fundraising appeal by the Singapore Red Cross. (jun)