The Jakarta Post
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)