As surviving Malaysian victims on the Christchurch shooting last Friday are still receiving treatment, a 17-year-old teen by the name of Mohd Haziq Mohd Tarmizi is still missing days after the incident.
The mother of the teen has already provided the name and pictures necessary to examine some bodies, but he has yet to be identified. Perhaps a DNA test will be required to figure out if the boy is still missing or among the dead.
Penang Welfare, Caring Community and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh boarded a flight to Christchurch yesterday to assess the welfare of the victims. Phee reported that the 2 injured Malaysians are receiving treatment, and 1 is making stable recovery.
Phee also added that one can only hope that whoever has any information about the missing boy can contact authorities as quickly as possible.
But on the fake side of the web, it’s been reported that the Malaysian government wasn’t helping much in the way of assisting Malaysians affected by the Christchurch tragedy.
Not long after, the government debunked the rumours and said that they’re doing their best to assist the victims. They claimed that immediate financial assistance and personal contributions were handed out yesterday.
The High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington explained to the victims that their funds will be covered by the local Accident Compensation Cooperation, which covers everything from physiotherapy, monthly compensation for loss of income up to 80%, and other recovery measurements required.
If you’re interested to donate and help out the Malaysian victims of Christchurch, donations can be made to the “Christchurch Malaysian Relief Fund”, ANZ (Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited) account number: 06-0817-0689455-00.
The end date of the fund collection will be on the 19th of April. The fund is endorsed by the High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington.