*The President of India*
His Excellency Shri Ram Nath Kovind
Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004, India
*The Prime Minister of India*
The Right Honourable Narendra Modi
E Block, E Block, Central Secretariat, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India.
*The Governor of Tamil Nadu*
His Excellency Thiru Banwarilal Purohit
Sardar Patel Rd, opp. Lemon tree, Guindy National Park, Guindy, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu 600022, India.
*The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu*
The Honourable Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Chief Minister's Office Secretariat, Chennai 600 009 PBX No. 044-
*Yang Amat Berhormat Perdana Menteri Malaysia*
Tan Sri Dato’ Hj Muhyiddin bin Hj Mohd Yassin
Pejabat Perdana Menteri, Blok Utama, Bangunan Perdana Putra, Pusat
Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia.
RE: *INDIAN NATIONAL TOURISTS SEEKING HELP REPATRIATING
FROM MALAYSIA BACK TO INDIA*
We would like to bring to your most honourable attention on the plight of 4,000 Indian citizens trapped in a foreign country whom wish to seek
humanitarian help and assistance to be repatriated back to their home country of India.
2. As we all know, starting from March 18th 2020 Malaysia faced a lockdown in the form of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and this is to stem Covid-19 from spreading like a wildfire. Therefore all ports and airports, all points of entry and departure from the country were shut.
Therefore, there is no commercial flight nor there are ships ferrying passengers allowed in and out of the country since that date.
3. On May 5th 2020, the Malaysian government had started to allow all
approved foreigners to depart Malaysia and back to their respective home countries.
4. Currently there are about 300 Indian nationals from the state of Tamil Nadu who had been in Malaysia under valid tourist visas to tour the country as holidaymakers, on pilgrimage and visiting their relatives in the country that had been victimised by the lockdown (MCO) in Kuala Lumpur and its
5. All of these Indian nationals who had registered themselves with the High Commission of India in Kuala Lumpur had not been able to obtain appropriate information and guidelines as to what and how to handle their predicament during this extra ordinary circumstance. The number of Indian nationals whom had made the online registration with the Indian Government totaled to more than 4,000 individuals. They are mainly tourists from various other states in India of which, the biggest number of victims are from the state of Tamil Nadu.
6. The *Vande Bharat Mission* which launched recently by the Right Honourable Prime Minister Modi had been a farce. Especially with
exorbitant fees being charged and a single tour agency monopolising the
repatriation mission. The schedule for the Vande Bharat Mission in Malaysia is as given below and only Oscar Travels are abusing its responsibilities towards Indian nationals in Malaysia.
7. Vande Bharat Mission
8. As far as the stranded Indian nationals are concerned, they had been misinformed by the ticketing and tour agency that there are only two (2) flights (Air India) which had been allowed and both of them would fly only to Mumbai and Rajahstan. From these, only 360 people had been repatriated
whilst the rest were left to their own fate.
9. A one way fare of RM1890 (Rs 33,000 approximately) for economy class tickets to cities like Amritsar, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and for Delhi, Mumbai and Bhubaneswar the tickets are priced at Rs 28,000 (approximately).
Meanwhile, business class passengers to Amritsar, Bengaluru,
Ahmedabad have to pay close to Rs 80,000 and for Delhi, Mumbai and Bhubaneswar the tickets are priced at Rs 70,000.
Tickets that were purchased before the MCO period were revoked with no compensations allowed.
10. The most ridiculous of all is that the High Commission of India in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia had shut down its operations and there were noone to even answer phone calls. These stranded Indian nationals became victims due to not of their own misconduct are now left to fend their fate on their own. With not enough cash and viable means to support themselves in a foreign country, they had ended up living in penury.
Amongst them are people suffering from illness, senior citizens who had been in service to India and mostly are unable to foot their medical bills and to obtain enough medicines.
11. It appears that there had been a severe mismanagement which reflects badly to the Indian government for the victims during Covid-19 pandemic. Coupled with their visas nearing maturity and about to expire
soon and some already had their visas expired and legal action had been
taken against them by the Malaysian authorities for overstaying in this
country. The period for lockdown is from 18th March 2020 till 9th June 2020.
The people manning the High Commission of India needs to take charge and help the victims through with their needs and problem to fulfill the legal requirements of the Malaysian Government.
10. It is our humble request that the Right Honourable Prime Minister and his officials to pull it together coming forward and help us get through this
situation. Additional information, the lockdown (MCO) had been almost more than 2 months and of which, there are none of us that are infected or suffering from Covid-19.
Jingga 13 Malaysia
Non Goverment Organisation
Madam Parameswari Singaravelloo
Contact Number : +60169049597