: The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has denied claims which viraled on social sites on the involvement of the Malaysian government in chartering a special flight to bring home Malaysian students in Egypt.
According to MOHE, in a statement posted on Facebook today, the allegations also sparked panic among students and parents.
"MOHE has been in touch with the Malaysian Embassy in Cairo (MEIC) and was informed that there is still no need to bring Malaysian students home at this time.
"In this regard, MOHE has never appointed any private party as representative to bring the students home from Egypt and advised students and parents to obey the instructions issued by the Egyptian Government and related universities as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19, "he said.
The statement said students with any problem could report to the MEIC or the Education Malaysia Egypt (EME).
MOHE also advised students and parents to always ensure that the source of information received such as on evacuation or other matters was via the official announcement of Wisma Putra or MEIC to avoid any future inconvenience.
"Any further detail could be obtained from +20 111 333 0857 or +20 106 042 9387," the statement said.