PETALING JAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy said the nation shared New Zealand’s grief following the terrorist attack on two mosques that left 50 dead and scores injured.
“At this time of grief, we offer our prayers and wishes that New Zealand would gain peace, comfort and strength to remain a nation that embraces diversity and welcomes people of all countries and religion,” Waytha, who is in charge of national unity and social wellbeing, said.
He had earlier visited the New Zealand High Commission in Kuala Lumpur today, where he signed the condolence book.
Waytha was accompanied by the New Zealand High Commissioner-Designate to Malaysia Hunter Nottage.
Last Friday, Australian national Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist living in New Zealand, opened fire in two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 and injuring many others.
A 17-year old Malaysian was among the 50 who were killed, while three were injured in the attacks, dubbed the worst massacre in New Zealand’s history.