Sushma Swaraj helps Indian woman stranded with son’s body at Kuala Lumpur
A friend of the woman’s son sought Sushma Swaraj’s help on Twitter.india Updated: Jan 12, 2018 11:07 IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj helped an Indian woman in bringing back the mortal remains of her son, with whom she was travelling from Australia to India, after he died suddenly at the Kuala Lumpur international airport.
The minister’s response on Thursday came after a netizen sought her help in the matter through a tweet.
“@SushmaSwaraj @MEAIndia - urgent and kind request - one of my close friends & his mom travelled from Australia to India. In Kuala Lumpur International Airport, my friend collapsed suddenly and passed away. My friend’s mom is alone in KLIA and don’t know much to get help,” he had tweeted.
Following his tweet, Swaraj assured help from the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur and said the body would be flown to India at the government’s expense.
She should not worry. Indian High Commission officials are reaching the Kuala Lumpur airport. The body will be flown to India at our expense. An official of the Indian High Commission will escort the grieving mother to India. https://t.co/8Yjvqx2gNd— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) January 11, 2018
Later, she tweeted, “Indian High Commission official is escorting the mother and mortal remains of the deceased son from Malaysia to Chennai. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family”.