Published: Friday January 18, 2013 MYT 10:18:00 AM
Updated: Friday January 18, 2013 MYT 10:19:23 AM
Malaysian students in Jakarta told to move to higher ground due to floods
JAKARTA: Education Malaysia (EM) Indonesia has directed Malaysian students here to move to Malaysia Hall due to the severe flooding in the capital.
Its director, Prof Dr Juzhar Jusoh, said at this time all the students are safe and on standby for instructions to move to higher ground.
Malaysian hostels in Grogol dan Tanjung Duren in West Jakarta are located in some of the severely affected areas with waters rising to 1m due to the monsoon rains which are expected to last for a week.
Most of the affected Malaysians are studying medicine and dentistry at Universiti Kristen Krida Wacana (UKRIDA) dan Universiti Trisakti.
The two universities have cancelled all lessons due to the floods.
Jakarta has been declared a flood emergency area until Jan 27.
The floods caused government offices and businesses to close after workers could not reach their work.