Malaysia expresses its condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has extended its condolences over the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah, in a statement on his social media platforms, described the Queen as a “towering figure”.

"Malaysia extends its sincere condolences to the monarch’s family, the people and the government of the United Kingdom on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

“Her Majesty was a towering figure and led a lifetime of dedication and service to the people of the UK and the Commonwealth.”

Buckingham Palace announced Queen Elizabeth II’s death in a short statement early this morning.

The announcement triggers 10 days of national mourning and an outpouring of tributes to her seven-decade reign.

The longest-serving monarch in British history died at Balmoral, in Scotland. She was 96.

Charles, Prince of Wales, 73, who is the oldest heir apparent in British history and Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son, becomes king immediately.

Source: New Straits Times