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M'sian High Commission in S'pore assisting alleged MFA trespasser

Malaysia's Minister of Foreign Affairs has identified the Malaysian woman who crashed through the security barrier at Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

SINGAPORE: Malaysia's Minister of Foreign Affairs has identified the Malaysian woman who crashed through the security barrier at Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

She is 28-year-old Nurul Ruhana Ishak from Pendang, Kampung Bahru in Kedah.

According to a statement from the Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister, officers from the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore had taken immediate action in establishing contact with Nurul Ruhana.

This was to provide the necessary consular assistance to ensure her rights and well-being are protected.

The Malaysian Foreign Affairs Minister has requested the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore to continue to monitor the situation.

On January 17, Nurul Ruhana entered Singapore in a Malaysian-registered car through the Woodlands Checkpoint at about 1.58pm.

She left the checkpoint at 2pm.

The authorities said she had managed to leave the checkpoint without being stopped as the officers-in-charge did not immediately raise the alarm.

By the time the alarm was raised two minutes later, the car could not be located despite an immediate lockdown of the arrival car zone.

Three days later on January 20, Nurul Ruhana headed to MFA's premises at Sherwood Road.

MFA said the vehicle entered its front gate without proper authorisation by tailgating another vehicle.

The vehicle was eventually stopped by MFA security officers.  

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