President Tony Tan Keng Yam has written to His Majesty Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV of Malaysia; Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove; and His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands to convey his condolences over the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. 

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Najib Razak; Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott; and Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte to convey his condolences over the crash.  Prime Minister Lee also called Prime Minister Najib and Prime Minister Rutte to extend his deepest sympathies and offer Singapore’s assistance.  The text of the letters is appended.  

    At this point, there have still been no reports of Singaporean victims.  MFA remains in close contact with Malaysia Airlines and the relevant airport authorities to ascertain the nationality of the unverified passengers.  Singaporeans who require consular assistance should contact the MFA Duty Office (24-hours) at:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office
Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855 (24 hours)
Fax: 6476-7302
Email:  mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

18 JULY 2014

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Condolence Letters from President Tony Tan Keng Yam

His Majesty Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV of Malaysia

18 July 2014

DYMM SPB YDP Agong Al-Sultan Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV
Malaysia

Your Majesty,

    I was truly saddened by the tragic fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17.  I grieve with the families who have lost their loved ones so suddenly.  My thoughts are with them, and I wish them the strength and resolve to carry on through this time of sorrow.       

    I join the people of Singapore in extending our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences. 

Yours sincerely,

TONY TAN KENG YAM

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Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove

18 July 2014

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)
Governor-General    
Commonwealth of Australia

Your Excellency,

    I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of lives in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 which had on board a number of Australians. On behalf of the Government and people of Singapore, I extend our deepest condolences to you and the people of Australia.

    Our thoughts are with the grieving families and the people of Australia during this difficult time.

Yours sincerely,

TONY TAN KENG YAM

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands

18 July 2014

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander
King of the Netherlands
Noordeinde Palace
The Hague
Kingdom of the Netherlands

Your Majesty,

    On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend my deepest condolences to you and the Dutch people on the tragic loss of lives on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

    Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and the people of the Netherlands during this period of grief.

Yours sincerely,

TONY TAN KENG YAM

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Condolence Letters from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Najib Razak

18 July 2014

Dear Prime Minister Najib,

     I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 17 July 2014.  The loss of innocent lives under such terrible circumstances is a horrible tragedy.  On behalf of the Government and people of Singapore, I offer our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased.  Nothing can bring back their loved ones, but I hope they will find the strength and fortitude to overcome their grief over time.

     As I told you when we spoke over the phone, please let me know if there is anything we can do to help. Our thoughts are with you and the people of Malaysia. 

Yours sincerely,

LEE HSIEN LOONG

YAB Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak

Prime Minister

Malaysia

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Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott

18 July 2014

Dear Prime Minister Abbott,

     I was deeply shocked and saddened to learn that Australians were on board the fateful Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. It is unfortunate that a routine civilian flight could end so tragically.

     On behalf of the Government and people of Singapore, I offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. Our thoughts are with them and the people of Australia during this time of sorrow.

Yours sincerely,

LEE HSIEN LOONG

The Hon Tony Abbott MP

Prime Minister

Commonwealth of Australia

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Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte

18 July 2014

Dear PM Rutte,

    I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the Malaysia Airlines plane accident on 17 July 2014.

    On behalf of the Government and people of Singapore, I offer our condolences to you, the families of the victims, and the Dutch people on this tragedy. The tragic circumstances surrounding this accident remind us of our common humanity. Our thoughts are with you and your people during this difficult time.

Yours sincerely,

LEE HSIEN LOONG

HE Mr Mark Rutte

Prime Minister

Kingdom of the Netherlands