KUALA LUMPUR: News of the homecoming of nine Malaysians who were finally allowed to leave North Korea after being stranded there for over three weeks was hailed by netizens.
Social media users expressed great relief over the news, which was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last night.
Facebook user ‘Sui’ said: "Well done and congratulations, Datuk Seri. This is due to the efforts by the politicians and prayers from all Malaysians."
Another user, Muhammad Khairul Ashraf, said the news reflected Malaysia's maturity in dealing with international conflicts.
Roslan Mohamed said: "Congratulations, God bless them and those involved in the release process along the way."
Roslan Harun, in his posting, said: "Alhamdulillah, (Praise be to Allah) the news that I've been waiting for... Although they are not my relatives."
Joni Ngatijo said: "This is the part where we put aside (our) respective political ideologies... Most importantly, the government has saved our fellow Malaysians. Congratulations. Alhamdulillah, (they have) escaped from any danger."
Fadzil Othman said: "Praise be to Allah for having succeeded in solving the spat with North Korea. Congratulations to the government's leaders and police on all their efforts and determination in rescuing the (nine) Malaysians. A 'super-class' diplomatic effort, I guess."
Frank Backenbad shared: "Congratulations PM (Najib) for always being at the forefront in saving the lives of Malaysians."
The nine Malaysians arrived here safely from Pyongyang at 5.03am today.
They were greeted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, government officials, family members and a swarm of international journalists. -- Bernama