The Embassy of Malaysia in Tokyo received 30,000 face masks for Malaysian students in Japan from the Japan branch of the Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM), Malaysian expats and friends from the Japanese business community on May 22, embassy officials said. The masks from JAGAM, an organization supporting Malaysian students in meeting challenges faced in Japan, will supplement those donated by the Malaysian government for students having difficulty purchasing them due to limited availability during the coronavirus pandemic.

Malaysia Ambassador Dato’ Kennedy Jawan said the masks will be distributed to about 3,000 students registered with the embassy.

“I wish to express my utmost appreciation to JAGAM Japan, especially Datuk Steven Ozeki Tan, as well as other distinguished sponsors for your generous face mask contribution for all Malaysian students in Japan,” he said. “The embassy will be distributing these face masks to students all over Japan beginning next week.”

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