Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, known for her Twitter-based interaction with Indians abroad who require help, has responded to a Twitter message from an NRI in Malaysia who had sought help.
Yogendra singh, an Indian national had asked for her help through twitter saying that his father was abducted in Malaysia for ransom on January 17.
Soon Sushma Swaraj responded saying the Malaysian mission is following it up with the local police authorities: “I have received a report from our Commissioner in Malaysia. He is following this with Malaysian authorities/ police.”
She said, “I share your concern. Our High Commissioner in Malaysia is in touch with the Police. He will keep you informed.”
She also said, “We are taking this abduction very seriously. I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Malaysia to keep me informed on daily basis.”
Earlier, Sushma Swaraj helped a couple on honeymoon when the groom was facing delay in getting a passport and visa to the Gulf. Last month, the Ministry of External Affairs kickstarted Twitter seva to help people who are in distress when abroad.
In another response to twitter-based queries, she has asked the citizens stranded abroad to register on MADA and then tweet to respoective Indian missions.