The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that a Malaysian student in New Zealand, Abdul Amzar Azim bin Azmi, was found drowned at Lake Karapiro on the afternoon of Monday, 27 February 2017, by local authorities. The late Mr. Abdul Amzar Azim went missing since 3.30 P.M. on Sunday, 26 February 2017 when he was with his friends at the lake.

Officers from the High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington are currently in Hamilton to liaise with local authorities and render the necessary assistance. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveys its condolences towards the families and friends of the deceased.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia