IPOH: EIGHTEEN students from Perak, who studied in conflict-stricken Syria, will be informed of the status of their studies soon.
Perak Education, Higher Education, ICT, Science and Technology Committee chairman Datuk Mohammad Zahir Abdul Khalid said the state government will hold talks with the students after the Hari Raya celebration to address the issue.
"We will discuss and gather feedback from the students to find the best approach in addressing their plight.
"The students need not worry because we will help them secure places, whether locally or abroad, to continue with their studies," he said.
Mohammad Zahir added that this was not the first time the state government had handled such problems.
"Previously, we helped our students in Aceh after it was hit by an earthquake and our students in Egypt after a revolt there," he said after holding a breaking-of- fast treat for seven of the students and their families at the Greentown Seafood Restaurant here recently.
He said most of the students were studying Islamic studies in universities and madrasah in and around Damascus.
They were recently evacuated from the country with another 110 Malaysian students.
Zahir also presented duit raya and souvenirs to the students before the breaking of the fast.