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First phase of food flotilla mission accomplished, Yangon receives 500-tonne of aid

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Aid for the Rohingya via the Food Flotilla for Myanmar mission has been received by Myanmar Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye today. Bernama photo

MYANMAR: Aid for the Rohingya via the Food Flotilla for Myanmar mission has been received by Myanmar Minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye today.

The 500-tonne humanitarian aid was successfully unloaded from Nautical Aliya when the vessel docked at the Yangon port at 4.30pm today.

The chief de mission and Kelab Putera 1Malaysia president Datuk Seri Paduka Abdul Azeez Rahim presented the three containers of food and medical supplies, courtesy of generous Malaysians, to the Myanmar minister.

“We believe that the goods will be delivered to the Rakhine state refugees in Sittwee camp and the delivery will be handled by Malaysia Ambassador to Myanmar Mohd Haniff Abdul Rahman,” said Azeez.

Also present was Malaysia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican, who said that the successful delivery of the supply showed the openness of the Myanmar government in receiving the humanitarian aid from Malaysia.

“We should not be sceptical on the genuine effort by the Myanmar government to allow such humanitarian aid to pass through and we believe this goodwill act (will strengthen) relationships between Myanmar and Malaysia for a long time to come,” he said.

New Straits Times

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