Flotilla mission of persuasion given permission to send aid Myanmar
NGOs participating in the flotilla mission to Myanmar appealed for the government concerned to allow them to deliver humanitarian aid to the Rohingya community.
According to the Putera 1Malaysia Club chairman Datuk Azeez Rahim, a humanitarian mission with a variety of local and international NGOs should depart on 10 January.
However, he said, they had to postpone the mission and depart on January 31 following the failure of getting approval from the government of Myanmar to anchor in their waters.
“There should move January 10 but the government of Myanmar has not responded to a letter sent last December.
“So we’ll move on 31 days a month. If you do not get the approval we will find the way to go.
“Food dah, dah contribution there,” he said at a press conference at the National Container in the capital today.
In addition to the Putera 1Malaysia Club, among other organizations participating are Malaysian Islamic Organisations Consultative Council (PIM).
Azeez said if the group was not able to enter Myanmar, it would bring the contribution of humanitarian aid to Rohingya residing in Bangladesh.
“If we will not to Myanmar to Teknaf of Bangladesh waters. It contained about 30,000 Rohingya refugees,” he said.
Flotilla Mission is aimed at bringing food, medicines, tents, equipment and clothing for the victims of Rohingya who is now a fugitive.
The mission involved the participation of over 200 people from various quarters, including the medical team.
The flotilla will carry about 2,000 tons of aid to be delivered to the postal United Nations will help distribute it.
Source by: http://www.malaysiakini.com