Rohingya crisis: Aung San Suu Kyi calls for speeding up rehabilitation measures in Rakhine state

Yangon: Myanmar's de faco leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for speeding up measures for humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, resettlement and development in the conflict-torn Rakhine state.

File photo of Myanmar's de factor leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Reuters

File photo of Myanmar's de factor leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Reuters

Citing Myanmar News Agency, Xinhua reported on Thursday that at a coordination meeting held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday, Suu Kyi laid down the priorities for the government for effective implementation of the measures.

The move came one day after the government organised a trip of ambassadors of five neighbouring countries to conflicted areas of Rakhine state, led by minister for the Office of the state Counselor U Kyaw Tint Swe.

Rakhine state chief minister U Nyi Pu also said the government is pushing for the implementation of the tasks of rehabilitation in three areas - compilation of list, food supply for refugees and improvement of communication and transport.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army launched fresh attacks on police outposts in Rakhine on 25 August, displacing residents from a number of areas in Maungdaw district.

Updated Date: Oct 12, 2017 11:35 AM

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