YANGON – Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has called for speeding up measures for humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, resettlement and development in conflict-torn northern Rakhine state, Xinhua news agency reported, citing Myanmar News Agency.
At a coordination meeting held at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Nay Pyi Taw 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 Aug 25, displacing residents from a number of areas in Maungtaw district.