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Suu Kyi calls for speedy rehabilitation measures in Rakhine state

Move came one day after the govt organised trip of ambassadors of 5 neighbouring countries to conflicted areas of Rakhine state

IANS  |  Yangon 

Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi | AP/PTI

Myanmar's de facto leader has called for speeding up measures for humanitarian aid, rehabilitation, resettlement and development in the conflict-torn  

Citing Myanmar News Agency, Xinhua reported on Thursday that at a coordination meeting held at the 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.

Chief Minister U Nyi Pu also said the government is pushing for the implementation of the tasks of rehabilitation in three areas — a 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 August 25, displacing residents from a number of areas in Maungdaw district.

First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 08:23 IST