Food Flotilla For Myanmar Arrives Back in Malaysia After Sailing for 21 Days

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Port Klang, Malaysia, 26 Jumadil Awwal 1438/24 February 2017 (MINA) – The Nautical Aliya vessel that completed its ‘Food Flotilla for Myanmar’ mission returned here on Thursday after 21 day-voyage to deliver humanitarian aid to Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh .

The arrival of the vessel was greeted by three ministers and hundreds of well-wishers in Port Klang ,Malaysia, Nurhadis who took part in the mission reported..

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and family members of the 183 volunteers aboard were on hand to welcome the participants of the mission who have been having waiting since 8 am.

Also present were Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, Datuk Mah Siew Keong and PAS central working committee member, Muhammad Sanusi Mohd Nor.

In his welcoming speech, Datuk Hisyamudin bin Tun Husin said he would continue to support the humanitarian mission to ease the suffering faced by the Rohingya Muslims.

“I am grateful to all the volunteers who have completed this mission and I will continue to support this jihad, helping our brothers Rohingya Muslims,” he said.

Tun Husin also expressed gratitude to all the volunteers from outside Malaysia who participated in this mission.

Nautical Aliya vessel arrived back in Malaysia after sailing for 21 days on a round-trip voyage to provide food assistance from Malaysia to Myanmar and Bangladesh and went back to Malaysia .

But more than that, the mission was also aimed at pressuring the government of Myanmar to give the same rights to minority Rohingya Muslims as enjoyed by other citizens.

Participated in the voyage, 31 NGOs from eleven countries including Indonesia, represented by the NGO Aqsa Working Group (AWG) and Jamaah Muslimin.(L/R04/RS06)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)