Food Flotilla For Myanmar Ship Expected to Arrived At February 9

‘Nautical Aliya’, an offshore support vessel with a capacity of 238 passengers and speed of 11.5 knot is expected to lead the flotilla mission, involving the participation of ASEAN and international NGOs.


Malaka, 7 Jumadil Awwal 1438/ 4 February 2017 (MINA) – As weather remains stabil, volunteers of Food Flotilla for Myanmar (FFfM) who is sailing to the country is expected to arrive in Yangon on Monday night, February 9.

The ship set sail at 7:05 am Malaysian time and entered the Strait of Malacca in its afternoon.

“This morning the ship was sailing back after loading the additional aid of 500 tons at the port, now we are already in the strait,” The Mission Head of FFFM told reporters who join the humanitarian aid, Saturday (4/2). MINA’s reporter Nurhadis is one of the participants in the ship.

The Head also mentioned around 7pm the ship expected would go into the Silver Waters then proceeds to the Andaman Sea on Monday morning.

At least 14 countries joined in the humanitarian aid mission to Myanmar. the mission involved 195 volunteers, including 150 from Malaysia, as the host.

President of 1Malaysia Putera Club (KP1M) Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said about 2,300 tonnes of donation items including food, clothing and hardware would be taken there and distributed among the Rohingya people in Myanmar.

“In addition we will also bring 40 physicians, several priests and monks on this mission,” said Abdul Azeez.

Aqsa Working Group (AWG), one of NGOs belongs to Jamaah Muslimin, a Muslim unity in Indonesia also take part in the mission. (L/RE1/P02)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)