Sitwee, Myanmar, 13 Dzulqa’dah 1436/27 August 2015 (MINA) – Indonesian Ambassador to Myanmar, Ito sumardi, said he would strive for Indonesian Medical Emergency Rescue-Committee (MER-C) volunteers to make a speech before the session of Myanmar’s parliament to present their views, mainly issue on Rohingya refugees.
Ambassador Ito conveyed the promise when he drove the humanitarian team to Sitwee, Rakhine State, where they were slated to hand over humanitarian aid, Ichsan Thalib, one of the volunteers, told the Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).
The assistance was transferred to Rakhine State Governor U Maung Maung Ohn by Joserizal Jurnalis, MER-C’s Presidium Chairman, during a ceremony here.
Jurnalis explained to his host that his mission to Rakhine is aimed at delivering an ambulance and other assistance.
He said the MER-C is an independent aid organization with all its activities financed by the funding coming from the
donations of the Indonesian people, not from the government or foreign sources.
Earlier, Dr Meaty as MER-C’s Head of Volunteer Division said, this visit is also to sign a Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) for the construction of an Indonesian Health Center in Minbia, one of the cities in Rakhine.
The government of Myanmar did not have an objection to the intention of the Indonesian non-governmental organization
because they have been familiar with the MER-C’s neutrality, which in the past has built a hospital in the Gaza Strip.
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)