MAPIM To Launch Food Flotila To Myanmar

MAPIM president Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid (center)


Kuala Lumpur, 15 Rabi’ul Awwal 1438/15 December 2016 (MINA) –  Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organization known as MAPIM is planning to launch humanitarian aids for minorities Muslim in Rakhine State Myanmar in what they called “Food Flotila To Myanmar”.

MAPIM president Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid assured the humanitarian would be able to implemented following the last effort back in 2012 failed due to several reasons.

Mohd Azmi convinced the humanitarian flotilla was based on ‘signal’ from the United Nations (UN), which stated such plan, as well as commitment of foreign NGOs they contacted.

“Right now MAPIM are making network in the ASEAN level. So far, NGOs who want to focus on this issue including from Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines, “said Azmi after a public discussion entitled ‘Tears Rohingya: None Cares?’ at the University of Malaya (UM) Kuala Lumpur, Thursday (15 / 12).

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“This is as symbolic as to get large vessels may be somewhat difficult, but at least we would like to break this restriction so that when they (the Myanmar government) gives permitted signal, I hope that more aid can be delivered,” he added.

In addition to the food, MAPIM also planned to deliver medical and tents.(L/R04/R07)


MI’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)