Myanmar's state counselor urges for solving Rakhine issue in 3 ways

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-03 09:45:00|Editor: ying
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YANGON, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has urged for solving Rakhine issue in three ways, focusing on a diplomatic approach, reconstruction for development and security for the local people.

Aung San Suu Kyi, in her capacity of chairperson of the Committee of Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD) in Rakhine, made the call when meeting with local authorities at Sittway Airport as she was about to return to Nay Pyi Taw after a single-day inspection trip to areas in the northern part of Rakhine state affected by terrorist attacks over the past several months.

During her first ever visit to villages in Rakhine -- Pantawpyin, Taungpyo Letwe and Kyikanpyin in Maungtaw since the terrorist attacks in August that undermined the stability of the area, Aung San Suu Kyi urged the local people to cooperate in the long-term reconstruction and resettlement work, offering to provide vocational training and healthcare services to them suggesting them to grow rice as well as other crops as the area contain fertile soil.

During the tour, she met with the Youth Humanitarian Coordination Group (YHCG), composed of youths from different races and religions who carry out voluntary services for the local people as well as a group of Muslim religious leaders, urging them to live peacefully with the care of the government.

She also inspected an entry exit station in Maungtaw, the Myanmar-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge in Taungpyo Letwe and the campus of border guard police control team's headquarters in Kyikanpyin.

Myanmar's government has been implementing some short-term projects in northern Rakhine after the region regained security and stability destroyed by terrorists over the past three months.

On Oct. 17, the government formed the Union Enterprises for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, for effective performance of long-term project of freedom from conflict.

The government also formed nine private sector task forces to join the Aung San Suu Kyi-led mechanism of UEHRD in northern Rakhine.

Aung San Suu Kyi prioritized three main tasks to be done in Rakhine, repatriation of refugees who have crossed over to Bangladesh and providing humanitarian assistance effectively, resettlement and rehabilitation, and bringing development to the region and establishing lasting peace.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army extremist terrorists launched fresh attacks on police outposts in Rakhine on Aug. 25, displacing residents from a number of areas in Maungtaw district.