11 April 2019
Committee on Supporting Peace and Stability in Rakhine State held a meeting with Rakhine State Cabinet in Sittwe on Wednesday.
Committee Chairman, Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung spoke at the meeting. He said this is the first meeting held by the committee since its inception on 14 March. He added that this meeting will produce a report to submit to the Union Government, and a report on the short-term and long-term tasks will be compiled as well.
He also said that the committee will open an office in Rakhine State and a working committee related to this will be formed as well. The attendees later discussed short-term and long-term plans and procedures to swiftly reduce the ongoing conflicts in Rakhine State. Later in the day, the Committee held a meeting with the State Hluttaw Speaker, Chairpersons and secretaries of Hluttaw Affairs Committees and MPs.
The Committee Chairman delivered the opening speech and the vice-chairpersons and members discussed tasks to undertake for implementing peace, stability and development in Rakhine State. The Committee also held a coordination meeting with political parties, civil society organizations, and resident elders of Sittwe.
The committee chairman said 100 million kyats will be provided through the humanitarian organizations of Kyauktaw and MraukU townships for the IDPs. He said they will follow up with support programs for Rathedaung, Minbya and other townships soon. It was followed by a general round of discussion on the peace and stability in Rakhine State.