November 18, 2016
A national-level investigation commission will be formed to probe into the violent attacks in Maungtaw, according to the resolution at the third work coordination meeting of the Central Committee for the Implementation of Peace, Stability and Development in Rakhine State yesterday.
The commission will submit a report based on its findings in the investigation and will also give suggestions for prevention of such kind of attacks in the future. At the third coordination meeting, which was opened with an address by the committee’s chairperson State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu clarified the ground situation in the state.
In the clarification, Chief Minister said, “As regards humanitarian aids provided by international organisations to Maungtaw region, World Food Programme provided 202.308 tons of rice, 4.217 tons of cooking oil, 2.374 tons of salt, 351.286 tons of biscuits, 200 tons of nourishment food from November 4 2016 to November 15. Those are being distributed by local personnel of WFP.”
He went on saying, “Similarly, WFP has been distributing humanitarian aids to Kyetyoepyin, Ngarsarkyu and Pyaungpike villages on 8/Nov/2016, supporting 1011 bags and 48 pyis of rice, 89 bags of pea, 3688 litres of oil, 394 viss of salt and other nutritious food. And Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and Rakhine State Government as well are supporting provisions.”
The World Food Programme, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and the Rakhine State government have delivered food to the local people in affected areas in the state from 4 to 15 November.
Measures would be taken to step up assistance in the current supply of humanitarian aid to the people in northern Rakhine State to be more effective, according to the meeting.
The Myanmar Police Force refuted the allegations of ‘community police’ formations in Rakhine State.
“There is no plan to establish community police in Rakhine State and in other regions and states as well”, said Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Aung Soe.
“However, to reinforce the country’s police force, the Myanmar Police Force has a plan to recruit new members in the regions and states”, he added.
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar