China has offered its assistance
to the displaced people
in conflict areas in northern
Rakhine, welcoming the Union
to provide assistance to the
Mr Hong Liang, the Chinese
Ambassador to Myanmar,
conveyed the message to the
government at a meeting yesterday
with Dr Win Myat Aye,
Union Minister for Social Welfare,
Relief and Resettlement,
in Nay Pyi Taw.
“The stance of China regarding
the terrorist attacks in Rakhine
is clear, it is just an internal
affair; the counterattacks of Myanmar
security forces against
extremist terrorists and the
government’s undertakings to
provide assistance to the people
are strongly welcomed,” said the
“China’s help for the Rakhine
crisis is just a social obligation. The president of the Chinese
Entrepreneurs Association, the
vice president of the oil and gas
pipeline project and responsible
personnel from the Kyaukphyu
Deep Sea Port Project were
brought here together with him;
the company wished to provide
assistance to the displaced persons,”
“It was very disheartening
for the country when (authorities)
were accused of human rights
violation following the counterattack
on the terrorists for the
security and stability of the State.
The State Counsellor had given
instructions to not use unnecessary
excessive force and to conduct
operations in accordance
with the law while clearing the areas,”
said Union Minister Dr Win
The minister explained
that the extremist terrorists attacked
first in 2016 October and
again in 2017 August.
attacks of the government
forces were falsely expressed in
international media, resulting in
pressure on Myanmar.
those who suffered from the
terrorist’s attacks were minority
ethnics, the minister said.
attacks, those being killed were
ethnic minorities; in northern
Rakhine, people of Islamic faith
are the majority, and Rakhine and
other ethnics were minorities.
“Besides, the five people of Hindu
faith who fled to Bengladesh
were coerced to act as people of
Islamic faith and give false statements
to vilify the security forces.
Those made-up stories were put
into video coverage,” he added.
All the people of Islamic faith were not taking part in terrorist
Islamic villages which
want to live in peace were cooperating
with the government.
Humanitarian assistance was
provided through the Red Cross
There were coordination
meetings between the
government and Denmark, the
United States, Britain, Australia
and the European Commission,
which were the donor countries
for the Red Cross Movement
Currently there are over
26,000 displaced persons in Sittway. Food, education and health
services were already arranged.
It was also arranged to return the
refugees to their original places. The relief camps won’t exist too
long, the minister added.