December 14, 2016

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UN special rapporteur visits Rakhine

UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee visits a school in Kyauktaw. Photo: MNA
UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee visits a school in Kyauktaw. Photo: MNA

UNITED Nations Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Ms Yanghee Lee visited Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu yesterday where they discussed regional development, stability and greater human rights.
U Nyi Pu said that the region would welcome international assistance for development for the second poorest state in the country. Yanghee Lee expressed her sorrow for the losses caused by the recent floods in the region.
“However, I am very happy with the news that State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has given priority to the region’s development,” she said. Yanghee Lee expressed delight at the local government’s strenuous efforts to overcome obstacles in their undertaking.
She also went to Punnagyun Township by a watercraft and met with local people at Thaetat Village.
The UN human rights expert also went to Pannawa Village in Kyawktaw Township and greeted children learning at a school and talked to IDPs.
The delegation arrived back Sittway around 6.30 pm and stopped over there.—Myanmar News Agency

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