LUMPUR, Sept 29 (Bernama) — The first team of 14 volunteers in the
1Malaysia Putera Club Myanmar Humanitarian Mission to help the
Rohingya ethnic minority left for the country at 5 pm Saturday.
Club’s president, Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said the team’s
mission was to provide information on the situation there and monitor
the 40 containers transported earlier by the Simar Birma vessel
containing 500 tonnes of food, medicine and other aid.
Monday, Oct 3, this team will inform us of the suitable time to fly
there,” he told reporters here.
Azeez, who is also a member of the Umno Supreme Council, said the
mission’s medical chief was Datuk Dr Alwi Abdul Rahman, media head,
Ahmad Zaini Kamaruzzaman and leader of the voluntary delegation, Md
that the second team was scheduled to return on Oct 10 he added that
the aid would not be limited to the Muslim Rohingya minority but also
to others who needed it.