Rab, Apr

Michelle Yeoh Visits Rohingya Refugee Camp And Praises PM

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COX’S BAZAR - Actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, who is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme, praised Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the Government’s efforts to help Rohingya refugees.

She said the Prime Minister and the country had done amazing work on the issue and it was very important for Malaysia as a neighbouring country to help the Rohin­gya who faced suffering and oppression in Myanmar.

“We are very proud to recognise the fact that the Prime Minister was the one who championed this in the first place as a good neighbour and doing the right thing as a human being.

“He has shown great leadership together with the Bangladeshi government with our partners in Saudi (Arabia) and UAE (United Arab Emirates),” she told reporters during her visit to the Rohingya refugees’ area here on Saturday.

On Saturday, the Prime Minister flagged off the Rohingya Humani­tarian Aid Mission and special delegation to visit the Malaysian field hospital in Cox’s Bazar at the Subang military air base.

The team comprised 57 representatives from the Prime Minister’s Office, Malaysian Armed Forces and seven members of the media.

The mission would evaluate the impact of assistance provided by Malaysia so far, besides ensuring that the field hospital would be equipped with adequate resources to tackle the medical situation involving the Rohingya refugees.

Jen Raja Mohamed Affandi said Malaysia would look into ways to further improve and upgrade the services provided by the field hospital so as to provide better services, especially to Rohingya refugees.

“When we get back (to Malaysia), we will prepare a report on the proposals,” he told Malaysian reporters after visiting the hospital.