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Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi Visit Rohingya Refugee in Bangladesh

COX’S BAZAR —  Malaysia will assign a humanitarian and welfare attache to Bangladesh to fulfil the government’s commitment in helping Rohingya ethnic refugees currently sheltered at refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said he would raise the matter in the Cabinet next week to expedite the process.

“The attache, from the National Security Council (MKN) will be based at the Malaysian High Commission in Dhaka. He will assist the high commission’s office not only to coordinate but also ensure that every aid reaches the refugees,” he told Malaysian journalists here, at the end of his two-day working visit to Bangladesh since Sunday.

While visiting the Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, about 35 km from here on Monday, Ahmad Zahid said the MKN would coordinate the process of channelling humanitarian aid to the recipients.

 “This is to ensure that all aid reach the target in addition to ensuring the type of assistance that the refugees need,” he said.

He is confident that with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s commitment, the Foreign Affairs Ministry would be able to initiate the administrative appointment immediately, in a matter of 30 days.

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