Myanmar to evacuate its citizens if Malaysia allows

Myanmar is planning to evacuate its citizens in Malaysia using relief flights if Malaysian government allows, said Aung Myint, Director General of Strategic Studies and Training Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a meeting with Datuk Zahairi Bin Baharim, Malaysian Ambassador for Myanmar on June 22 at the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Yangon.

They discussed about Myanmar migrant workers illegally working in Malaysia, who are facing difficulties.

The Director General said Myanmar government has responsibilities to help its citizens in Malaysia whether they are working in Malaysia illegally or not.

Moreover the Myanmar government can issue identity cards to its citizens after their documents are checked and he requested Malaysian government to free from fine to Myanmar workers, who are facing difficulties during COVID-19 pandemic time.

The Malaysian ambassador said he will report it to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other respective ministries and makes a reply.

Written by Lwin Myo Thu
Source: Eleven Myanmar
Published on 24 June 2020

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