Media team interviews local authorities and visits IDP camps in Sittwe

A media team consists of local journalists and foreign correspondents interviewed local authorities and visited IDP camps in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan on April 1, a displace person Maung Tin said from IDP camp of  Sittwe.
The team arrived back to Sittwe from Rangoon on April 1, in the morning, but reason is not known to the public, he added.

After arrival, they held a meeting with state government ministers, at the meeting, minister of Electricity, Industry and Transport of the Rakhine State Government U Aung Kyaw Zan and state Minister for Development Affairs of the government U Min Aung explained the efforts of the government, stated in Myanmar News Agency.

Rakhine state government has been making efforts for the stability, improvement of transportation and supplying power in Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung Townships, they said in the meeting, the news agency also said.

The state ministers deceived the local journalists and foreign correspondents again. There are no development of power supplying, stability and transportation in Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathidaung Townships. For instance, in Maungdaw Town, the power supply is from 6 pm to 10 pm since 2012. The Power supplying is no changed, said a dweller of Maungdaw Town on condition of anonymity.

For stability, the authorities concerned do not do anything, but they create problems among the Rohingya people. But they do development in Transportation in other Towns excluding said three Towns, he added.

Meanwhile, the government would shut down unnecessary IDP camps, according to government.

But, it is only a lip service because of pressure from UN Human Rights, EU and other world community. “We need implementation,” said Maung Ni from Sittwe.

During the visit to—Gawdupha, Thetke Pyin and Dar Paing IDP camps, the displaced persons uttered the hope that they want the situation in Rakhine state to return to the normality before 2012, Zahid from Dar Paing IDP camp said.

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