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Meiktilar’s Refugees Need Moral Support

Refugees in Meiktilar township need moral support, volunteer sources said.

The military men were on vehicle patrol in and around the town as there had been some rumor on 4 April there, townsfolk said.

There need to be not only resettlement but moral support for refugees, said Ko Thiha a resident volunteer who take part in rehabilitation.

“The 88 Generation in cooperation with actors and actress provided moral support to refugees on 1 April. But as there are many people going through the traumas of acts of violence who still need moral support,” he explained.

He added that a philanthropic organization in Yangon has a plan to provide moral support to Meiktilar’s refugees.

The Myoma market in Meiktilar has been packed with a flurry of buyers and sellers since 30 March as peace and stability has already been restored with the assistance of the military after some riots that occurred in the recent days and the schools temporarily closed will be reopened after Thingyan festival.

Refugees want the authorities concerned to resettle about 700 victims of violence at the camp in No 3, BEHS to their homes undamaged in No 1, Thayagon ward, according to refugee sources.

“Our camp has about 700 refugees. We have lived in peace and brotherhood with the Buddhist residents at the east of our ward for long. Our houses were undamaged because of their help during the recent riots. We don’t want to burden the State with our affairs,” said a refugee there.

Buddhist young men in Meiktila are planning to hold multi religions prayers for peace as done in Yangon and Mandalay, it is learnt.

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  1. We the people are living in 21st century,from 1948.burmese muslims still under fear.why junta regime fails to protect innocent childern,women&elders in the name humenbeing.

  2. We the people are living in 21st century,from 1948.burmese muslims still under fear.why junta regime fails to protect innocent childern,women&elders in the name humenbeing.