Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Suu Kyi visits flood victims in Bago Region

Aung San Suu Kyi, the chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) and the Daw Khin Kyi Foundation, visited flood victims in Bago on Monday and offered words of sympathy.

She also donated 300 sacks of rice, 7,500 water bottles, 5,000 oral electrolyte sachets, 2,400 chlorine sachets, which can purify 48,000 gallon of water, to 1,600 victims taking shelter at the indoor stadium on the Shwemawdaw Pagoda Road.

Daw Nyo, one of the victims, said: “She made a substantial contribution and told us to stay calm.”

Then the NLD leader went to the Aungzayar Monastery, where nearly 600 families have taken refuge, and contributed rice, water and medicines.

Suu Kyi also visited the flooded quarters of southern Zaiganaing and Kyunthayar and asked about the livelihood and education status of the children in the area.

Khin Mya Win, a resident in the Kyunthayar Quarter, said:  “Of course, I’m glad to host her [Aung San Suu Kyi]. She asked about our livelihood and if our children go to school. She stopped by while visiting flood victims. She promised to support the children’s education.”

Tin Tin San, a resident of southern Zaiganaing Quarter, said: “I was so excited to receive Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. She asked if all of my four children go to school and urged them to study until they graduate. She said she would visit flood victims in other places.”

The government has also donated rice, oil, water, instant noodles and eggs to flood victims, and the World Food Programme provided nutritious biscuits.

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