"Concerning national reconciliation and internal peace,
what counts is for all participants to discuss on the basis of
what they can give rather than what they would like to take"
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Aid from the UN, the Rakhine State Government and NGOs has flowed into two local communities in northern Rakhine State, where unrest occurred following attacks by violent armed men on border posts on October 9 that killed nine police officers.The Rakhine State Government and the organization One More delivered food to 318 households from five village tracts in Maungtaw Township yesterday. The aid included 79 bags of rice, 159 viss of cooking oil, 159 viss of beans, 159 viss of salt plus basic medicines. [Global New Light of Myanmar: 11 December 2016]
Mr Chris Carter, UN senior adviser for Rakhine state,and officials left Sittway for Maungtaw by watercraft on Friday morning and visited the villages of the two communities in the northern and southern parts of Maungtaw.
NRPC (National Reconciliation and Peace Center)
NRPC aims to set policies and guidelines for ensuring the successful implementation of national reconciliation and peace process and is formed with the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as chairperson, Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe as Vice Chairman 1 and Dr Tin Myo Win, Chairman of Preparatory Committee for Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong as Vice Chairman 2 and eight other members who are the union ministers, Union Attorney General, senior military officers from the Ministry of Defence and members of parliament and a secretary.
The NRPC is obliged to lay down policies and guidelines for national reconciliation and internal peace, coordinate for availability of international assistance in peace process and seek ways and means to form a democratic federal union.
The order to form NRPC was signed by President U Htin Kyaw on 11 July 2016.