The ambassador said that the military council is using a “Phyat4Phyat” system to prevent those who need help from getting help.
Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun said that the countries over the world are working to provide humanitarian aid to the people affected by Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar, but the military council is using a “Phyat4Phyat” approach to prevent aid from reaching the people living in the affected areas and conflict areas.
Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun, Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the United Nations, spoke at the Plenary Meeting on Disaster Reduction held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 6th.
He said that more than 450 people, including the Rohingya, were killed in Myanmar due to Cyclone Mocha. Homes, schools, roads, bridges, and agriculture were destroyed as well, and they were facing difficulties such as food, medicine, and temporary shelter.
Thanking the United Nations and the ASEAN Humanitarian Aid Department for their efforts to help those in need in Myanmar, the ambassador said that it is important that this aid reaches those who really need it.
He said that the military council is working to prevent aid from reaching those in need of humanitarian aid, so the United Nations, ASEAN and the international community should work equally to provide aid to those in need.
In addition, he urged them to cooperate with the National Unity Government's Relief and Emergency Management Coordinating Committee, which is connecting with those in need of assistance.