Chairman of the State Administration Council Senior General Min Aung Hlaing once said the Myanmar nationals stranded in foreign countries for many years should return to the country and arrangements will be made to bring back those nationals as quickly as possible during the meeting of the Union Government held on 2 February.
Therefore, the three Myanmar navy vessels-Mottama, Thanlwin, Shin Phyu Shin- led by Brig-Gen Naing Min Kyaw left for Lumut Jetty of Malaysia on 15 February to repatriate Myanmar nationals stranded in Malaysia.
The three vessels arrived at Lumut Jetty of Malaysia on the morning of 21 February, and the Myanmar Embassy in Malaysia and Malaysian immigration authorities transferred a total of 1,086 Myanmar nationals. The ships left for the country on that evening.
The returnees got the certification of identification and completed COVID-19 tests. The officials also provided medical checks, clothes and other commodities.
The officials of the Myanmar Navy will provide the needed things for the returnees like a reunion with their family members, job opportunities, safety and healthcare services on the way. The navy ships carrying Myanmar nationals will arrive in Myanmar on 27 February.
Although it failed to bring back the Myanmar nationals stranded in Malaysia in former government term, the repatriation is successful now, it is learnt.—MNA