Published: Tuesday September 25, 2012 MYT 11:19:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday September 26, 2012 MYT 5:32:31 PM
Ship leaves for Myanmar with Malaysian aid for Rakhines
By A. RUBAN
PORT KLANG: A ship carrying 500 tonnes of necessities for internally displaced Rakhines has left for Myanmar.
The Sinar Bima commercial vessel was flagged off by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at Northport Tuesday.
"We hope that through this effort, the world will realise that Malaysia is a caring country," he told reporters before sending off the ship.
The humanitarian aid by Kelab Putera 1Malaysia was previously scheduled to leave here earlier this month but was denied clearance by the authorities in Myanmar.