As Ayeyarwady Foundation, we were broadly in sympathy with the people of quarantine, who returned from Malaysia recently in this time of COVID-19 crisis.
Taken into account considerably, the foundation contributed 500,000 MMK each to seven victims of positive cases and 100,000 MMK each to 28 returnees of Myanmar people who were retained when they worked in Malaysia. Along with this efforts, we also provided facilities of foods and accommodations for 500 returnees from Malaysia at our quarantine centers in kindness.
I'd learned once about the experience of absolute nightmare from Myanmar migrants, who were detained in Malaysia, when we tried for a thousand of migrants to take them home safely.
In common, young men here left their places with a dream of hope to support the family because of rare job opportunities and lower-income in Myanmar. And they also have to face many ups and downs of life respectively as some could be in development while many were struggling hard.
From my heart, I deeply understand these situations with sympathy because I'd ever worked abroad for many years, and I was with odd-jobs and general works. We are always Myanmar wherever we are. That's why, I wish for all of us to welcome warmly and take a good care of our people, who returned home from different situations.
U Zaw Zaw
May 29, 2020