KUALA LUMPUR: Terengganu government today handed RM2.3 million towards Mercy Malaysia's Rohingya aid mission, and called for continued support for the ethnic minority.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said the donation drive would remain open.
"These are fellow Muslims in desparation.The humanitarian crisis is at a critical level when we hear stories such as Rohingya women choosing prostitution to find a way out," he said.
"This crisis will not end when atrocities stop. The Rohingya will need to stand on their own and we need to help them not just with food or medical aid. They need education and support to live normally."
Razif handed the donation to Mercy Malaysia president Datuk Dr Ahmad Faizal Perdaus in a ceremony here,
Razif also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding involving the state government's halal food production arm T-Kitchen, Brahim's Sats Food Industries Sdn Bhd and the Malay Chamber of Commerce towards mass production and export of traditional Terengganu dishes using flash freezing technology.