A Malaysian parliamentary alliance, comprising members from various regions in the country, has been formed to assist the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the war-ravaged areas in the North and East of Sri Lanka.
The alliance, which consists seven parliamentarians of different races from various regions in the country, will be headed by Dato Joshair Abdul. Another Parliamentarian, Manoharan Marimuttu, has been named as the Secretary of the alliance.
The alliance members also said even after the closure of the IDP centres in the war-torn areas, the IDPs do not have proper plans to enhance their livelihood activities and therefore the alliance will take necessary steps to assist the IDPs.
Several Malaysian parliamentarians, who are of Sri Lankan origin, visited the country’s North to study the situation soon after the war ended. Renowned human rights activist in Malaysia, K. Arumugam, welcoming the formation of the alliance said it was for the first time such a high profile alliance has been formed to assist IDPs in a foreign land.