Wangyuh meets Myanmar Ambassador over Naga villages

Dimapur, Nov 24 (MExN): Lok Sabha MP from Nagaland W Wangyuh Konyak has demanded from the Ambassador of Myanmar (Burma) U Kyi Thein that burning of Naga village churches and granaries in the Burmese territory must stop and ensure that basic amenities and developmental undertakings be provided to the Naga villagers. The Lok Sabha MP called on the Myanmar Ambassador November 23 at New Delhi.  

During discussions the MP submitted to Thein a list of all Naga villages within the territory of Burma and requested that the stated demands be pursued with the Government of Myanmar for ‘development of the villages’. Konyak highlighted the need of Naga villagers for basic amenities like healthcare, water-supply, sanitation, electricity, education and road communication and that these should be provided by the Junta. The MP also handed over a copy of a letter written to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on May 24, 2006 over the same matter.

Konyak also made known to the Myanmar Ambassador that burning of village churches and granaries should stop henceforth. U Kyi Thein, on his part assured the MP that the matter forwarded would be taken up with the Government of Myanmar to “resolve the problems” and provide basic amenities to the villages.