July 8, 2012 (#AU011)
OIC Calls on to End Violence in Arakan and launcha Probe to Slaughtering of Rohingya
On behalf of the Rohingya community worldwide, the Arakan Rohingya Union wholeheartedly welcomes the statements by HE Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, calling on the Government of Myanmar to immediately order a probe to the massive slaughter of Rohingya people in Arakan (Rakhine) State, Myanmar.
Additionally, the Arakan Rohingya Union also welcomes HE Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu for his relentless efforts in reaching out to the leader of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, to help stop the violence and facilitate the process of bringing peace to Arakan State.
The Arakan Rohingya Union stresses that the government of Myanmar must adhere to core values of democracy and human rights during this important period of democratic reforms, and must not allow violence against Rohingya ethnic minority by Rakhine mobs or Burmese police, Lon Htein, and Nasaka forces in Arakan State. The Government of Myanmar must put an immediate stop to the massive arrests of hundreds of innocent Rohingya men and the serious violations of dignity and honor of Rohingya women by the Burmese forces.
The Arakan Rohingya Union is committed to working closely with OIC and will continue to serve as a resource organization to provide support to the OIC’s immense efforts to help end the violence and bring peace to Arakan State in Myanmar.