BROUK Urged EU Top Officials “Rohingya issue urgently needs to be solved by ASEAN, EU and other International bodies” at European Parliament
May 10, 2015
The 6th Annual European Parliament edition of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival has taken place on 5th, 6th, 7th and 11 of May, 2015 at the premises of the European Parliament. The Film Festival was organised Sakrouv Prize Network People in Need organization. The topics of the screenings and panel discussions include the war in Syria, change in Burma/Myanmar. The screenings and panel discussions on Burma and took place on 6th of May. The Burma panel co-organised by Christian Solidarity Worldwide and was moderated Ben Rogers, Head of East Asia Team of Christian Solidarity Worldwide. The speakers include Tun Khin, the President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, Ranieri Sabatucci, EEAS, Head of the South-East Asia Division, Barbara Lochbihler, Director General of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights from EEAS.
The Panel Members of the European Parliament, journalists, representatives of the EEAS (European External Action Service) and Officials from Burmese Embassy attended. Before the Panel discussion on Burma, Meiktihla stacks film and freedom of expression film shown on the screen.
BROUK President Tun Khin discussed continued supported of the anti-Muslim and anti-Rohingya hate speech in Burma and given impunity by Burmese Authorities. He seriously raised the news of the tragic Rohingya mass graves in Thailand. His main points were the white card issue, an International investigation required on mass graves in Thailand and daily Crimes being Perpetrated by Burmese Government security forces in Arakan.
Tun Khin said to RB News “It is a good timing to raise urgent Rohingya mass graves issue in Thailand. I am glad to see that EU Officials have shown their willingness to cooperate with ASEAN to solve Rohingya issue and white card issue. EU Officials have mentioned ASEAN will not consider anymore that the Rohingya issue is an internal issue for Burma. I also urged EU other international bodies have to call international investigation on Rohingya mass graves and appealed to resettle Rohingya refugees from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and other countries to European union countries as a matter urgency”.
Ranieri Sabatucci, EEAS, Head of the South-East Asia Division and Barbara Lochbihler Director General of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights from EEAS pinpointed their recent visit to Arakan State. Both EU Top Officials also pinpointed their recent discussion with Burmese Ministers of the Rohingya white card issue, Aid Issues and the issue of hate speech.