BROUK President Address to Stop Rohingya Genocide in Burma at Moroccan Parliament
June 9, 2015
BROUK President, Tun Khin, was invited to speak at the Morocco Parliament regarding the current situation of Rohingya on 1st of June. The event was organised by Socialist International and the Ministry of Foreign affairs of Morocco.
At the meeting in the Parliament more than 20 countries' political party members, the Foreign minister of Morocco, NGOs, and Media attended.
At the opening session the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezoua, addressed a key note speech by pointing out the current Rohingya situation. Tun Khin, who was guest speaker at the meeting, presented the Rohingya’s historical background, details about the current situation, information on anti- Muslim hate speech, and also information from the recent Oslo Conference regarding Rohingya and stressed the international community's lack of action.
Tun Khin appealed to the Parliament, “Our people are dying every day. The international community knew it but they are not doing enough. I appeal to not let another Rwanda repeat for Rohingya. Please help end the genocide of more than 1 million Rohingya. The Burmese government’s plan is to drive us out of our own ancestral land and, if any Rohingya is left standing, they intend to build apartheid against us”.
Tun Khin told to RB News “It is a great honour for me to speak at the Moroccan parliament on behalf of Rohingya people. I am glad to see many participants at the meeting express strong concern on our cause, how Burmese government is implementing genocidal acts against our people. I am very grateful to the Moroccan government for their immediate concern, to raise the issue with United State, EU and some members of states in OIC. We really have to keep current momentum to pressure Burmese Government to stop Rohingya Genocide”.
Tun Khin also urged the Moroccan parliament to pressure the Government of Myanmar to do the following:
1. To immediately end its policies and practices of genocide;
2. To restore full and equal citizenship rights of the Rohingya;
3. To institute the right of return for all displaced Rohingya;
4. To effectively provide the Rohingya with all necessary protection; and
5. To actively promote and support reconciliation between communities in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
At the End of the meeting- All the Political Party members from 20 countries agreed to raise Rohingya issue with UN , and their own countries. They also said they would work continuously to put strong pressure on Burma to restore the rights of the Rohingyas.