Hopes Are High For New Myanmar Government To Solve Rohingya Issues - DMDI
|Muslim Rohingya people shelter in Myanmar's Rakhine state, May 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Soe Than Win)|
December 2, 2015
MELAKA -- The soon-to-be formed Myanmar's new government led by Aung San Suu Kyi is hoped to take the necessary and effective measures to resolve issues involving the Rohingyas in the country, says President of the Malay World Muslim World (DMDI), Senator Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam.
The senator said it was also hoped that the new government would be more open and democratic, and would recognise the ethnic minority so that they could live like normal citizens of Myanmar.
He said the issues, which include the recognition as citizens, security protection and human rights, involving the Rohingyas should be resolved immediately so that the community would not become refugees in their own country.
"This is in line with the resolutions of the 16th DMDI Convention held in Jakarta in October last year, which called on Myanmar to take the responsibility for the Rohingyas.
"It is hoped that the NLD (National League for Democracy) under Suu Kyi's leadership would give the recognition to the Rohingyas, and not let be refugees," he told Bernama through an SMS here today.
Last month, Suu Kyi's party won a majority of seats in Myanmar parliament, giving it a clear path to select the new president.
Mohd Ali said DMDI would also like to congratulate the NLD for its victory and hoped that the transition of power and the formation of the new government would run smoothly according to the principles of democracy.