BROUK urges Malaysia Government to take strong actions to stop Rohingya genocide
March 17, 2017
The International Conference of Rohingya (ICR), an event with the theme of “The Plight of the Rohingya: Searching for Solutions,” was held on 14-16 March 2017 at Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Malaysia. The idea of organising the ICR was initiated by YAB Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, when he was addressing the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on the Rohingya issue in September 2016. The ICR is jointly organised by the Institute of Public Security of Malaysia (IPSOM), Amal Foundation of Malaysia (YAM), International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) and the International Federation for Relief and Development Malaysia Chapter. The objective of the conference is to discuss the Rohingya issue, its impact on world geopolitics and to find the best innermost solutions to resolve said issue.
The ICR presented 6 renowned international and local speakers and moderators with vast experience and expertise on the Rohingya issue. They spoke on the multi-dimensional complexities of the Rohingya crisis, focusing on thoroughly selected topics that cover history, racial equality and religion. This included insights from the perspectives of international bodies such as UNHCR and OIC. More than 250 participants from 13 countries attended. The audience included international and local delegations of diverse background, and the participation of humanitarian activists, academicians, researchers from various Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), as well as civil servants.
The three-day conference marks a landmark effort by Malaysia in its pursuit of a humanitarian mission moving toward ending the atrocities and crimes against the Rohingya.
Deputy Prime Minister Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi gave the closing speech of the event and stated that efforts and actions will continue to stop the Rohingya crisis. Malaysia’s Foreign Minister, Dato Sri Anifah Aman, also gave a speech during the dinner at the conference.
BROUK President Tun Khin said "It was a great honour to speak at the International conference on Rohingya 2017.” He expressed many thanks to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and all the people of Malaysia for showing their solidarity to stop the Genocide of the Rohingya. He strongly urged the following points during the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dato' Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Foreign Minister Dato Sri Anifah Aman.
1. To support UN Commission of Inquiry.
2. To bring the Rohingya genocide issue to the Security Council or any other UN assemblies and demand justice and accountability.
3. To put stronger pressure on The Myanmar government to end the Rohingya Genocide.
4. To call an ASEAN meeting to call for effective action to end genocide against the Rohingya in Myanmar.