The Rohingya people during a protest outside the Embassy of Myanmar in Ampang Hilir, Kuala Lumpur. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette / 25 NOVEMBER 2016
KUALA LUMPUR – The Myanmar Government is urged to end its policy of discriminating and denying citizenship to the Rohingya ethnic by amending its 1982 Myanmar Citizenship Law.
According to the UMNO Youth Exco, Fairuz Jamaludin, the amendment would enable the Rohingya people being recognised as Myanmar citizens, based on the evidences including historical events.
“Rohingya issue should be given equal attention by the Muslims globally, especially the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
“The organisation should not merely ‘criticise’ the cruelty but they need to act more effectively and proactively in overcoming the issue.
“The ASEAN should also help in resolving the conflicts in Myanmar, as a member of ASEAN,” he said in his Facebook post.
Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) need to give continuous support to these minorities by urging Myanmar to make policy changes on the oppressed Rohingya people.
For that, Malaysia should protest their brutality by temporary suspending trade with Myanmar by shutting down its embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
“The Malaysian government should also send the humanity assistance team by urging the Myanmar government to cooperate.
“The Noble Prize given to Aung Aung San Su Kyii should also be revoked for her silence on her country’s cruel regiment towards the Rohingya Muslims.
“The issue will still go back to the UN. They have the power. If UN can stop the oppression in Rakhine, the ethic will not flea all over the world,” he said.
He also said that no one should blame the Malaysian Government which turned away the Rohingya people who tried to land in the waters of Malaysia in mass.
“To the NGO who condemned the government. Have you forgotten that Malaysia has given all sorts of help to this ethnic?
“Besides the humanity mission and the protection given to almost 100,000 registered Rohingya refugees, Malaysia is also managing a field hospital at the Cox’s Bazaar (refugee’s camp in Bangladesh).
“However, food aid etcetera were also given to their ships. That’s enough,” he said.
He added, while the country is facing with the Covid-19 outbreak, the government’s action was in the heart of national security.
“If one of them carries the virus, it will spread to Malaysia.
“Besides the Covid-19 issue, the Rohingya ethnic also threatens other security issues,” he added. -MalaysiaGazette