Saturday, July 21, 2012
Asean conference on Rohingya crisis
Sin Chew Jit Poh
KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 (Bernama) -- An international conference on the crisis of violence against Rohingyas in Arakan, Myanmar, will be held on Aug 14 to derive at a solution involving Asean members.
Malaysian International Islamic Cooperation Institute president (Ikiam) Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin said the location of the conference would be decided soon and was expected to be attended by Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the region.
"The aim of the conference, among others, is to create a big group which can voice out and help the Rohingyas, in terms of supplies and contribution of basic and daily needs.
"Although the crisis of violence had existed for a long time, no power or voice was capable of carrying out a mission on humanitarian aid to the area," he told a press conference here today.
He said it was hoped the conference would at least, help the Rohingyas emerge from oppression and violence, thus paving the way for peace and hope for a better life.
Also present was Malaysian Muslim Chamber of Commerce and Industry honorary adviser Datuk Seri Dr Jalil Siam.
Dr Jalil said it was not impossible for the conference to get the cooperation of countries in the region.
He said the conference could be the trigger for all peace processes, including discussing problems and challenges in creating an aid mission by a coalition from Asean to the problematic area.
At a separate press conference, Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (Abim) international bureau committee member Adli Zakuan said Abim, with the cooperation of the Global Peace Mission (GPM) had successfully built a network with Islamic NGOs in Yangon for humanitarian aid mission to Arakan.
Dijemput NGO menyertai Persidangan penting ini.
Sila kemukakan persetujuan ke:-
Mohd Shamsuddin Damin -- Tel: 019-237 7887
Institut Kerjasama Islam Antarabangsa (IKIAM)
Saudara Abd Jalil Nasir -- Tel: 013-512 1003
Dewan Perdagangan Dan Perindustrian Muslim Malaysia
Helmi Ibrahim -- Tel:- 016-366 8948
Pusat Kajian Dan Pembangunan Kemanusiaan Rohingya - Malaysia
Institut Kerjasama Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (IKIAM)
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