Najib condemns violence against Rohingyas
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has condemned the violence against the Rohingyas in Myanmar, and said he was ready to face any eventualities with open support for the ethnic group.
The Prime Minister said he was aware of a statement by the Myanmar government yesterday that it would regard Najib as interfering with its internal affairs should he attend the Rohingya solidarity assembly tomorrow.
Najib, who is also Umno president, however, said he would not be moved by such a threat and that this was the party and the government’s stand.
“I’d like to tell them (Myanmar government) that this is not a question of interfering with their affairs. But this is about defending humanity.
“I will not be moved even an inch, because I will be present at the assembly not just as Najib, but representing the three million Umno members, and this is our stand!” he said during his winding-up speech at the Umno General Assembly, here, today.
“Furthermore, how can they say that this is not our concern when what they are doing will only force the Rohingyas out of the country, and into Malaysia as well,” he added.
Najib pointed out that presently, there were already over 56,000 Rohingyas holding the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards registered in the country.
He said the violent killings and raping of the Rohingyas is not something that is acceptable in the Asean community.
“Asean cannot tolerate any uncivilised and inhumane behaviours, and we urge them to change their attitude.
“This is Umno’s stand. Whatever happens after this, let it happen. We are firm with our stand,” he said, to the roar of some 3,000 delegates present.
Source by: http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2083175