Hadi: West should forget self-interest, help Rohingya
PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang compares the global powers’ quick attack on Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq against the inaction on the Myanmar government.
KUALA LUMPUR: PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang is disappointed with the inaction the world has taken regarding the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
He compared the situation in Rakhine, Myanmar to that of Iraq a decade ago.
Hadi said global powers were quick to attack Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq because they wanted the oil there.
“Economic gain trumps humanity. Where are their hearts?” he said when speaking at the solidarity rally for the Rohingya at the Stadium Titiwangsa, here today.
More than 10,000 – most of whom were Rohingya – attended the rally organised by Yayasan Dakwah Islam Malaysia (Yadim) and other NGOs.
The rally also saw Umno and PAS leaders sharing the stage, including Prime Minister Najib Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, Umno secretary-general Tengku Adnan Mansor and PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan.
Hadi urged international bodies like the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United Nations (UN) to intervene in the crisis.
“The media has reported the Myanmar government as criticizing Malaysia for interfering.
“The Myanmar crisis not only warrants our interference but those of other countries who have signed the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, Geneva Agreements, the OIC, and those who fight for human rights,” he said.
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