Rohingya refugee issue will not end
KUALA LUMPUR May 21 – The issue of Rohingya refugees there will be no end as long as the United Nations (UN) did not intervene to insist on Myanmar to stop the crime of genocide that has lasted over 70 years.
President of the Association of Human Rights Malaysia Myanmar Ethnic Rohingyas (MERHROM), Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani said that if the United Nations continues to close your eyes and take a hands-off attitude, the refugee issue will continue, bringing the Rohingya community had to find a place to escape.
“The brutality and repression against the people, have occurred since 1942, but now the Myanmar government has the option of whether to ethnic detained in a concentration camp (which may be tortured, killed, raped or left to starve), or take a boat to leave the country.
“So they have no choice, so they act to take a boat and swept into the ocean without shame direction, it may be better than direct victim of the crime of genocide,” he said when contacted by Utusan Malaysia here today.
Accordingly, Zafar Ahmad stressed that the UN has the power and if they intervene and control the situation in Myanmar, the refugee problem would be terminated.
“Who wants to be a refugee and actions fled to countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand not to their liking, but had to because there was no place to go.
“Why the UN is still silent and did not insist, while Myanmar has conducted various atrocities not only violated, but also goes beyond the violation of human rights through the atrocities committed,” he said.
Zafar Ahmad also claimed that, so far there are still seven boats and washed away in a sea of Myanmar and Bangladesh involving between 5,000 to 6,000 Rohingya.
“The Myanmar government providing these boats so that ethnicity can be expelled,” he said.
He added that ASEAN should also insist on the Myanmar issue, thereby helping and defending the fate of the persecuted Rohingya.
“If ASEAN insists or decides cooperation with Myanmar, may urge it will put pressure on the government of that country from continuing to oppress ethnic,” he said.