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BACKGROUND OF MYANMAR ETHNIC ROHINGYA HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION MALAYSIA (MERHROM)
MERHROM is a focal point for Rohingya issues in Malaysia as well as in Arakan State of Myanmar. MERHROM was established in 1998 by its founder Mr. Zafar Ahmad bin Abdul Ghani. MERHROM’s main works are focusing on advocacy, rights protection, public awareness, community development, health, education, family related issues and issues related to Islamic faith. MERHROM has carried out its duty to the maximum level for the past 21 years despite not having funding from any agencies. Despite having very limited resources MERHROM continues to carry out the programs within its capacity endlessly.
Recognition as citizen of Myanmar with full rights without discriminations.
Strive for the rights protections for Rohingya community in Malaysia, our homeland and in exile.
Re-build the Rohingya community to reach their full potential in society through education and trainings.
NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
ADVISOR TAN SRI DATUK SERI SYED HAMID BIN SYED JAAFAR ALBAR
INTERNAL ADVISOR MASLINA BINTI ABU HASSAN
Tel: 6018-246 2018
PRESIDENT ZAFAR AHMAD BIN ABDUL GHANI
Tel: 6016- 6827287 / 6011-58888 505
VICE PRESIDENT 1 MOHD HUSSEIN BIN MOHD NASIM
Tel: 6012- 3493312
VICE PRESIDENT 2 HARUN RASYID BIN MD HABI
Tel: 6014- 9081915
SECRETARY GENERAL MUHAMMAD RAFIK BIN ABDUL GHANI
ASST. SECRETARY HUSSIN AHMED BIN MOGUL AHMAD
Tel: 6014-2269 680
TREASURER HAFIZ DIL MOHD BIN ABDUL SYUKUR
Tel: 6018- 282 5994
ASST. TREASURER MOHAMMAD SADEK BIN ABU TAHER
Tel: 6016-6791 700
MERHROM STATE LEADERS
KEDAH MOHD KARIM BIN ELIAS
PENANG CHUKKUR BIN MOHD HUSSIN
Tel: 6018- 389 2932
PERAK MOHD HASSAN BIN MIYA HUSON
WP KUALA LUMPUR MOHD HASHIM BIN ZAKIR AHMAD
Tel: 6014- 9592630
SELANGOR SANAMULLAH BIN HALU
Tel: 6010- 2949136
NEGERI SEMBILAN NOOR MOHAMAD BIN MOHD KHIR
Tel: 6010-501 2324
MELAKA JAMAL HUSSIN BIN NABIR HUSSEIN
Tel: 6011- 27004309
JOHOR SALEMA BI BI BINTI ASHARUL MIAH @
Tel: 6017-732 4677
TIMBALAN JOHOR: Mahamad Rahat Bin Mustafa
Tel: 6010- 7892566
PAHANG MOHAMMAD JAKIR BIN MOHD SALIM
KELANTAN MAMUN RASHID BIN ASSGOR ALI
Tel: 6017- 948 1475
TERENGGANU ABDUL RAHMAN BIN MOHD SALIM
Tel: 6018- 910 5139
PERLIS MOHAMAD HELU
Tel: 6019-5138142 / 6014- 2651021
MERHROM has done lots of advocacy work both at local and International level with various Stakeholders particularly with the Malaysian government, foreign government, Diplomatic Missions, United Nations, United Nation High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR), UN Special Rapportuer, Special Envoy, Human Rights Commission, Non-governmental organizations, Media, Academician, Universities and Researchers.
- RIGHTS PROTECTION
MERHROM continuously work for the rights protection of Rohingya refugees and asylum seekers particularly on the right to work, treatment and education as Malaysia is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention. Malaysian government allows refugees and asylum seekers to seek protection here but the delay in refugee determination process by the UNHCR put thousands of them at risk of arrest and detention. As a result many of them face long detention due to slow intervention by the UNHCR. MERHROM constantly intervene in the case of arrest and detention and take necessary actions for their release.
MERHROM constantly raise awareness on the Rohingya plights particularly with the Malaysian public, civil society groups, students, as well as the International Community through its blog, printed media as well as social media channels.
- COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MERHROM constantly engaging its community leaders and members in various program including meeting, workshop, rountable discussion, forum, conferences and talks to empower them with knowledge and experience especially on human rights, refugee rights, Malaysian laws, regulations and culture as well as health issues. MERHROM will continuously find a way to further empower the Rohingya Community in order to help our community.
- EDUCATION & TRAINING
Education and Training is a vital component for the development of Rohingya community. MERHROM had an Education Centre for few years but had to close down due to lack of Resources. At the moment MERHROM is in the process to re-establish MERHROM Education Centre. We welcome the support from anyone to help us to establish the centre and provide the best education for the Rohingya community.
MERHROM was recognized as a focal point on Rohingya issues at local and International level. MERHROM was constantly consulted and interviewed by various Stakeholders at different levels
MERHROM constantly invited to be a Resource Person at various meeting, forum, roundtable discussion and conferences
Due to continuous MERHROM’s advocacy work together with local and international human rights organization and the foreign government particularly the United States government through the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian Government stop the deportation of refugees to the Thailand border in 2010. The decision of the Malaysian government to stop the deportation of refugees to Thailand border saves thousands of refugees from the human trafficking syndicate.
Since its establishment in 1998, MERHROM had intervened for the release of the Rohingya refugees and asylum seekers from arrest and detention
MERHROM has assisted lots of Rohingya refugees in their Resettlement process to the third countries
MERHROM constantly having good networking with local and international media to advocate for the rights protection of Rohingya, to stop Rohingya Genocide and promotion of genuine democracy in Myanmar
In 2015 MERHROM collected RM139, 000 in goods and cash to assist the Malaysian flood victims in Kelantan
In 2018, Zafar Ahmad bin Abdul Ghani, President of MERHROM was elected as Malaysian Rohingya Chief, Malaysian Rohingya Council (MRC)
MERHROM constantly advocates for the rights protections for Rohingya refugees for the past 21 years despite not having funding
MERHROM continuously receive invitation from the International Organizations to participate at the International meetings and Conferences. However, the President of MERHROM cannot travel overseas as he do not have travel document.
MERHROM successfully organized the 1st MERHROM Football League on 13th to 16th September 2019 in Kedah State.
(Please refer to MERHROM Blog and Facebook)
MERHROM welcome any volunteers to be involved in the community work on a daily basis. Volunteering with MERHROM will provide you with abundance of experiences on refugee lives and struggles. MERHROM continuously have student and youth groups conducting various program with the Rohingya children and community.
MERHROM provide opportunity for Interns both local and International to understand better the plights of Rohingya and our survival. Internship will give you an overview of MERHROM’s work on various areas to protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. There is no limit for an Internship with MERHROM as long as you willing to know more about the Rohingya.
MERHROM has contributed a lot to the local and International Research on Rohingya issues. The researchers came from different sectors including human rights organizations, Universities, academicians, students and non-governmental organizations.
The main challenge in MERHROM’s work is funding. MERHROM cannot be registered as an organization in Malaysia and therefore restricted the organization to receive any funding for its program. Mr. Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani, President of MERHROM used his own resources to accomplish the work of MERHROM.
Due to financial constraints, lots of planned program for the community development cannot be implemented. However within its limited resources MERHROM continues its advocacy, rights protection and awareness at different level with various Stakeholders.
We welcome everyone to support MERHROM’s work in order to regain the rights of ethnic minority Rohingya in Arakan State as well as in exile. The support from every sector to the ethnic Rohingya is crucial as we are the Genocide Survivors of long decades Genocide. Therefore, MERHROM welcome all kind of support, contributions and partnership in order to help us to implement our programs.
How you can support MERHROM and the Rohingya community?
- Financial support for the MERHROM Education Centre and implementation of MERHROM’s program
- Contribute Educational Materials for the Education Centre
- Provide skill trainings to the Rohingya community
- Organize sessions for the Rohingya community
- Material support and psychological support
- Help MERHROM to organize fundraising for our program
- Organize talk at your School, Collage or University to better understand the Rohingya Genocide
- Sponsor Back to School Program
- Sponsor Rohingya refugee for higher Education
- Sponsor nutritious food for Rohingya children
- Contribute to our Urgent Appeal for Crisis Intervention e.g flood victims, fire victims, accident case, health problem that need urgent treatment
- Help us to implement Livelihood Program
- Organize Health Camp/health program with the Rohingya community
- Organize program with Rohingya refugees especially women and children
- Organize outdoor educational program for the Rohingya children for exposure
- Visit the Rohingya community to better understand our survival
- Contributions for Hari Raya Eidul Fitri & Hari Raya Qurban
- Continuous Research & Studies on Rohingya Genocide and Rohingya Plights
- Advocates for refugee rights
- Write to your own government, Asean government, OIC, European Union, US government and United Nations to take actions to Stop Rohingya Genocide.
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Tel No. +6016 6827287 (President of MERHROM)
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