26 AUGUST 2020
MYANMAR ETHNIC ROHINGYA HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION MALAYSIA (MERHROM) ETHNIC ROHINGYA GENOCIDE REMEMBER DAY ON 25TH AUGUST 2017 ACTION TO END ROHINGYA GENOCIDE NEVER AGAIN.
Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) Ethnic Rohingya Genocide Remember On 25th August 2017 Never Again. We would like to thank the Gambia Government for filing a case against Myanmar on 11 November 2019 at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for violating the United Nations’ 1948 Genocide Convention. This is very significant action by the Gambia Government as it will pave the way for Justice for the Rohingya Genocide survivors.
We need a massive political pressure in order to end long decades of Rohingya Genocide as the state systematic persecutions against the Rohingya is ongoing in the Arakan State of Myanmar. The situation becomes worst especially now in the Buthidaung Township and few other Townships as the war between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army (AA) started early this year. Recently few Rohingya villagers have been kidnapped by the Arakan Army. To date there is no news about them. Both Myanmar military and the Arakan Army continuously extort money from Rohingya villagers. Failing that the Rohingya villagers will be arrested and tortured.
The filing of the case at the ICJ by a small country like Gambia must spark the huge human rights countries such as USA, Great Britain, Canada, France and the rest of the European countries to take similar action. The rest of the countries must support the Gambia initiative and must begin to start their own significant action to end the Rohingya Genocide.
Following the positive action by the Gambia Government, we call upon the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) to urgently call ASEAN member states to concretely discuss on how to further strengthen this process. As the Human Rights Commission exists to promote and protect human rights, it is timely for them to take concrete actions to deal with the ongoing Rohingya Genocide.
We really hope the major countries that currently hosting the Rohingya refugees such as Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, Arab Saudi to take similar action as these countries have to face many challenges as a result of Rohingya Genocide. We need the significant intervention of the other countries so that we can return home safely when the Genocide is over, our citizenship is return to us and our rights are guaranteed.
We demand the full enforcement of the Genocide Convention 1948 in order to end the Genocide and making the perpetrators accountable for the Rohingya Genocide. The United Nations, Human Rights Institutions and the international community must fully utilize the Genocide Convention without immunity to end the Rohingya Genocide.
The ICJ will hold the first public hearings from 10th – 12th December 2019. This mark the World Human Rights Day on the 10th December and it is very crucial that the Stakeholders give full attention to monitor and evaluate to the whole process of the hearing. The support from the other government and the international community is very crucial for the Rohingya Genocide survivors.
As 10th December was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations and the international community must review the success of the United Nations to prevent war and Genocide globally and taking further actions to maintain peace in the world.
We regret the use of the veto power in the process of delivering justice to the survivors of Genocide. It has to revamp to make sure justice is done. It is obvious Myanmar has committed Genocide against ethnic minority Rohingya. Lets us not give other name to it. We cannot remains in self denial while Rohingya Genocide is ongoing and tremendously impacted the rest of the world. Myanmar must be made accountable on the Rohingya Genocide. We hope the Gambia’s initiative will pave the way to end the oldest Genocide in the world and this will mark another history in the world.
We regret Aung San Suu Kyi as Nobel Prize winner who fought for human rights and democracy will defend Myanmar against Genocide accusation. We regret Aung San Suu Kyi forget how much the Rohingya fought for her freedom and the rest of political prisoners from her political party. We regret she turn blind eyes on the Rohingya sacrifies on her.
We demand the international community to closely monitor the development in Arakan State as the persecutions against the Rohingya might increase. We hope the 2020 will bring lights and hope for the Rohingya Genocide survivors and the remaining people on earth. We hope Justice will be delivered to those who lost their lives in the hand of Genocide regime.
Therefore we call upon:
I. United Nations Security Council to immediately deploy peace keeping force into Arakan State to stop ongoing Rohingya Genocide
II. United Nations and its member states must immediately impose an economic boycott, arm embargo and targeted sanction to Myanmar
III. United Nations and its member states must actively engage in the process of bringing the perpetrators of Rohingya Genocide to be accountable for crimes against humanity
IV. All countries must demonstrate its political will to stop Rohingya Genocide and uphold the rights of Stateless Rohingya minority in line with Universal Declarations of Human Rights (UDHR) and other human rights Conventions.
V. The investment and trade with the Myanmar government must be halt immediately until the Myanmar government stop the Rohingya Genocide and recognize ethnic minority Rohingya as citizen.
VI. The investment and trade with all counties that support Myanmar must be halt immediately
Zafar Ahmad Bin Abdul Ghani
Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
Tel No: +6016-6827 287
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