Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) appeal for the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York to find permanent solution to the Rohingya Genocide.

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) appeal for the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York to find permanent solution to the Rohingya Genocide.

These are the real challenges for the United Nations leaderships as the mandated body to stop the Rohingya Genocide. We have been watching worldwide the impact of Rohingya Genocide but until now the Genocide continue. This meant we have not learnt anything from the Rwanda Genocide. The failure for the United Nations to stop Rohingya Genocide is the failure of the United Nations leaderships and the rest of world leaders in this 21stcentury to restore peace and humanity.The world will be watching who will take the challenge and make a difference to the world.

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 call upon the United Nations Security Council, World Leaders and the International Community to intervene immediately to restore peace and save Rohingya in Arakan State particularly in Arakan State Township now. Delay intervention caused more Rohingya to die at this last stage of Rohingya Genocide.
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In Arakan State now Rakhine State, we cannot speak for ourselves as there will be repercussion on us. Therefore we need you to speak for us. Our liberty has been taken away. Therefore we need your liberty to promote ours. 

We look for a permanent Solution to our plight. However we cannot struggle alone. Therefore we need the Urgent Intervention and peace  from the outside world to change our fate. We cannot delay our ACTION as it will only allow more Rohingyas to die.

Therefore we urgently Appeal to the Honorable World Leaders , EU, OIC, ASEAN and United Nations  Members States countries to  appeal for the 75th United Nations General Assembly now (UNGA) in New York  to find permanent solution to the Rohingya Genocide.

1.     add more pressure to the Myanmar government to immediately stop the genocide towards ethnic Rohingya and also others ethnic in Arakan State Myanmar

2.     add more pressure to the junta to recognize ethnic Rohingya as a citizen of Burma with equal rights. The Citizenship Law 1982 must be change to ensure due recognition of the right to citizenship of the Rohingya in Burma.

3.     urge the United Nations Security Council must send its Peace Keeping Mission to Arakan State urgently to stop and monitor the human rights violations.

4.  We urge United Nations all members states countries fully supporting Rohingya Genocide Gambia filed the case against Myanmar in International Court of Justice (ICJ) and also International Human Rights Organization filed the case in International Criminal Court (ICC) against  Myanmar government.

5.     stop the economic and political relationship with Myanmar until they resolve the genocide, conflict and recognized ethnic Rohingya as the citizen of Burma with equal rights.

6.     the International Humanitarian Organizations must be allowed to provide urgent assistance to the Rohingyas especially for food, medical and shelter.

7.     stop referring Rohingyas as Bengalis as we the ethnic Rohingya are the origin people of Arakan State and not the Bengalis.


Thank you.

Prepared by,

Mr. Zafar Ahmad Bin Abdul Ghani
President
Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
Tel: +6016-6827287
email: rights4rohingya@yahoo.co.uk
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MERHROM APPEALTHE UNITED NATIONS THE 75TH UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPENS THIS SEPTEMBER 2020 AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF GLOBAL PANDEMIC CLIMATE CRISIS ENDING CONFLICT, WAR AND GENOCIDES ARE THE KEY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs).

13 SEPTEMBER 2020                             

Dear Chief Editors,

PRESS STATEMENT

MERHROM APPEALTHE UNITED NATIONS THE 75TH UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPENS THIS SEPTEMBER 2020 AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF GLOBAL PANDEMIC CLIMATE CRISIS ENDING CONFLICT, WAR AND GENOCIDES ARE THE KEY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs).

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) appeal for the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York to find permanent solution to the Rohingya Genocide. International Court of Justice (ICJ) for violating the United Nations’ 1948 Genocide Convention. Prize Laureate activities due to ongoing Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar that lead to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya became Stateless and living in exile which subjected to vulnerable conditions.

We need a massive political pressure in order to end long decades of Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar. Our suffering continues during Covid 19 pandemic due to government systematic persecutions against the ethnic Rohingya.

We strongly hope that this efforts could strengthen the ICJ process led by Gambia. The continuous pressure from the International Community is very crucial to end the Rohingya Genocide. The ethnic Rohingya in Myanmar are not allow to vote and contest in the upcoming election which is the breach of basic human rights and democracy principle

Currently, the Genocide against Rohingya is ongoing. On top of that the fight between the Arakan Army (AA) and the Myanmar Military is still ongoing in Arakan State Township which resulted in the death of Rohingya. The ongoing Genocide and forced Repatriation only increases vulnerabilities to Human Trafficking and exploitations.

We welcome the Resolution adopted by the UN Members Countrys on the situation of Rohingya. The comprehensive arms embargo on Myanmar, targeted sanctions against perpetrators, referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the situation of Rohingya need to be implemented without any delay to save the remaining Rohingya in Myanmar.

We hope TAN SRI DATO’ HJ. MUHYIDDIN BIN HJ. MOHD. YASSIN PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA, Malaysian Prime Minister will continue to highlight our plights in order to find a permanent solution for us. The support from Malaysia and other countries are crucial in ending the Genocide.  

We appeal to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to resume the internet connection in Cox’ Bazar as it is crucial for the Rohingya to communicate with the outside world on the current situation in the refugee camps and in Arakan State. We seek for the continuos support from the Bangladesh government until the United Nations able to end the Rohingya Genocide. 

We appeal to the United Nations and the World Leaders to manifest the Laws that they created for the well being of the people on earth. The United Nations must be able to stop the Conflict, War and Genocide as it was the purpose of its establishment. The failure of the United Nations to stop Conflict, War and Genocide in this 21stCentury contradicts the purpose of existence of the United Nations itself.

Ending Conflict, War and Genocide must be the Top Priority for the 75th UN General Assembly in order to achieve Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). How to achieve these SDGs by 2030 if we cannot stop Conflict, War and Genocide now? How can we ignore the cries and the blood of the women and children? How can we just watch the innocent people have been murdered by their own government and wipe out from their own country? How can we just watch the legitimate government killing their own people in the name of Genocide? How can we just ignore the Perpetrators of the Crimes against Humanity? How can we allow the Perpetrators of the Crimes against Humanity continuously producing refugees and burdening the global community?

We, the Rohingya together with other survivors of Conflict, War and Genocide call upon the United Nations to take realistic actions to End the Conflict, War and Genocide without further delay. The United Nations must use its resources to prevent the Conflict, War and Genocide rather than allowing that happen and spending most of its resources for humanitarian aid globally. We condemned any forms of humanitarian business by any sectors. If Conflict, War and Genocide can be stopped, the resources can be channeled to securing this earth in the name of Climate Action to secure the well being of the global community.

Signed,

Zafar Ahmad Bin Abdul Ghani

President

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)

Tel No: +6016-6827 287

Blog: www.merhrom.wordpress.com          

Email: rights4rohingya@yahoo.co.uk

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Myanmar’s former peace icon suspended from Sakharov Prize

Myanmar's former peace icon suspended from Sakharov Prize

A supporter rides a vehicle decorated with a portrait of Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi during the National League for Democracy’s motorcade campaign in Yangon on Sept. 9 for the upcoming general election. (Photo: AFP)Share this article :    

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been suspended from the Sakharov Prize Community by the European Parliament over her lack of action on the ill-treatment of Rohingya.

On Sept. 10, the European Parliament formally suspended Suu Kyi from all activities of the community.

Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner under the military regime, was awarded the Sakharov Prize in 1990 for embodying the Burmese people’s fight for democracy.

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded for outstanding achievements in the defense of human rights, safeguarding the rights of minorities and respect for international law, among other criteria.

“Today’s decision is a clear response to her lack of action, her aiding and enabling of the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar and her denial of responsibility of her country’s government for the ongoing crimes against this community,” Heidi Hautala, European Parliament vice-president, said in a statement.Related News-Canada, Netherlands join Myanmar genocide lawsuitMyanmar state faces double whammy of conflict and Covid-19Myanmar military accused of failing to prevent mine disasterMyanmar military deserters admit murder, rape

She said Suu Kyi has ignored the European Parliament’s requests and has not lived up to the values which the Sakharov Prize stands for.

“On the contrary, she has made clear her support of the military that has led the assault against the Rohingya,” she added.

Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign-UK, slammed the move as “a completely meaningless gesture.”

“The EU is giving hundreds of millions of euros in aid to Suu Kyi’s government, is training the military-controlled police which took part in genocide, and the EU refuses to implement the UN fact-finding mission’s recommendations,” Farmaner said on Twitter.

“Dozens of companies in the EU are doing business with the military and helping to fund genocide, but the European Parliament thinks suspending Suu Kyi from this award is a priority.” 

Suu Kyi, who came to power following a landslide victory in the 2015 election that formally ended decades of military rule, has been criticized for her moral failure over the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine during a military crackdown.

The 75-year-old one-time democracy icon has also been stripped of several awards including Amnesty International’s Ambassador for Conscience Award.

Rights groups have called for the Nobel committee to revoke her Nobel Peace Prize that she received in 1991.

Suu Kyi remains popular at home, especially among the Bamar majority, but her reputation outside Myanmar has been tarnished over her silence on the ill-treatment of the Rohingya.

Myanmar’s genocide case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has tainted the country’s image but Suu Kyi herself went to The Hague and defended her country against genocide claims, gaining much support from people inside Myanmar.

Businesses tainted by military links

A report by Amnesty International released on Sept. 10 has exposed international businesses financing Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw, including many units directly responsible for crimes under international law and other human rights violations.

Leaked official documents revealed that the Tatmadaw receives huge revenue from shares in Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL), a secretive conglomerate whose activities include mining, beer, tobacco and garment manufacturing.

MEHL has partnerships with a range of local and foreign businesses including Japanese beer multinational Kirin and South Korean steel giant POSCO.

Amnesty International uncovered detailed links between MEHL and the Western Command, which oversees operations in Rakhine state, including atrocities committed against ethnic minorities.

“These documents provide new evidence of how Myanmar’s military benefits from MEHL’s vast business empire and make clear that the military and MEHL are inextricably linked. This is not a case of MEHL unwittingly financing human rights violations — its entire board is composed of high-level military figures,” said Mark Dummett, head of business, security and human rights at Amnesty International.

“The revenue that these military businesses generate strengthens the Tatmadaw’s autonomy from elected civilian oversight and provides financial support for the Tatmadaw’s operations with their wide array of international human rights and humanitarian law abuses,” Marzuki Darusman, chair of the UN’s fact-finding mission, said in August 2019.

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EP removes Aung San Suu Kyi from Sakharov Prize community

EP removes Aung San Suu Kyi from Sakharov Prize community

Myanmar’s de facto leader excluded because of her acceptance of state crimes against the Rohingya minority.21 hours ago

Myanmar has refused accusations of genocide and most allegations of targeted military-led violence against the Rohingya [File: Reuters]
Myanmar has refused accusations of genocide and most allegations of targeted military-led violence against the Rohingya [File: Reuters]

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The European Parliament has removed Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the “Sakharov Prize community” because of her “acceptance” of state crimes against the Rohingya community.

The EU assembly awarded the former democracy campaigner its top human rights prize in 1990, a year before she received the Nobel Peace Prize, but she will no longer be able to take part in events for laureates.

A source close to the EP said the prize had been awarded for Aung San Suu Kyi’s work before 1990 and could not be withdrawn but that this exclusion, made on Thursday, was the strongest sanction available to MEPs.

More than 700,000 Rohingya, a mostly Muslim minority, fled to neighbouring Bangladesh after a bloody crackdown in 2017 by the Myanmar military, which UN investigators have concluded was carried out with “genocidal intent”.

Myanmar has refused accusations of genocide and most allegations of targeted military-led violence, saying that its actions were meant to protect the country against Rohingya “militants”.

In a speech in December at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that lasted about 30 minutes, Aung San Suu Kyi defended her country’s military against allegations of genocide, but she did not use the word Rohingya once, in a 3,379-word speecj.

Critics said her refusal was part of Myanmar’s attempt to strip the minority of their identity and rights.

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MYANMAR ETHNIC ROHINGYA HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION MALAYSIA (MERHROM) WELCOMES THE EFFORTS TO SUSPEND AUNG SAN SUU KYI FROM ALL SAKHAROV PRIZE LAUREATE ACTIVITIES BY EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTS.

Honorable Her Excellency
Dr. Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen
President of the European Commission
Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200
1049 Brussels
Belgium.

9th September 2020

Dear Honorable Her Excellency,

MYANMAR ETHNIC ROHINGYA HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION MALAYSIA (MERHROM) WELCOMES THE EFFORTS TO SUSPEND AUNG SAN SUU KYI FROM ALL SAKHAROV PRIZE LAUREATE ACTIVITIES BY EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTS.

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) welcomes the efforts of the European Parliaments to suspend Aung San Suu Kyi from all Sakharov Prize Laureate activities due to ongoing Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar that lead to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya became Stateless and living in exile which subjected to vulnerable conditions.

We need a massive political pressure in order to end long decades of Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar. Our suffering continues during Covid 19 pandemic due to government systematic persecutions against the ethnic Rohingya.

We strongly hope that this efforts could strengthen the ICJ process led by Gambia. The continuous pressure from the International Community is very crucial to end the Rohingya Genocide. The ethnic Rohingya in Myanmar are not allow to vote and contest in the upcoming election which is the breach of basic human rights and democracy principle.

We call upon the European Commission and Parliaments to continuously strengthening global efforts to end the Rohingya Genocide and return our rights.

We call upon the European Commission and Parliaments to fully 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.

Realizing the importance of ICJ process to the Stateless ethnic minority Rohingya, we hope for greater involvement of the European Commission and Parliaments to end the Rohingya Genocide.

We call upon the European Commission and Parliaments to closely monitor the development in Arakan State as the persecutions against the Rohingya continues. As we are challenge by the Covid 19 pandemic globally, we hope it will not stop the International Community to fight for our justice and dignity.

Note: 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. MERHROM has carried out its duty to the maximum level for the past 22 years despite not having funding from any agencies. Despite having very limited resources MERHROM continues to carry out the programs within its capacity endlessly.

Signed,

Zafar Ahmad Bin Abdul Ghani
President
Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
Tel No: +6016-6827 287
Blog: http://www.merhrom.wordpress.com
Email: rights4rohingya@yahoo.co.uk
Email: rights4rohingyas@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/zafar.ahmad.

Cc:
Honorable His Excellency
David-Maria Sassoli
President
The President Of The European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Bruxelles
Belgium.

Honorable Her Excellency,
Maria CASTILLO FERNANDEZ
Ambassador
European Union Delegation to Malaysia
Menara Tan & Tan, Suite 10.01,207 Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

By Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia ( MERHROM) Posted in Uncategorized

MYANMAR ETHNIC ROHINGYA HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION MALAYSIA (MERHROM) WELCOMES THE EFFORTS TO SUSPEND AUNG SAN SUU KYI FROM ALL SAKHAROV PRIZE LAUREATE ACTIVITIES BY EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTS.

Honorable Her Excellency

Dr. Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen

President of the European Commission

Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200

1049 Brussels

Belgium.

9th September 2020 

Dear Honorable Her Excellency,

MYANMAR ETHNIC ROHINGYA HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION MALAYSIA (MERHROM) WELCOMES THE EFFORTS TO SUSPEND AUNG SAN SUU KYI FROM ALL SAKHAROV PRIZE LAUREATE ACTIVITIES BY EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTS.

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) welcomes the efforts of the European Parliaments to suspend Aung San Suu Kyi from all Sakharov Prize Laureate activities due to ongoing Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar that lead to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya became Stateless and living in exile which subjected to vulnerable conditions.

We need a massive political pressure in order to end long decades of Rohingya Genocide in Myanmar. Our suffering continues during Covid 19 pandemic due to government systematic persecutions against the ethnic Rohingya.

We strongly hope that this efforts could strengthen the ICJ process led by Gambia. The continuous pressure from the International Community is very crucial to end the Rohingya Genocide. The ethnic Rohingya in Myanmar are not allow to vote and contest in the upcoming election which is the breach of basic human rights and democracy principle.

We call upon the European Commission and Parliaments to continuously strengthening global efforts to end the Rohingya Genocide and return our rights.

We call upon the European Commission and Parliaments to fully 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.

Realizing the importance of ICJ process to the Stateless ethnic minority Rohingya, we hope for greater involvement of the European Commission and Parliaments to end the Rohingya Genocide.

We call upon the European Commission and Parliaments to closely monitor the development in Arakan State as the persecutions against the Rohingya continues. As we are challenge by the Covid 19 pandemic globally, we hope it will not stop the International Community to fight for our justice and dignity.

Note: 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. MERHROM has carried out its duty to the maximum level for the past 22 years despite not having funding from any agencies. Despite having very limited resources MERHROM continues to carry out the programs within its capacity endlessly.

Signed,

Zafar Ahmad Bin Abdul Ghani

President

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) 

Tel No: +6016-6827 287

Blog: http://www.merhrom.wordpress.com

Email: rights4rohingya@yahoo.co.uk  

Email: rights4rohingyas@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/zafar.ahmad.

Cc:

Honorable His Excellency

David-Maria Sassoli

President

The President Of The European Parliament

Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Bruxelles

Belgium.

Honorable Her Excellency,

Maria CASTILLO FERNANDEZ

Ambassador

European Union Delegation to Malaysia

Menara Tan & Tan, Suite 10.01,207 Jalan Tun Razak,

50400 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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