h.e Dr. Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen
President of the European Commission
Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200
4th February 2021
DEAR H.E DR. URSULA,
MERHROM TO HUMBLY REQUEST THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND WORLD LEADERS TO CONTINUE PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE MYANMAR MILITARY JUNTA TO RESPECT DEMOCRACY, RULE OF LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS, THE CONSTITUTION AND TO STOP THE ROHINGYA GENOCIDE.
My name is Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani, President of Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM). deeply worried about the situation in Myanmar following the coup by the Myanmar military. The most worrying things are the impact of the coup on democracy in Myanmar, the impact on Stateless Rohingya Genocide Survivors in Arakan State, the impact on other ethnic minorities and the impact on the neighbouring countries particularly Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
We, the Rohingya are very worried the military will launch several Genocide attacks on the Rohingya ethnic minority within a year of military holding power. Ethnic minority Rohingya is the most prosecuted ethnic in the world who faced ongoing Genocide in Myanmar for long decades. During the civilian government, the Rohingya continuously facing Genocide.
Following the coup, we are worried more Rohingya and other ethnic groups would become refugees in neighbouring countries. This will increase the case of human trafficking and boat people.
Madam President, we are very worried that democracy and human rights will disappear in Myanmar. Democracy and the human rights are the only hope for the Rohingya to end the Rohingya Genocide and restoring our citizenship in Myanmar.
There are many indicators to show that democracy is too difficult to sustain in Myanmar. The efforts for democracy were easily deleted by the junta. The citizenship of the Myanmar citizen was easily terminated. The national identification paper easily confiscated. The property of the people arbitrarily confiscated. The election results are easily rejected by the military.
The result of the 2020 Election clearly shows the rejection of the Myanmar people for the military government. The election result clearly shows the hope and desire of the Myanmar people for democracy. But what option do we have?
Madam President, as long as Genocide occurs, there will be no democracy. Therefore, we ask for your sincere and earnest commitment to stop the Rohingya Genocide as the first step in realizing real democracy in Myanmar and saving the lives of the people. The road to democracy must start from the root by restoring the citizenship of the Rohingya and guaranteeing the rights of all ethnic groups in Myanmar. There is no democracy as long as the Rohingya are not allowed to vote because the Rohingya are legitimate Myanmar citizens before being stripped of their citizenship in 1982. There is no democracy as long as the people are oppressed.
Madam President, we appeal to you to take the following steps to ensure that democracy survives and is practiced in Myanmar:
- To lead coordinated economic and financial sanctions targeted at Myanmar military bureaucrats and conglomerates
- To lead efforts to prosecute Myanmar top military generals for Genocide, war crimes and human rights violations (as stated in the UN Fact Finding Mission 2018)
- To lead efforts to establish real democracy, stop Rohingya Genocide, war crimes and human rights violations in Myanmar
We hope the suffering of the Myanmar people will end particularly during the challenging Covid-19 Pandemic.
We thank you very much for your sincere commitment and intervention to stop the Rohingya Genocide and establishment of real democracy and human rights in Myanmar. We look forward to your active interventions to uphold democracy and human rights globally.
Mr Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani
Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
Tel No: +6016-6827287
H.E David-Maria Sassoli
The President of The European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Bruxelles
H.E Maria CASTILLO FERNANDEZ
European Union Delegation to Malaysia
Menara Tan & Tan, Suite 10.01,207 Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
|EVERY SUPPORT IS COUNTED & APPRECIATED SUPPORT THE SURVIVORS OF ROHINGYA GENOCIDE|