KACHIN REFUGEES IN MALAYSIA SEND OPEN LETTER TO MYANMAR PRESIDENT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Kachin refugees in Malaysia yesterday sent an open letter to Myanmar President U Win Myint, asking him to stop human rights violations against the Kachin people.

Kachin Refugee Committee Malaysia President Htu Lai Magawng said the letter was delivered to the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur and received by an embassy official.

According to Lai Magawng, today (June 9, 2018) marks the start of the Myanmar army attacks on the Kachin seven years ago and since then, the Kachin ethnic minority group had become the target of a micro- genocide campaign.

He said in the open letter, Kachin refugees in Malaysia want Win Myint to keep his promise to prevent human rights violations by stopping military attacks against the ethnic minority in their home state of Kachin.

In the letter, the committee, representing some 9,000 refugees, also urged Win Myint to uphold his inaugural presidential pledge that ‘More efforts need to be exerted to prevent human rights violations’.

The escalating conflict in Kachin has displaced more than 100,000 civilians, trapped many communities in inhumane conditions and caused the loss of civilian lives, property and livelihood.

Source: NAM News Network