MALAYSIA: OVER 70 NGOS SEEK COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF ACTION ON MYANMAR ROHINGYA ISSUE

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — More than 70 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including from Indonesia, Turkey and France participated in the Regional Strategic Meeting on the Rohingya Issue to formulate a joint comprehensive plan of action on the issue.

Co-chairman Mua’amar Ghadafi Jamal Jamaluddin said the coalition of NGOs would lobby their respective governments and use a mass media campaign to pressure the Myanmar Government.

Not only we want the action of the Myanmar Government to be condemned, but we also call for more countries to impose pressure including economic sanctions (on Myanmar) so that this issue can be resolved as soon as possible, he told a press conference here.

Mua’amar Ghadafi said the Rohingya issue needed a mobilisation of pressure from various parties because what the Myanmar’s military was doing was a genocide crime.

He said a draft of regional action plan would be formulated at a conference Tues by the NGOs.

Meanwhile, Turkish activist Ibrahim Carlos expressed hope that the best resolution to the issue could be sought through the conference as well as intervention from more countries and international organisations to stop the atrocities taking place in the Rakhine state.

As an NGO, what we can do is to find strategic solutions and bring it up to the government and also international communities to implement it. Myanmar is not the first case, we have many countries facing the same problem like Palestine, Syria and many more countries but things have been silence since 2012, so far no one said anything against this crime, he claimed.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK