Report states Rohingya Muslim crisis has all signs of genocide

2015-04-24 10:46:46 | Al Muslim News
Report states Rohingya Muslim crisis has all signs of genocide

 

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights report describes longstanding persecution of Rohingya Muslim has led to highest outflow of asylum seekers by sea since the U.S. war in Vietnam.
Days before ASEAN leaders meet in ASEAN Summit Malaysia, a report has been released by the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) stating that the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar has all the signs of genocide, Anadolu Agency reported.
It unveils that the longstanding persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has led to the highest outflow of asylum seekers by sea since the U.S. war in Vietnam.
Charles Santiago - chair of the APHR, and a Malaysian parliamentarian - described the issue as “clearly not just an internal affair."
"This is an issue that affects all of ASEAN, from Thailand to Malaysia to Indonesia,†he said. “Invoking the ‘non-interference’ policy in [a] situation that paves the way for genocide and crimes against humanity has no logic and undermines ASEAN’s very existence.â€
The report highlights Myanmar’s continual denials of the ethnic group, its constant reference to the population as "Bengali," and its accusation that they are illegal immigrants.
Most of country's 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims live in apartheid-like conditions. In 2012, Massacre of Rohingya minority in Rakhine state by the Buddha extremists got the global attention. Myanmar Government labeled them illegal settlers even though they have lived in the country for centuries.
More than 140,000 Rohingya living in refugee camps since an outbreak of violence between the Majority ethnic Arakanese Buddhists and Rohingya in 2012.
The majority of the camps are in squalid conditions and the population relies heavily on international assistance to survive.
During its turn as chair of ASEAN, Myanmar managed to keep the Rohingya issue off the agenda by declaring it an internal issue.
But with the conference due to start in majority Muslim Malaysia on Monday, many rights groups are hoping that Kuala Lumpur will ramp up the pressure.
The 26th ASEAN Summit will run from April 24 to 27 in Malaysia.

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Tags: #Anti-Muslim #Rohingya-Muslims #Genocide-of-Muslims #

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