1. Malaysia calls for ASEAN to lead push for end to Rohingya crisis

Malaysia calls for ASEAN to lead push for end to Rohingya crisis

Malaysia calls for ASEAN to lead push for end to Rohingya Malaysia said on Monday the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar was a regional concern.

By: | Yangon | Published: December 19, 2016 12:39 PM
Malaysia, ASEAN, Rohingya Malaysia, Rohingya Muslims, Anifah Aman, Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia calls for ASEAN to lead push for end to Rohingya Malaysia said on Monday the plight of Rohingya Muslims in was a regional concern.(Reuters)

Malaysia calls for ASEAN to lead push for end to Rohingya Malaysia said on Monday the plight of Rohingya Muslims in was a regional concern and called for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to coordinate humanitarian aid and investigate alleged atrocities committed against them.

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Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said progress in improving the human rights of the Rohingya people in Rakhine state had been “rather slow” and reports of arbitrary arrests, extrajudicial killings, and rape by soldiers were continuing.

“We believe that the situation is now of a regional concern and should be resolved together,” Anifah told a meeting with his ASEAN counterparts in Yangon, according to a transcript of his speech provided by the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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