Malaysia Summons Myanmar’s Ambassador over Violence in Rakhine

Malaysian FM Datuk Seri Anifah Aman

Kuala Lumpur, MINA – Malaysia on Tuesday summoned Myanmar ‘s ambassador in Kuala Lumpur to express displeasure over violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where nearly 125,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled.

The recent incidents of violence showed that the government of Myanmar had failed to make any progress in finding a peaceful solution to problems facing the Rohingya minority, KUNA reported, citing Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in his statement

“Given these developments, Malaysia believes that the matter of sustained violence and discrimination against the Rohingyas should be elevated to a higher international forum,” he

He voiced Malaysia’s deep concern over ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in spite of repeated calls by ASEAN member states for Myanmar to find a peacesful solutin to the problem.

The minister added that his government is ready to help the government of Myanmar to address complicated challenges facing Rakhine State.

The latest violence began on August 25, when Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)