OIC to Hold Urgent Ministerial Meeting on Rohingya Crisis January 19

Rohingya migrants Mohammed Younus (Right) and Maulana Shafiq narrate tales of persecution in Myanmar. HT photo.


Jeddah, 16 Rabiul Akhir 1438/15 January 2017 (MINA) – The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced on Sunday holding an extraordinary meeting for member countries’ foreign ministers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on January 19 to discuss the situation of Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar.

The meeting, called to be held by the Malaysian government, will discuss the serious steps OIC and the international community should take to encourage Myanmar to allow entrance of humanitarian aid to Rakhine State, as well as resolving root causes of violence, said an OIC press release, KUNA reported.

It will also tackle allowing further negotiations and dialogues to take place between various communities in Myanmar, to guarantee the Rohingya displaced people to return home safely.

It will further discuss the situation of more than 120,000 displaced Muslims inside the country.

Malaysia has accused Myanmar of committing “genocide” against Rohingya Muslims.

The bloody crackdown is quickly gaining a regional dimension. (T/RS05/RS01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)