Malaysia says OIC will push Myanmar to halt Rohingya crisis

Source:Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s foreign minister said Wednesday that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is expected to call for a halt to violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority and for the safe return of refugees.

Malaysia, which has urged Myanmar to stop what it calls a policy of genocide toward Rohingya, is hosting a meeting of foreign ministers from OIC nations in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday to discuss the crisis.

Security forces in Buddhist-majority Myanmar are accused of widespread abuses against Rohingya, including killings, rape and the burning of thousands of homes, that have driven an estimated 65,000 Rohingya to flee across the border to Bangladesh in the past three months.

Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said the matter is worrying to the OIC because it was established to protect the Muslim community.

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Categories: Asia, Malaysia, Minorities, The Muslim Times, Violence

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