Appeal for 75th UN General Assembly to find permanent solution to Rohingya Genocide

By Zafar Ahmad  Abdul Ghani, World BEYOND War, September 23, 2020

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) appeal for the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York to find permanent solution to the Rohingya Genocide:

There are the real challenges for the United Nations leadership as the mandated body to stop the Rohingya Genocide. We have been watching worldwide the impact of the Rohingya Genocide, but thus far the genocide has continued. This means we have not learned anything from the Rwanda Genocide. The failure of the United Nations to stop the Rohingya Genocide is a failure of the United Nations leadership and of world leaders in this 21st century to restore peace and humanity. The world will be watching to see who will take up the challenge and make a difference for the world.

We really hope the major countries that currently host the Rohingya refugees, such as Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia take action on the many challenges that result from the Rohingya Genocide. We need the significant intervention of other countries so that we can return home safely when the genocide is over, so that our citizenship will be returned to us, and our rights will be guaranteed.

We call upon the United Nations Security Council, world leaders and the international community to intervene immediately and nonviolently to restore peace and save Rohingya in Arakan State — particularly in Arakan State Township. Delaying intervention is causing more Rohingya to die at this last stage of the Rohingya Genocide.

In Arakan State and Rakhine State, we cannot speak for ourselves as there will be repercussion for us. Therefore we need you to speak for us. Our liberty has been taken away. Therefore we need your liberty to promote ours.

We look for a solution to our plight. However we cannot struggle alone. Therefore we need the urgent intervention and peacemaking from the outside world to change our fate. We cannot delay our action as it will only allow more Rohingyas to die.

Therefore we urgently appeal to the honorable world leaders, EU, OIC, ASEAN, and United Nations  members state countries to  appeal for the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York  to find a lasting solution to the Rohingya Genocide.

1.     Add more pressure to the Myanmar government to immediately stop the genocide towards ethnic Rohingya and also others ethnicities in Arakan State Myanmar.

2.    Add more pressure to the junta to recognize ethnic Rohingya as citizens of Burma with equal rights. The Citizenship Law of 1982 must be changed to ensure due recognition of the right to citizenship of the Rohingya in Burma.

3.    Urge the United Nations Security Council to send a nonviolent, unarmed peace-keeping mission to Arakan State urgently to stop and monitor the human rights violations.

4.  Urge United Nations member state countries to fully support the Rohingya Genocide case filed by Gambia against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the case filed by human rights organizations in the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the Myanmar government.

5.    Stop the economic and political relationship with Myanmar until they resolve the conflict and recognize ethnic Rohingya as citizens of Burma with equal rights.

6.    International humanitarian organizations must be allowed to provide urgent assistance to the Rohingyas especially for food, medicine, and shelter.

7.     Stop referring to Rohingyas as Bengalis, as we the ethnic Rohingya are not the Bengalis.

Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani is President of Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia
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6 Responses

  1. WORLD LEADERS TO PEACE AND JUSTICE ROHINGYA GENOCIDE.

    Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) ha thankful to the All World Leaders, for the continuous support for the Rohingya Genocide Survivors globally. It is very important that continue to monitor closely the situation in Arakan State as the Rohingya Genocide All World Leaders continues. Furthermore, the persecutions on other ethnic minorities also continues.

    The Slow Burning Rohingya Genocide took place for the past 70 years. If we cannot stop the Genocide in 30 more years, the world will celebrate 100 years of the Rohingya Genocide.

    We deeply hope the All World Leaders will continue to monitor the ongoing case in International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

    Apart from All World Leaders great financial assistance to the Rohingya in Bangladesh and Myanmar, we appeal to all world leadera that you will take in more Rohingya from the transit countries.

    We are very worried about the military operation in Arakan State as announced by the military on 29th September 2020 to clean the arms groups. It definitely will risk the public safety. We hope the All World Leaders will put more pressure to the military to stop the plan and focus on the fight against Covid 19.

    We call upon the All World Leaders to closely monitor the upcoming Myanmar General Election to ensure genuine democratic transition in Myanmar. The Rohingya are prevented from this election which against the practice of democracy.

    We are worried about our Rohingya brothers and sisters in Bhasan Char including children. The All World Leaders must visit to Bhasan Char and meet with the refugees as there are safety issues in Bashan Char.

    Pray for Rohingya, Save Rohingya.

    In Arakan State now Rakhine State, we cannot speak for ourselves as there will be repercussion on us. Therefore we need you to speak for us. Our liberty has been taken away. Therefore we need your liberty to promote ours.

    Signed,

    Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani
    President
    Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
    Tel; Mobile Number: +6016-6827287

  2. 02nd October 2020

    DEAR ALL CHIEF EDITORS & MEMBERS OF MEDIA,

    PRESS STATEMENT

    MERHROM REQUEST TO THE ALL WORLD LEADERS.FOR THE CONTINUOUS SUPPORT FOR THE ETHNIC ROHINGYA GENOCIDE SURVIVORS GLOBALLY.

    Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) ha thankful to the All World Leaders, for the continuous support for the Rohingya Genocide Survivors globally. It is very important that continue to monitor closely the situation in Arakan State as the Rohingya Genocide All World Leaders continues. Furthermore, the persecutions on other ethnic minorities also continues.

    The Slow Burning Rohingya Genocide took place for the past 70 years. If we cannot stop the Genocide in 30 more years, the world will celebrate 100 years of the Rohingya Genocide.

    We deeply hope the All World Leaders will continue to monitor the ongoing case in International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.

    Apart from All World Leaders great financial assistance to the Rohingya in Bangladesh and Myanmar, we appeal to all world leadera that you will take in more Rohingya from the transit countries.

    We are very worried about the military operation in Arakan State as announced by the military on 29th September 2020 to clean the arms groups. It definitely will risk the public safety. We hope the All World Leaders will put more pressure to the military to stop the plan and focus on the fight against Covid 19.

    We call upon the All World Leaders to closely monitor the upcoming Myanmar General Election to ensure genuine democratic transition in Myanmar. The Rohingya are prevented from this election which against the practice of democracy.

    We are worried about our Rohingya brothers and sisters in Bhasan Char including children. The All World Leaders must visit to Bhasan Char and meet with the refugees as there are safety issues in Bashan Char.

    Pray for Rohingya, Save Rohingya.

    In Arakan State now Rakhine State, we cannot speak for ourselves as there will be repercussion on us. Therefore we need you to speak for us. Our liberty has been taken away. Therefore we need your liberty to promote ours.

    Signed,

    Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani
    President

    Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
    Tel Mobile number; +6016-6827287

  3. Genocide…an ugly side of humanity! Stop the hate and the biases and genocide will be stopped. No race, no group of people is more worthy or more important than any other group! Stop the killing!

  4. 21 OCTOBER 2020

    DEAR CHIEF EDITORS / MEMBERS OF MEDIA,

    PRESS STATEMENT

    DONOR CONFERENCE 2020: SAVE ROHINGYA GENOCIDE SURVIVORS.

    Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) welcomes the Donor Conference that will be held on 22nd October 2020, initiated by the US, UK, EU and the UNHCR to promote support for Rohingya and host countries.

    We truly thankful for the humanitarian support for the Rohingya in Arakan State, Cox’s Bazar refugee camp and in transit countries for the past decades. We hope more sectors will come forward not only for the humanitarian support but together with us to stop Genocide so that we can return home safely.

    We hope through this Donor Conference it will mainstreams the strategic interventions by the global advocacy groups to stop Rohingya Genocide. This year 2020, the Rohingya Genocide Survivors were challenged with the ongoing persecutions and Covid-19 Pandemic. We faced more hardship during Covid-19 Pandemic and we do not know when it going to end.

    We have too much of hope that we can vote for the 2020 Myanmar General Election but we can’t.

    We hope the long decades of Rohingya Genocide in history will end soon as we cannot bear the pain anymore. We cannot find the words to explain our suffering. As the most prosecuted ethnic minority in the world, we hope for more effective and genuine interventions to save us of from the continuous Genocide.

    Although Covid-19 bring us so much of challenges and hardships, it also give us the opportunity to re-structure our resources. Though we cannot organize meetings and conferences like before, we still can do virtual meting and conferences which save a lot of our resources and therefore give us opportunity to save more Genocide and War Survivors.

    This year we were challenged with the continuous persecutions in Arakan State and the cutting off internet access not only in Arakan States but also in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp which directly cutting out our connections with outside world.

    We appeal to United Nations to send peace keeping force to Arakan State to protect civilian. We hope more can be done under Responsibility to Protect to safeguard the safety of the public in the affected area. The situation in few Townships in Arakan State are in danger as the military operation continues which put the villager’s lives in danger. We have to stop the Genocide and persecutions so that no more Rohingya flee the country and as a consequence we have to look for more resources to cope with the humanitarian response. If we are able to stop the Rohingya Genocide, the humanitarian support can be channelled to the other victims of war and conflict.

    We hope the resources from this Donor Conference will also be channelled to support the Gambia government in the ICJ process. We are thankful to the Gambia government for filing the case for us and we hope to get justice through this process though we are facing Covid-19 Pandemic. We hope there will be progress on ICJ process and hopefully the Covid-19 Pandemic will not be an excuse for the delay in the progress.

    We hope the countries such as UK, US, EU, Canada, Netherlands and others to continue advocacy for the Rohingya until we can return home safely, our citizenship is return to us and our rights are guaranteed.

    We wish for the best outcomes for this Donor Conference. We wish Never Again to Genocide.

    Thank you.

    Prepared by,

    Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani
    President
    Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
    Tel: +6016-6827287
    email: rights4rohingyas@gmail.com
    Blog: www.http://merhrom.wordpress.com
    Email: rights4rohingya@yahoo.co.uk
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  5. 19th SEPTEMBER 2022
    DEAR CHIEF EDITOR,
    PRESS STATEMENT

    BEHIND THE LAUNCH OF MYANMAR MILITARY MORTAR SHELLS: ONGOING GENOCIDE ATTACK ON ROHINGYA.

    Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) is deeply saddened by the killing of a 15-year-old Rohingya boy and the injuries suffered by 6 Rohingya refugees when mortar shells fired from Myanmar military exploded in no man’s land near Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

    We regret that this incident took place a few days after Army Chief from 24 countries visited the refugee camps. Obviously, the Myanmar military is sending the message that the military is immune from any legal actions and is not afraid of violating the sovereignty of Bangladesh.

    This incident raises critical questions. First, who is the real target of mortar shells from the Myanmar military? The Arakan Army (AA) or the Rohingya? The mortar shells are fired at targets which are close, as mortars do not have long range. The military is aware that the no man’s land is populated by the Rohingya refugees not the Arakan Army. Obviously, the military is targeting the Rohingya, not the Arakan Army.

    Second, how could the mortar shells from the Myanmar military fired directly into no man’s land which is very close to Bangladesh and the refugee camps that can seriously threaten people’s lives and violate Bangladesh’s sovereignty and security?

    Third, the military has been fighting with the Arakan Army for many years in Arakan State. The question is why the fighting between them resulted in the killing of the Rohingya mostly not themselves.

    Fourth, why the fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army took place mostly in the Rohingya villages where we witness lots of Rohingya villagers have been killed while they are fighting.

    Fifth, why the Myanmar military continues attacking the Bangladesh territory and sovereignty despite the Bangladesh government issuing 3 summonses to Myanmar’s ambassador in Bangladesh. On 28th August 2022, the military drop 2 lives bombs from artillery shelling inside Bangladesh (Gundum, Tumbru) border which populated by the Rohingya. This is obviously a major threat to the Bangladesh territory and sovereignty as well as the lives of one million Rohingya refugees who seek refuge in the refugee camps as the mortar shells landed very close to the refugee camps.

    The truth is that the Rohingya are targeted by both the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army. We have much evidence on how the Myanmar military and Arakan Army persecuted the Rohingya villagers constantly. This situation has forced the Rohingya to flee the country to seek refuge. Both the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army forced the Rohingya villagers to leave their villages as they wanted to fight each other. The truth is that the fighting between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army is a genocidal strategy by the military as more Rohingya were killed compared to the fighting parties.

    Following the incident, we understand that the access to 6 Townships namely Buthidaung, Maungdaw, Rathedaung, Mrauk U, Minbya and Myebon is temporarily blocked by the military. We urge the United Nations and the international community to closely monitor the situation in Arakan State.

    We appeal to the Bangladesh government and the UNHCR to help the 4000 Rohingya who are stranded at no man’s land. How long they could survive there in constant fear where their safety is at risk. Humanitarian aid must be rendered to them immediately and their safety must be prioritized.

    We urge the United Nations and its member states to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the repeated attack by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya at the border as well as the attack on the Bangladesh security and sovereignty which clearly violates international law. The 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA77) which took place from 13-27 September 2022 in New York city is the right time to concretely discuss the situation of the Rohingya and the situation in Myanmar. Delaying legal actions against the Myanmar military and perpetrators only allows more innocent people to be killed and more civilians will be driven out of the country and become refugees in neighboring countries.

    “JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED”.

    Yours sincerely,

    Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani
    President
    Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization in Malaysia (MERHROM)

    Tel No: +6016-6827 287
    Blog: http://www.merhrom.wordpress.com
    Email: rights4rohingya@yahoo.co.uk
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  6. Dear News of Editor

    23rd OCTOBER 2022.

    PRESS RELEASE

    MERHROM APPEAL TO THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT TO STOP DEPORTATION OF 150 MYANMAR ASYLUN SEEKERS..

    Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization in Malaysia (MERHROM)appeal to the Malaysian government to stop deportation of 150 Myanmar asylum seekers as it will put their lives in danger. ASEAN must find solution for the people of Myanmar who seek protection in ASEAN countries to save their lives. The current situation in Myanmar is still very bad with ongoing killing, rape, torture and arrest by junta. The Rohingya Genocide is ongoing in Arakan State resulting the ongoing killing of Rohingya.

    We would like to reiterate that refugees are not a threat to any countries. We were forced to flee war, genocide and persecutions back home and seek refuge in the countries we believe can protect our faith and lives while the international community intervene to end war and genocide in our countries. Having a clear and comprehensive refugee policy and management will definitely benefit both refugees and host countries and its people.

    Why can’t the United Nations and the Super Power Countries stop the war, genocide and conflict around the world? The problem is the Super powers do not want to resolve the issue for their own interest. We are very much frustrated to see the United Nations as the most mandated body in the world fail to stop the genocide agaist minority Rohingya in Myanmar. We hope for the Super Power Countries to use their influence to increase Action to Myanmar Military to stop the genocide against stateless Rohingya but our lives does not matter to them.

    While the United Nations and World Leaders highlight the refugee issues around the world, the plight of Rohingya refugees are always left behind. We are the forgotten one though the United Nations themselves categories the Rohingya as the most persecuted ethnic in the world.

    We only ask for one thing from the United Nations, Super Power Countries, EU, ASEAN, OIC and International Communities at large. Please STOP the Genocide towards minority Rohingya.

    Seeking asylum is a human right. Anyone fleeing persecution, conflict, or human rights abuses has a right to seek protection in another country.

    Countries shouldn’t push anyone back to a country if their life or freedom is at risk.

    All applications for refugee status must be given fair consideration, regardless of race, religion, gender or country of origin.

    People forced to flee should be treated with respect and dignity. This means keeping families together, protecting people from traffickers, and avoiding arbitrary detention.

    Across the world, people are forced to flee their homes and become refugees. Many countries have hostile policies that make it impossible for this vulnerable group of people to start a new life in safety.

    Everyone, everywhere can help. We have to raise our voices and show governments to put humanity and compassion first.

    Education is key. Take this challenge to learn what it is to be a refugee and how you can help.

    There is no political will to stop the killing and human rights abuses towards minority Rohingya and including the people of Myanmar.

    This is a manifestation of a strong political will to end the long decades of Rohingya genocide by a UN member state. The Gambia efforts must be supported by the rest of the member states in our struggles to end the genocide in 21st century.

    The United Nations and the Super Power Countries must work towards reducing war and conflict around the world rather than looking for more budgets to cope with the increased numbers of refugees.

    Thank you,

    “JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED”.

    Sincerely yours,

    Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani
    President
    Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization in Malaysia (MERHROM) @ A HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER

    Tel No: +6016-6827 287
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    Email: rights4rohingyas@gmail.com
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