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Malaysia PM: Rohingyas face systematic atrocities

  • Published at 09:45 am September 10th, 2017
  • Last updated at 03:13 pm September 10th, 2017
Malaysia PM: Rohingyas face systematic atrocities
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said Rohingya Muslims face systematic violence including torture, rape and murder in Myanmar. Predominantly Muslim Malaysia has spoken out strongly against Myanmar over its treatment of its Rohingya minority since violence erupted last October. In the past 15 days, nearly 300,000 Rohingyas have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, after raids by Rohingya militants prompted Myanmar security forces to launch a crackdown in Rakhine state. "Based on the reports we have received, (the Rohingyas) are discriminated and no mercy is accorded to them," he told reporters at the Subang Airforce base on the outskirts of the capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. "Actually, it is done in a planned manner so that they are tortured, discriminated, killed and raped," he added. Earlier, Najib witnessed the deployment of two airforce cargo planes with food and medical supplies to the port city of Chittagong in Bangladesh. "We are sending two planes with biscuits, rice and soap. Malaysia will do whatever it can to help since this is a huge disaster," he said. Najib also said a reconnaissance team would arrive in Dhaka on Monday consisting of diplomats and military officers to identify further assistance needed by the Rohingya. Malaysia's armed forces chief said on Saturday that Kuala Lumpur would provide a 200-bed military field hospital in Bangladesh if the government there granted permission. Describing Myanmar's inaction to halt the violence against innocent civilians as "rather disappointing", Najib said he will raise the Rohingya humanitarian tragedy with President Donald Trump on Sep 12 during his official visit to the White House. "We have to help because the Rohingya tragedy has reached terrible proportions," he said. On Friday, the powerful youth wing of Najib's dominant Malaysia's ruling party led a noisy street protest urging Kuala Lumpur to sever diplomatic ties with Yangon. Malaysia on Tuesday summoned the Myanmar ambassador to voice its "deep concern" over the situation in Rakhine state, where witnesses said entire villages have been burned. Over 1,000 people - more than twice the government's total estimate - may already have been killed in Rakhine, mostly Rohingya, said Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar. As of June this year, there are 59,100 Rohingya refugees registered with the UN Refugee Agency in Malaysia.
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