World Bulletin / News Desk
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu on Saturday said that they would place pressure on the Myanmar administration so violence against Muslims in that country ends.
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu on Saturday met with the Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi in Cairo as part of his talks in the country.
Speaking to reporters after meeting President Mursi, Ihsanoglu said that he was deeply concerned about the incidents taking place in Syria.
"The Syrian administration must act by thinking about its own people and not its personal interests," Ihsanoglu stressed.
"President Mursi and I discussed the problems in the Muslim world and acts of violence against Muslims in Myanmar. The OIC got in touch with NGOs in Myanmar and all international human rights organizations and we will send assistance to Muslims in Myanmar," Ihsanoglu noted.
"We will place pressure on the Myanmar administration so they can end acts of violence against Muslims and protect the Muslims," Ihsanoglu stated.
"Call from Iran for Myanmar"
Meanwhile, the Iranian regime is taking initiatives at the OIC and the UN to help the Muslims in Myanmar.
In a letter sent to the UN Secretary General, Iran's Permanent Representative at the UN, Muhammad Hazai, asked the UN to immediately take action so acts of violence against the Muslims in Myanmar end.
In his letter, Hazai said that many civilians were massacred in Myanmar, mosques and homes were demolished.
It is unacceptable to see the Muslims in Myanmar being taken away from territory where they have lived for centuries, Hazai stressed in his letter.
Hazai warned that the silence of the international community vis-a-vis the massacres in Myanmar led to the violation of the basic rights of the Muslims and made the situation worse.
"Rohingya Muslims target in Myanmar"
Amnesty International recently announced that the Muslims of Rohingya, as a minority, were the target of violence and that security officers of Myanmar and local Rakhine Budhists were guilty.
Amnesty International stressed that they did not exactly know how many individuals were killed or subjected to harassment.
Asia representative of Amnesty International, Benjamin Zawacki, had said that the violent acts targeted Rohingya Muslims.
Following the killing of 78 individuals in Myanmar in May and June, a state of emergency was declared in the country on June 10.
Pakistan official says Taliban unlikely to return to negotiations while leadership struggle continues
More than 200 fighters killed in battle to retake strategic southern town
Electoral reform group that organized weekend rally hopes Sunday attendance will match protest’s alleged peak of 200,000 people
Modi says he will amend the bill to favour farmers so that they do not face financial losses
Police believe detained suspect had several accomplices preparing the attack
The Pakistani defence minister has said that Pakistan will respond if India continues to target civilians. 13 people were killed on Friday after Indian forces opened gunfire across the border on Friday.
Protesters have blocked off the central square with estimates of up to 200,000 people gathering to protest against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Police raided an apartment used by the man in northern Bangkok on Saturday and discovered possible bomb-making materials, according to a police spokesman
More than an estimated 40,000 gather in Kuala Lumpur for two-day rally to demand resignation of Najib Razak over corruption scandal.
Taliban are making gains in Faryab province where only recently Afghan Vice President General Dostum claimed victory over the group
Kyrgyz president says country now obtained energy independence
Upcoming summit can be a 'great opportunity' to strengthen and deepen relationship between two countries
Shelling from India has claimed the lives of nine civilians as India fired shells across the border of Indian occupied Kashmir
A total of 22 warships and vessels, up to 20 jets and helicopters, more than 500 marines and 40 units of equipment were involved in the drills
Marines wounded in clash as government forces continue to pursue Abu Sayyaf fighters holding hostages in Philippines south.
Court ordered the Federal Investigation Agency, which probed the cases, to apprehend Gilani, who was prime minister from 2008 to 2012