OIC to visit violence hit Myanmar in November

A group of six foreign ministers and OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu will visit Myanmar.

OIC to visit violence hit Myanmar in November

World Bulletin / News Desk

A group of six foreign ministers and OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu will visit Myanmar in a bid to take up the violence targeting Muslims residing in this country in two weeks.

Ihsanoglu told AA following a special session held at UN Security Council that they will visit Myanmar to make an emphasis on Rohingya Muslims’ right of citizenship in their own country.

Ihsanoglu said Rohingya Muslims were not regarded as the citizens of Myanmar (Burma) with a decision in 1982 and the second basic problem was related to their right to live. OIC Secretary General also said that he has been in contact with US President Barack Obama, EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton regarding the Myanmar issue since the first day he came into the Office and a deal with Myanmar government was reached in the end, despite the great pressure from radical Buddhist monks, to open a humanitarian aid office in this country.

Meanwhile, OIC’s permanent UN observer Ufuk Gokcen told AA that, apart from a draft penned by the EU, an OIC draft to end the violence in Myanmar will have reached UN Security Council by 1 November.

The revelation of Myanmar visit by OIC came following a special session held between UNSC and OIC thanks to an initiative by UNSC term president Azerbaijan.

More than 140,000 Rohingya Muslims had to leave their homes after their homes and workplaces were burnt down and many were massacred by radical Buddhists in 2013. The violence especially targeted Rohingya Muslims in Arakan region situated in the western part of the far eastern country.

The country was under a strict military regime between 1962 and 2011.

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Abumahiya - 6 yıl Before

first of all being Rohingya I am very much thankful for the OIC and its endeavors to alleviate sufferings of our nation in occupied Arakan.I would suggest that only tour of a trip is not enough rather a permanent observation office of OIC must be established in Arakan branching in Maungdaw , Buthidong and Rathidong respectively to ascertian the authority backed Rohingya cleansing.

Sani Salih Mustapha
Sani Salih Mustapha - 6 yıl Before

That visit will not alleviate any suffering instead it will worsen it, for those Muslims will look for aid not from Muhammad Rasulullah. The people of Myanmar do not need any intervention fron any Muslim body or organiation other than understanding the Sunna and complying with it. The 57 countries comprising OIC are not stable and have no Caliph according to tthe Sunna. Can the blind lead?

Nurul Islam, GWAB
Nurul Islam, GWAB - 6 yıl Before

I would like to express profuse thanks and gratitude to Secretary General of OIC and his team for planning visit to Myanmar`s rioted area, Arakan state in November,2013. I would like to suggest SG,OIC to try to establish OIC permanent office in Arakan and pursue UN to deploy UN peace keeping force in Arakan state for the protection of Rohingyas until solving Rohingya citizenship issue.Nurul

James Wonh
James Wonh - 6 yıl Before

The dream of establishing OIC branches in the said towns may have the possibility ON CONDITION that Organized Buddhist Nations’ offices are allowed to save the victims of Buddhist minority in Islamic countries.