Ansar Burney appreciates Malaysia's humanitarian act for Rohingya migrants – Press Release issued by Ansar Burney Trust International (Pakistan News Releases)

July 04, 2015 (PPI-OT)

Following is the text of press release issued by Ansar Burney Trust International

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The Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International and Pakistan’s former Federal Minister for human rights, Ansar Burney has strongly condemned the act of Myanmar Government in that Myanmar’s (Burma) Rohingya Muslims continue to face extrajudicial killings, deaths in police custody, rape, Human Trafficking for ‘Modern day Slavery’, sexual exploitation, arbitrary detentions, torture and mistreatment during detention.

After visiting and meeting with Rohingya migrants in different camps Ansar Burney said the condition of the Rohingya migrants in Malaysia is much better compared to the conditions in other neighbouring countries camps. He said he and his wife Shaheen Burney along with team members surprised by the generosity of Malaysian Government and how rapidly the general public of Malaysia has organised and sent aid to the Rohingya immigrants. He said Rohingya migrants enjoy good conditions in Malaysian camps.

United States declared International Anti human trafficking ‘HERO’ Ansar Burney after visiting some of the migrants camps in Malaysia, said Myanmar’s (Burma) government should treat minority Rohingya Muslims as citizens of Myanmar to solve the root cause of the worst crisis in Southeast Asia, he also requested with all Myanmar’s NGO’s and Political leaders to speak up on human and civil rights issues. “The United Nation is also requested to intervene as Myanmar (Burma) Rohingya people needs immediate restoration of their Nationality with full rights as Myanmar Nationals have, without any discrimination on Religion”. Ansar Burney added.

Many of the Rohingya Muslims who tried to flee Myanmar (Burma) in search of a better life are paying off human traffickers and Myanmar government and security officials, acting in conjunction with Rohingya and Rakhine criminal elements, trafficked thousands of Rohingyas Muslims out of the country, often for profit from $400 to $1000 and for those who wanted to return back home these human traffickers are charging between $200 and $300 per person.

Eye witnesses said the crews on human trafficking boats beat them with metal rods and engine chains when they asked for food. Many were starving, surviving on three cups of water and two handfuls of rice a day for up to three months.

Ansar Burney urged upon Myanmar Government to restore Nationality of Muslims as citizen without any discrimination of religion as in Rakhine, the native state of the Rohingya, authorities require Muslims to obtain a permit to marry and not allowed more than one child even for that they need Government permission, a step not required of others and urged that Rohingyas need to be treated as citizens of Myanmar (Burma).

For more information, contact:Ansar Burney Trust International6 – Hassan Manzil, Arambagh Road,Karachi – PakistanTel: +92-21-32623382-83Fax: +92-21-32623384Email: contact@ansarburney.org

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