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At PGPF, we initiate and operate a multitude of projects across the world to help communities rebuild their lives after events such as war and natural calamities. Please help us to help them.

ROHINGYA FUND




RM 0.00 received of RM 500,000.00 required
The plight of the Rohingya is well documented as hundreds of thousands seek refuge in foreign countries. As the issue does not seem to deescalate so does the numbers of Rohingya refugees. We are seeking contributions to help alleviate problems arising from an exodus of migration domestically and in established refugee camps for the Rohingya.

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February 2018

13:57:11 PM

International Conference Plight of the Rohingya, Part 2: Crime Against Humanity


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February 2018

13:40:21 PM

RESOLUTION International Conference Plight of the Rohingya, Part 2: Crime Against Humanity


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON THE "PLIGHT OF THE ROHINGYA, PART II:
CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY"
KUALA LUMPUR
12 JUNE 2015
RESOLUTION

 
The International Conference on “The Plight of the Rohingya, Part II: Crime Against Humanity" was convened by the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 12 June, 2015.

The Conference was attended by participants comprising representatives from the diplomatic corps, international organisations, human rights groups, academia, civil society, non-governmental organisations and media as well as leaders of Rohingya organisations.

The Honorable Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia and President of PGPF, delivered the Keynote Address.

Other prominent Speakers were – as in the Appendix.

We, the undersigned;

Having regard to the Resolution issued following the convening of the "International Conference on The Plight of the Rohingya: Solution?" by the PGPF on 17 September 2012.

Gravely concerned with the systematic human rights abuses perpetrated in Myanmar as constituting crimes against humanity including genocide and a modern form of apartheid, causing the current exodus of thousands of Rohingyas from the country;

Observing with concern the failure of the government of Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya issue, including by failing to actively and comprehensively promote and support reconciliation between communities in the Rakhine State of Myanmar;

Mindful of the irregular migration, smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons via land and sea involving vulnerable groups including women, children and unaccompanied minors from Myanmar;

Seriously concerned with the smuggling and trafficking of the Rohingyas from Myanmar by transnational organised criminal syndicates;

Recognising the weaknesses and ineffectiveness of the relevant national law enforcement, justice, and protection agencies and the complicity of certain corrupt authorities;

Noting with disappointment the failure of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and other international bodies, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Myanmar, and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in exercising their influence to satisfactorily address the Rohingya issue and provide adequate protections;

Observing the need for more funds, resources and assistance from developed countries within ASEAN and outside ASEAN, in particular the United States of America (USA), Australia and the European Union (EU), as well as the Gulf States and the developed members States of ASEAN, to the Rohingyas, including options for resettlement and repatriation.

Noting, the deliberate silence, inaction and refusal of moral and political leaders in Myanmar, in particular, Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, in playing a responsible leadership role to resolve the Rohingya issue internally for political expediency;

Unequivocally agree to;

Call upon
the government of Myanmar to bear full responsibility for resolving the problems associated with the Rohingyas, including the ongoing genocide, to remove the root causes that are forcing them to flee the country;

Call upon the government of Myanmar to provide access to international inspection teams and the media to report on the situation affecting the Rohingyas in the country, including unfettered access to areas presently restricted in northern Rakhine State;

Call upon the government of Myanmar to provide access to food, medical care, livelihoods, education, and other forms of assistance to Rohingya in Rakhine State, and ensure humanitarian agencies have unfettered access to internally displaced Rohingya populations;

Call upon the government of Myanmar to urgently reinstate citizenship to the Rohingyas and end all restrictions on their freedom (in particular freedom of movement) with a view towards facilitating their reintegration into Myanmar society and with respect to the right of the displaced to return home;

Call upon moral and political leaders in Myanmar, in particular Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, to live up to principles of respect for human rights and the rights of minorities in Myanmar so as to regain her credibility in the eyes of the international community;

Call upon all peace loving Buddhist leaders in Myanmar, consistent with their religious teachings, to take all necessary measures to protect and prevent acts of discrimination, extremism, hatred and violence against the Rohingyas;

Commend the position of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Turkey, to provide humanitarian assistance and temporary shelter to the Rohingyas and survivors of human trafficking who had been stranded at sea;

Call upon Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to allocate more resources to strengthen their enforcement and protection measures aimed at combating the irregular migration, smuggling and trafficking of the Rohingyas in the region;

Urge Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to investigate, arrest and impose severe penalties upon conviction on transnational organised criminal syndicates and their accomplices in government dealing with the Rohingyas;

Call upon ASEAN, with Malaysia as the current Chair, to include the Rohingya issue as a permanent item in the ASEAN Agenda in order to work towards reaching a comprehensive solution, in close collaboration with Myanmar and in the interest of regional peace and stability;

Call upon developed countries including the US, the EU and Australia and the developed member states of ASEAN as well as international organisations, including the OIC, to provide direct socioeconomic assistance to the Rohingyas in Myanmar as a way of discouraging them from leaving the country;

Call upon developed countries that are not yet resettlement countries to agree to resettle refugees and set reasonable quotas, and for the US, Australia, the EU and other resettlement countries to increase their quotas with a view towards expediting the resettlement of refugees currently residing in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia;

Call upon all countries to open up opportunities for Rohingyas to be resettled in third countries, to provide local immigration and possibilities for voluntary repatriation;

Call upon the UNHCR and the IOM to be proactively involved in the smooth implementation of voluntary repatriation and resettlement of refugees currently in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia to the relevant third countries;

Call upon the UN member States to urgently secure a binding UN Security Council Resolution on Myanmar, including a provision for an independent international investigation into abuses in Rakhine State, and to act in accordance with the mandates on Prevention of Genocide and Responsibility to Protect via the Office of the Special Adviser;

Fully support the NGOs in articulating their constructive and influential voice to secure humanitarian assistance, protections and temporary shelter to stranded Rohingyas at sea as well as advancing durable solutions, including resettlement;

Convey a copy of this Resolution to the governments of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, USA, the EU and Australia as well as the ASEAN Secretariat, the OIC, the UNHCR and the IOM.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 June, 2015


APPENDIX:
1. Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak - Chief Rapporteur / PGPF Trustee
2. Nurul Islam - President of Arakan Rohingya National Organization ARNO
3. Dato’ Ahmad Abd Talib – PGPF Trustee
4. Dato’ Dr Ismail Noor - Malaysian Interfaith Network Berhad
5. Dr Abdul Malik Mujahid - Burma Task Force, USA
6. Dr Hla Myint - Rohingya Intellectuals Community Association in Australia
7. Dr Syed Iskandar – Advocate And Solicitor
8. Dr Sriprapha Petcharamesree – Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University
9. Dr Zulaiha Ismail – PGPF Trustee
10. General Tan Sri Mohd Azumi Mohamed (Rtd) – PGPF Trustee
11. Ghiyathudeen Abdul Salam – Sec-Gen Union World Rohingya Organisations
12. Matthew Smith - Fortify Rights
13. Mohamed Naem @ Khin Maung Myint - National Democratic Party for Development, Myanmar
14. Mohd Nur – Rohingya TV
15. Mr Kuzan Salem – Moslem Aid UK
16. Mr Shahrulazilan Said – Malaysian Relief Agency
17. My Elyne Choo Yee Leng – Chi Hui Tang Association
18. Nuh Izuddin Dato’ Ibrahim - PGPF
19. Reverend Alan Rey Sarte - Phillipines

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International Conference Plight of the Rohingya: Solutions?


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RESOLUTION International Conference Plight of the Rohingya: Solutions?


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON THE PLIGHT OF THE ROHINGYA: SOLUTION?
KUALA LUMPUR
17 SEPTEMBER 2012
RESOLUTION

 
The "International Conference on the Plight of the Rohingya: Solution?" was convened by the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 17 September 2012.

The Conference was attended by participants comprising representatives from the diplomatic corps, international organisations, parliamentarians, human rights groups, academia, civil society, non-governmental organisations and media, as well as leaders of Rohingya organisations from several countries.

The Honourable Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia and President of PGPF, delivered the Keynote Speech.

Other prominent Speakers were as in the appendix.

We, the undersigned organisations and undersigned participants of the Conference;
Acknowledging the minority Muslim Rohingya is an ethnic group numbering more than 1 million presently residing in Rakhine state of Myanmar,

Recognising that Rohingyas have been living in Myanmar for centuries and had been recognised as full-fledged citizens of the state of Burma (Myanmar) by previous governments of Burma, the international community and the authorities during the British colonial period,

Mindful of the decision of the government of Myanmar to effectively strip the Rohingyas of citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship Law,

Observing with serious concern that the Rakhine Buddhist community and in particular, the Rohingya Muslim community, suffered from sectarian violence that erupted in Rakhine State in June 2012,

Observing the current tragic situation facing the Rohingyas including violent acts of oppression and human rights violations by state security forces, widespread discrimination by the dominant ethnic Burman society, threats to their security by hostile local Rakhine populations, and continued statelessness that makes them highly vulnerable to abuses,

Concerned over the thousands of displaced and stateless Rohingyas living in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Cambodia, Australia, Japan, the Middle East and throughout the world,

Gravely concerned that the government of Myanmar has failed to observe its responsibility to fulfil its international human rights and humanitarian obligations with respect to the Rohingyas,

Fully cognisant of systematic crimes against the Rohingya community such as killings, forced labour, rape, and denial of access to adequate humanitarian aid,

Echoing the various concerns about the mistreatment and fate of the Rohingyas held by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and citizens concerned with global humanitarian issues,

Noting with disappointment the absence of a comprehensive solution in addressing the plight of the Rohingyas,

Seriously concerned with the consequences of a prolonged non-resolution of the Rohingya issue including the segregation of displaced Rohingyas in the Rakhine state capital of Sittwe, the continued lack of humanitarian access and sufficient aid to displaced Rohingyas, and spill-over effects on neighbouring South Asian and ASEAN member countries,

Recognising the political and ethno-religious nature of the issue and human rights dimensions that require determined action by Myanmar's leadership with the support of the people.

Unequivocally agree to;
Strongly condemn the continuing acts of violence, rape, beatings, burning of dwellings, killings, arbitrary arrests, detentions and enforced disappearances of the Rohingyas,

Strongly deplore all forms of oppression, suppression, persecution, discrimination, intimidation and severe restrictions against the Rohingyas on the grounds of ethnicity and religion,

Call on the government of Myanmar to recognise the legitimate rights of the Rohingyas to live in peace, to move freely within the country, and create conditions for the safe and voluntary return of displaced Rohingyas to their homes or alternative locations of their choosing without persecution or discrimination including respect for the rights to shelter, food, water, health care, education and basic sanitation according to international human rights law, norms and standards,

Call on the government of Myanmar to amend the 1982 Citizenship Act to recognise or grant citizenship to persons of Rohingya ethnicity on the same basis as others with genuine and effective links to Myanmar by reasons such as birth, residency or descent, and treat them as equal citizens under International and Burmese Law. Also to ensure, in accordance to Article 7 of the convention on the Rights of the Child, that Rohingya children have the right to acquire a nationality where otherwise they would be stateless,

Strongly urge the government of Myanmar to stabilise the situation in the Rakhine state and to take the necessary administrative actions to protect, safeguard and uphold the lives, dignity and property of the Rohingyas as well as legally recognising them as one of Myanmar's ethnic groups on the same basis as other ethnic group,

Call upon the government of Myanmar to carry out full and fair investigations and, where warranted, conduct trials meeting international due process and standards against those individuals and state security forces who were responsible for criminal offenses, including rape, killings, arson and looting, during sectarian violence in Rakhine state,

Take note of the government of Myanmar's decision to establish a 27- member Commission to probe the sectarian violence and recommend steps to resolve the crisis,

Welcome the government of Myanmar's decision to allow diplomatic missions, independent observers and fact-finding teams including those from the OIC, ASEAN and the Perdana Global Peace Foundation to visit Rakhine state to ascertain the situation affecting the Rohingyas,

Urge the government of Myanmar to recognise the multi-ethnic reality of the country and that its failure to resolve the Rohingya problem will undermine its current reform and progress towards national reconciliation, democracy and prosperity,

Call on Aung San Syu Kyi and the National League for Democracy Party as well as other political parties to promote ethnic rights and equality in Myanmar and take an unequivocal and proactive role in ending the plight of the Rohingyas,

Request the governments of Bangladesh and other destination countries to provide temporary protection to the Rohingyas and to allow the international community to provide food and other humanitarian assistance to them pending a political solution of the Rohingya problem,

Urge ASEAN to play a more proactive, substantive and effective role in resolving the Rohingya problem in the interest of regional peace and stability,

Call on Muslim groups and communities to show due solidarity and exert pressure on their governments, UN agencies, civil and faith-based societies to actively support the rights of the Rohingyas,

Strongly encourage ASEAN and OIC's efforts in bringing up the Rohingya issue to the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York,

Call on the UN to facilitate the establishment of a 'cordon sanitaire' for internally displaced Rohingyas to provide a safe and humane environment for the victims pending the attainment of a political solution,

Convey a copy of the Resolution to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the President of Myanmar, the President of Bangladesh, the Secretary General of ASEAN, the Secretary General of the OIC and the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
17 September 2012


Appendix 1:
1. Tan Sri Razali Ismail - UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Myanmar
2. Mr. Nurul Islam - President of Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO)
3. Mr. Benjamin Zawacki - Consultant, former researcher of Amnesty International
4. Mr. Matthew Smith - Human Rights Watch
5. Dr. Maung Zarni - Civil Society and Human Security Unit, LSE
6. Prof Dr. Yunahar Ilyas - Pimpinan Pusat Muhammadiyah, Indonesia
7. Mr. Jacob Zenn - International-Affairs Analyst, Washington, DC
8. Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Rais A Karim - Acting Secretary-General PERKIM
9. Prof. Dr. Wakar Uddin - Director General, Arakan Rohingya Union (ARU)
10. Dr. H Anwar Abbas - Ketua Majelis Ulama, Indonesia
11. Mr. Saiful Huq Omi - Research Consultant, Equal Rights Trust, Bangladesh
12. Dr. Sriprapha Petcharmesree - Human Rights & Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand
13. Dr. Abdullah Al-Ahsan - International Movement for Just World (JUST), Malaysia
14. Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Haji Abdul Razak - Former Secretary-General Ministry of Foreign Affairs
15. Mr. Novariyadi Imam Akbari - Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Foundation Indonesia
16. Mr. Iqbal Setyarso – Director, Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI)
17. Mr. Md Mahfuzur Rahman - Country Director, Muslim Aid Indonesia
18. Dr. Ananchai Thaipratan - Young Muslims Association of Thailand
19. Mr. Sarawoot Sriwannayos - President Council of Muslim Organization of Thailand (COMOT)
20. Mr. Stuart Ward - Chairperson Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), Thailand
21. Mr. Alan Rey Sarte - Philippines
22. Mr. Zafar Ahmed - Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
23. Dato’ Dr. A Razak Kechik - President, Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA), Malaysia
24. Dato’ Dr. Ismail Noor - Altruistic Leadership Center, Malaysia
25. Mr. Sanggat Singh – Malaysian Interfaith Network

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PGPF Exhibitions on Rohingya Crisis


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February 2018

12:57:08 PM

Eid Feast for Rohingya Community