OIC commits to give financial aid for managing refugees

Arifa
By June 29, 2015 18:01

OIC commits to give financial aid for managing refugees

KUALA LUMPUR: Countries from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have expressed their commitment to provide financial aid for Malaysia to manage the Rohingyas here.

Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin said Malaysia had played an active role in discussing the plight of the Rohingyas.

“Through the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), we had brought the issue to the 42nd Session of the Council of OIC Foreign Ministers (ICFM) and they had accepted the resolution pertaining Rohingyas.

“The resolution, among other things, expressed our plight and urged the Myanmar government to take concrete action to tackle this issue.

“Malaysia’s efforts to help the Rohingyas has been recognis ed by other OIC states.

“With this regard, countries like Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Saudi Arabia had agreed to provide financial aid,” Hamzah said when answering questions posed by Senator Tan Sri Datuk Abdul Rahim Abdul Rahman on whether the government could negotiate with OIC to take the Rohingyas to their country.

Hamzah said Malaysia had urged the international community, through the ICFM, to provide the financial and humanitarian aid to the countries that provides temporary shelter for the Rohingyas.

Hamzah said Malaysia will continue to play an active role in highlighting the Rohingyas issue until it is resolved.

He said Malaysia, as the host of this year’s Asean Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC), will focus to resolve the Rohingyas issues as well as humanitarian crisis of illegal immigrants entry from the Bengal Gulf and Andaman Sea.

Malaysia and Indonesia have come forward to provide humanitarian assistance, after more than 7,000 Rohingya migrants stranded at sea.

The assistance includes providing them temporary shelter,medical assistance and food,which is looked to be costly.

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Source:The SunDaily

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