Rohingya Community in Northern Malaysia Join Hands With MAPIM to Celebrate Eid Ceremony

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By August 27, 2013 10:28

Rohingya Community in Northern Malaysia Join Hands With MAPIM to Celebrate Eid Ceremony

M.S. Anwar | RvisionTV News

August 27, 2013

Eid Ceremony in Pulau Penang on August 25, 2013

Eid Ceremony in Pulau Penang on August 25, 2013

Penang, Malaysia– Rohingya Community in Penang, northern Malaysia, celebarated Eid Ceremony on 25th August 2013 with the active support of Majlis Perundingan Pertubuhan Islam Malaysia (MAPIM), one of the leading Malaysian NGOs advocating and working in the frontline to solve Rohingya crisis. The purposes behind the ceremony were:

1) To convey Eid wishes to Rohingya community in Arakan, who are living under extremely disastrous situation, to pray for them to have better live lives ahead

2) To convey Eid wishes to Rohingya communities living in different countries

3) To make local Malaysian community more aware of Rohingya crisis and to seek their help to solve Rohingyas’ plight

4) To send more humanitarian aids to Rohingyas in Arakan.

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More than one thousand Rohingyas living in Malaysia participated in the Eid ceremony. Besides, many local Malaysian distinguished guests were present at the commemoration day. Among them were Ybhg Cikgu Mohammed Azmi Abdul Hamid (President of MAPIM) and YB Haji Abdul Malik Abul Kassim [Penang State Exco (Chairman of the Standing Committee of Islamic Affairs, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs) and a Member of the Legislative Assembly Penang Area N37 Batu Maung].

Cikgu Mohammed Azmi

Cikgu Mohammed Azmi

Both of them promised to try their best to help Rohingyas in Malaysia and in Arakan, spread their issue internationally and seek international supports in solving their crisis. Cikgu Mohammed Azmi also talked on their humanitarian mission to Arakan and their efforts to lobby international government bodies to come forward to helping Rohingyas.

YB Haji Abdul Malik (Penang State ExCo)

YB Haji Abdul Malik (Penang State ExCo)

Some Rohingya speakers in the ceremony were Ustaz Hasan Mahmud (on the importance of self-defense), Mohammed Rashid on behalf of Rohingya community in northern Malaysia (Wish Rohingya people all over the world and future plans of Rohingyas to help Rohingyas in Arakan) and others.

Among all, the participation of Rohingya children, their speeches and their songs cheered the whole congregation.

The ceremony began around 2:30 PM with recitationof Holy Quran and successfully ended at 5:30PM with prayers and wishes for Rohingyas and other Muslims in Myanmar.

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