Call to set up Ro­hingya refugee camp

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

AN Umno Perlis leader has asked the gov­ern­ment to set up a Ro­hingya refugee camp in the coun­try in light of the vi­o­lence against the group in Myan­mar.

Che Zaidi Saidin, rep­re­sent­ing Perlis in the pres­i­dent’s speech de­bate, also called on the United Na­tions (UN) to re­voke the No­bel Peace Prize that was awarded to Myan­mar’s State Coun­sel­lor Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991.

“The Ro­hingyas are be­ing re­pressed, raped and killed vi­o­lently. No one can re­main pa­tient see­ing this eth­nic cleans­ing.

“Al­though I note that we, Malaysia, will not in­ter­fere in other Asean na­tion’s in­ter­nal mat­ters, but in this sort of sit­u­a­tion, we shall not re­main quiet.

“Umno Perlis sug­gests a Ro­hingya camp be es­tab­lished for refugees com­ing into our coun­try and that Aung’s No­bel Peace Prize award be re­voked,” he said dur­ing the Umno gen­eral as­sem­bly here yes­ter­day.

Che Zaidi has also called on Umno pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Na­jib Ab­dul Razak to an­nounce can­di­dates for the 14th gen­eral elec­tion sooner to en­sure they are fully pre­pared.

“Let the can­di­dates be an­nounced sooner, so that they can make prepa­ra­tions and be more ag­gres­sive in win­ning the peo­ple’s hearts.

“I also urge Na­jib to freeze all mem­bers’ leave, in­clud­ing the pres­i­dent him­self, un­til the elec­tion, so that we re­main fo­cused,” he added. – by Amar Shah Mohsen

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