Kudos to Gambia for accusing Myanmar of Rohingya genocide
This is with reference to Haneen Dajani’s article UAE-backed project bringing light to lives of Rohingya
refugees (October 18): on behalf of the ethnic Rohingya around the world, I thank the government of Gambia for filing a case against Myanmar on November 11 at the International Court of Justice for violating the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention.
This will pave the way for justice for the survivors of the Rohingya genocide.
The filing of the case at the ICJ by a small country like Gambia must encourage countries such as the US, UK, Canada and France to take similar action.
We regret that Aung San Suu Kyi, as a Nobel Prize winner who fought for human rights and democracy, will defend Myanmar against the genocide accusation. We regret that Ms Suu Kyi has forgotten how much the Rohingya fought for her freedom and the rest of the political prisoners from her party. We also regret that she has turned a blind eye towards the Rohingya genocide. Zafar Ahmad Bin Abdul Ghani,
Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation Malaysia