Ku­dos to Gam­bia for ac­cus­ing Myan­mar of Ro­hingya geno­cide

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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

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