Posts Tagged ‘Asean’

ASEAN declaration falls short on human rights: UN

November 14, 2012

ASEAN declaration falls short on human rights: UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, says drafts of the ASEAN Declaration of Human Rights may not meet international human rights standards.

Ms Pillay says the Declaration should be postponed, because of the inadequate involvement of civil society and other stakeholders in the drafting of the Declaration.


Myanmar snubbed ASEAN because Myanmar knows ASEAN needs them to exploit but they don’t need ASEAN any more

October 31, 2012

Myanmar snubbed ASEAN because Myanmar knows ASEAN needs them to exploit but they now have a better partners USA, EU, Australia etc

Myanmar declined talks offer on violence: ASEAN

KUALA LUMPUR: Myanmar has rejected an offer by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to open talks aimed at quelling deadly communal violence there, the regional bloc’s chief said on Tuesday.

ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan said he proposed setting up tripartite talks between the association, the United Nations, and Myanmar’s reformist government to prevent the violence having a broader regional impact.


Surin calls on Asean to act on Rohingya

October 28, 2012

Source: Surin calls on Asean to act on Rohingya  Published: 28/10/2012 at 12:00 AM

Escalating violence in Myanmar‘s Rakhine state deserves the urgent attention of Asean and the international community, Asean secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan told the Bangkok Post Sunday yesterday.


Asean, UN, Nato, OIC urged to act

September 18, 2012

NST: Asean, UN, Nato, OIC urged to act

UALA LUMPUR: The international community, including Malaysia, must put pressure on the Myanmar government to cease the abuse of the Rohingya ethnic minority and recognise them as citizens of Myanmar.

Arakan Rohingya Union director-general Professor Dr Wakar Uddin cautioned that the Myanmar government was arrogant and would not respond to scattered messages from a few organisations.

“Countries need to come together and put concerted pressure on the Myanmar government to stop their systematic and persistent genocide of the Rohingya people in the Rakhine state of Myanmar.

“We need a multi-track approach. Not only must the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) speak up, but the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) and the United Nations (UN) should come in to condemn the violence towards the Rohingya Muslims,” Wakar urged at the one-day international conference “Plight of the Rohingya: Solutions?” at the Islamic Arts Museum here yesterday.


Recognise Rohingya as citizens, Dr M tells Myanmar

September 18, 2012

Recognise Rohingya as citizens, Dr M tells Myanmar NST

FINDING RESOLUTION: Conference seeks solutions rather than to apportion blame, says Global Peace Foundation president

.Perdana Global Peace Foundation president Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamadgiving a keynote address at the International Conference ‘Plight of the Rohingya: Solution?’ international conference in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. Pic by Mustaffa Kamal


September 17, 2012

SOURCE: Resolution on Rohingya



The “International Conference on the Plight of the Rohingya: Solution ” was convened by the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 17 September 2012.

The Conference was attended by participants comprising representatives from the diplomatic corps, international organisations, parliamentarians, human rights groups, academia, civil society, non-governmental organisations and media, as well as leaders of Rohingya organisations from several countries.

YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia and President of PGPF, delivered the Keynote Speech.


Should Burma as an Islamophobic, racist and openly anti-Muslim country be allowed to chair ASEAN?

August 10, 2012
  1. Burma – the new chair of ASEAN – is anti-Islam and anti-Muslims.
  2. It is openly killing Myanmar Muslims and Rohingyas in Rakhine.
  3. It has done numerous Anti-Muslim Riots in other parts of Myanmar.
  4. It’s people are openly against Islam.
  5. All the insults and attacks are public.
  6. In ASEAN, there are three predominantly Muslim countries. One of them, Indonesia, is the largest Muslim country in the world (in term of population)
  7. Malaysia and Brunei are Muslim dominant ASEANs.
  8. In other ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines also have significant Muslim populations.

Should Burma as an Islamophobic, racist and openly anti-Muslim country be allowed to chair ASEAN?

I don’t think so!

Sent from my anonymous friend

Please read this: Persecution of Muslims in Burma in Wikipedia


Asean conference on Rohingya crisis

July 20, 2012

Source-  : Asean conference on Rohingya crisis

KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 (Bernama) — An international conference on the crisis of violence against Rohingyas in Arakan, Myanmar, will be held on Aug 14 to derive at a solution involving Asean members.

Malaysian International Islamic Cooperation Institute president (Ikiam) Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin said the location of the conference would be decided soon and was expected to be attended by Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the region. (more…)

Hoping for the ASEAN UNION, rather than disintegrating into smaller states

July 14, 2012

I hope and pray that this would never happen to our beloved Myanmar.

But I am worried that the present Myanmar Government led by U Thein Sein, Myanmar Tatmadaw, Daw Suu led NLD and most of the Myanmar people need to learn more about the concepts of Democracy, Human Rights, Equal Rights, Federalism, Minority Rights, Responsibilities of Majority, Rights of Minority Ethnic Groups, Rights of Minority Religious Groups, Concepts of Preventing Genocide, Hate Speeches, Racial Profiling, Derogatory Name calling etc.


Requesting for the UNSC urgent meeting regarding APERTHEID Master-Plan in Myanmar

June 29, 2012

If Myanmar Military and U Thein Sein’s government failed to stop the following APERTHEID Master-Plan on Muslims in Rakhine state, which is already started, the world leaders should request for the urgent UNSC meeting to discuss and rescue the oppressed people.

OIC member Muslim countries should WARN the Chinese and Russian governments not to use VETO in the coming urgent UNSC.

(NOTE: The Apartheid Rakhine party had also requested for the discussion with UN and other countries as stated in the last line, i.e. No 6 d.)

The following is the direct translation of the The Rakhine Nationalities Development Party RNDP’s Party Policy announcement of APERTHOID STYLE Post-Riots relocations.