Mahathir Urges Muslim Countries To Save Rohingya

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged Islamic nations to jointly play a role to help end the misery of the Muslim Rohinyas in Myanmar.

The former prime minister said Malaysian efforts alone could not solve the problem.

“Nevertheless, if the effort comes from all Muslims, Islamic nations and other countries, I am confident the United Nations (UN) will take action to save the Rohingyas,” he told reporters after a symbolic handing over of clean water through the `WaqafWater4Gaza’ here today.

He was asked to comment on a claim by the Saudi Arabian Government that Myanmar, whose populace was mostly Buddhists, was carrying out ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingyas in the country.

Dr Mahathir also hoped the Myanmar Government, which had now opened its doors to democracy, would be considerate over the fate befalling the Rohingyas.


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