by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad
Tuesday 26 May 2015
THE OSLO CONFERENCE ON MYANMAR’S GENOCIDE OF ROHINGYAS
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad, Fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia and PGPF President appeal for Rohingya crisis.
A three day conf on the plight of the Rohingyas was held at the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Voksenaasen Conf Centre Oslo starting on 26 may.
Sponsored by the Oxford Univ Poverty and Human Development initiative, the Harvard Univ Global Equality Initiative, Parliament of the World’s Religions, Burma Task Force USA, Justice for All, Refugees International and the International State Crime Initiative at Queen Mary Univ of London.
Joining the conf through a pre-recorded call and appeal are Philantrophist George Soros, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed fourth PM of Malaysia and founder n president PGPF, Nobel Peace Laurettes Bishop Desmond Tutu, Mairead Maquire, Amartya Sen, Jose Ramos Harta who called for an end to discrimination, persecution and destruction of the Rohingyas an ethnic group in Western Myanmar.The conf also seeks to push for an end to the persecution of the rohingyas whilst hoping to bring to the EU and Norwegian public the reality of the Rohingya issue.
The conf also apprised by the team of reasearchers from the international state crime initiative queen Mary univ of London of its findings on genocide.
Fomer UN special rapporteur on Myanmar Tomas Ojea Quintanna together with Prof Penny Green of queen Mary Univ of London was featured in a session on a human rights conversation. Among Norwegian participants are fomer PM of Norway Kyell Magne Bondevik and Morten Huglund State Sec MOFA Norway.
Former Army Chief General Tan Sri Mohd Azumi a trustee of PGPF has been invited to speak on challenges to the region.
Words of solidarity and compassion were also shared by a Tamil Eelam Exile and Human Rights Lawyer on the painful experience of the Eelam Tamils.