Suffering Rohingyas hopeful of OIC help
It is good news for all Rohingyas worldwide when Malaysia and other Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) members recently condemned the violence in Myanmar, said Johor Rohingyas Unity Body chairman Mohamad Shafi Habe.
He said the Malaysian government should, however, be cautious when channeling aid to the Rohingyas.
“Whatever aid that’s being sent to Myanmar needs to be carefully vetted to ensure that it reaches the victims,” he said.
Mohamad, who has been a refugee here since the 1980s, said the group had over 1,000 members in Johor.
“None of the Rohingyas want to return to Myanmar despite the recent reforms taking place in the country. We do not trust the government,” he said.
Mohamad, previously a policeman in Rakhine state, said they were also not hopeful that Myanmar’s new opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be able to do much for the Rohingyas.
“All the Rohingyas in Johor are praying for peace and stability in their country,” he said
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