Malaysia Correspondent: “Malaysian authorities have launched crackdowns against illegal migrants from neighboring countries including persecuted Rohingyas of Burma living in Malaysia recently.
The Malaysian authorities have been jointly conducting the operation against the illegal people and detained more than 200 people from different parts of the country” said a Rohingya woman, Rohima Khatun from Malaysia.
A Bangladeshi man said, “the illegal migrants who are living in Malaysia went there taking high risk of life by rickety boats from Burma and Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi people went there with economic purpose as the Bangladesh is a country of poverty where its government is unable to provide its people with jobs”.
“But, the people of Burma entered Malaysia by rickety boat taking risk of life to escape continuous harsh persecution of military regimes and violence erupted in 2012 in Burma. Among the Burmese nationals, Rohingya is the most persecuted minority group in the world according to the recognition of United Nation which is well known to the Malaysian government” said a Rohingya, residing in Malaysia.
However, the Rohingyas have been in Malaysia just waiting for a solution to their long standing problems in Burma for decades since their citizenship rights by Burmese government had been denying repeatedly despite human rights groups, International communities and the world powerful countries urged the government several times, he more added.
“Now the transition government, National League for Democracy (NLD) has likely come to power defeating the Thein Sein government in November 08 2015. But it is a great concern that the transition government NLD whom the Rohingyas have been heartedly supporting, has not uttered any positive words towards the solution of the Rohingyas’ long term problems though the Leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of NLD well aware of the existence of Rohingyas for centuries in Burma.
We have not seen any positive prospect of us (Rohingyas) even though we have been expecting the fruitful result from Aung San Suu Kyi who has been awarded Nobel Prize for peace that we can return to our beloved country Burma soon.
In the mean time, the Malaysian government is arresting our persecuted Rohingya people who have reached there by boat and waiting for return to Burma if the citizenship rights are ensured by the newly elected NLD government in Burma” said Rohingya leaders from Malaysia.
“We would like to urge the Malaysian government to stop arrest, to be merciful and allow our persecuted Rohingyas including other ethnic minority people in Malaysia who (we) are waiting for return to Burma till the NLD government ensure the citizenship rights to us (Rohingyas) and human rights to other minority people of Burma” they more added.