June 19, 2013
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi urged the Muslim minority in Asean countries, including
those in Myanmar, to give priority to education.
themselves with education and pursue knowledge which is relevant to their needs
in the 21st century.
International Forum on Plight of Muslims in Burma in the 21st century: An
Initiative for Solution and the Way Forward, held at the International
Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS), here, Wednesday.
and economy of the Muslim communities were also important aspects to be
considered in order to achieve a better future for the respective Muslim
that in trying to achieve this, they should not sought to violence but instead
adopt peaceful means and work in tandem with the non-Muslim communities.
communities could also help the less developed ones in order to achieve this
success and to secure their rights in society.
included President of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) Dr
Chandra Muzaffar, while the moderator was Deputy CEO of IAIS Associate
Professor Dr Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil.
changes such as parliamentary elections, changes in economy and was now more
open to foreign investment.
fundamental transformation in the Myanmar society,” he said adding that
Asean had a responsibility to try to bring about the change.
proactive approach to the question of the Rohingyas in Myanmar and of the other
minorities,” he added.
“lets try to resolve this problem, you must resolve the root of the
problem,” which is the question of the citizenship and the question of the
nature of the regime in Myanmar.
resolved through non-violence and peaceful methods.
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