International Forum “Plight of Muslims in Burma in the 21st century



International Forum “Plight of Muslims in Burma in the 21st century: An initiative for solution & the way forward”

Date:
Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Time:
09:30am - 02:00pm

Venue:
Conference Hall, IAIS Malaysia [click for location map]


Main Organisers:
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia
Rohingya Arakanese Refugee Committee (RARC)
Burma Muslim Community (BMC)

Event Partners:
International Movement For A Just World (JUST)
Muslim Youth Movement Of Malaysia (ABIM)
Malaysian Youth Council (MBM)
Persatuan Mahasiswa Islam Universiti Malaya (PMIUM)
Jaringan Anak Muda (JAM)
Al-Fikrah.Net
Institute for Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR)
The Cordoba Foundation (TCF)
The Diplomatic Institute of the State of Qatar (TDI)
Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF)

Media Partners:
Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM)
TV Al-Hijrah
Radio IKIM FM
Al-Jazeera International
The Arakan Observer Group
Rohingya Vision TV
Sinar Harian
Aswaq Magazine
Amilin TV

Keynote Address by YABhg Tun Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi, Patron Of IAIS Malaysia And Former Prime Minister Of Malaysia
Opening Speech by Professor Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Founding Chairman & CEO, IAIS Malaysia
Moderator
Associate Professor Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil, Deputy CEO, IAIS Malaysia
Speakers
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, President, International Movement For A Just World (JUST)
Dr. Maung Zarni, Fellow, Department Of History, Faculty Of Arts & Social Sciences, University Of Malaya
Mr. Mohammad Sadek, Program Coordinator, Rohingya Arakanese Refugee Committee (RARC)
Mr. Saw Clo Say, Special Advisor, Burma Muslim Community
Mr. Mohamad Raimi Bin Ab Rahim, Secretary General, Muslim Youth Movement Of Malaysia (ABIM)
Introduction
Muslims Of Burma Are Currently Subjected To Genocidal Action, Ethnic Cleansing, Religious Hindrance, Continuous Expulsion And Extermination From Their Ancestral Homeland, While Hundreds Of Them Are Currently At Risk In A Perilous Plight. Besides, Tens Of Thousands Of Muslims Are Languishing In A Sub-Human And Displaced Situation. They Are Also Confronted By Buddhist Extremists And The Ruling Military Authorities At Every Moment And So The Lives Of Muslims In Burma Could Not Be In A Worse Condition.

Muslim Rohingyas In Arakan State, Burma Have Been Facing Continuous Segregation, Starvation, Frequent Attacks And Being Killed At The Average Rate Of 3 Persons In An Hour, While Muslims In Central Burma Are Spending Their Lives In Fear And Tears.

In This Regard, The Need For Their Protection And Security Is Very Important And Hence Effective Advocacy And Campaigning Are Very Much Needed To Support Their Fundamental Human Rights, Human Security And Human Dignity In The Spirit Of Achieving Peace And Harmony.

Objectives
To Focus On Sectarian Violence, Segregation, Displacement, Forcible Expulsions And Intolerance Against Muslim Minorities In Burma;
To Create A Better Atmosphere For Exiles With A View To Develop Sympathetic Treatment For The Victims Of Genocide And Humiliations;
To Exert Effective Pressure On The Burmese Authorities To Stop The Maltreatment And Violence Against The Muslims Of Burma And To Ensure Their Rights Of Citizenship And Human Dignity Are Respected.

Programme (Tentative)

09:30am-10:00am Arrival of guests and registration
10:00am-10:10am Opening Speech by Professor Dr Mohammad Hashim Kamali
10:10am-10:25am Keynote Address by YABhg Tun Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi
10:25am-10:30am Welcoming remarks by moderator
10:30am-12:00pm Presentation by speakers
12:00pm-01.00pm Open discussion and Q&A session
01:00pm-02:00pm Networking lunch and Zuhr prayer

Admission is FREE, all are welcome to attend with pre-regsitration (registration link at the top of this page).

Contact Information
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia
Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-7956 9188 Fax: +603-7956 2188 / +603-7956 2966
Email: reply@iais.org.my

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