Parliamentary Debate Today. Recommendations by the RMCG.

Parliamentary Debate Today. Recommendations by the RMCG.

11 September 2012

Recommendations by the Rohingya Minority Crisis Group.
Concerning the suffering of the Rohingya

RMCG convened a large meeting at the London Muslim Centre on 5th September 2012 in east London, entitled "Burma Bloodbath". Prominent speakers, including experts, politicians, campaigners and faith leaders spoke about the urgency and severity of the crisis - and called for immediate actions to alleviate the suffering of the Rohingya.

RMCG puts forward the following recommendations and actions (some from the meeting of 5th September):

            1. British government to withdraw the invitation to President Thein Sein to visit the UK in             order to bring home to him the seriousness of the current situation and the fact that       proposing ethnic-cleansing is completely unacceptable.

            2. British government to arrange or to help send a fact-finding mission (civilians/diplomats) to             analyse the current situation of the Rohingya people.


            3. International community to publicly support the repeal of the 1982 Citizenship Law in             Burma, and press all parties in Burma, including the government, to support its repeal, offering technical advice where required.

            4. Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and international governments must act             now to stop the mass killing and disappearances of thousands of Muslims in Burma.

            5. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to issue a statement on the citizenship law.

            6. Convene a special session on the Rohingya crisis at the Human Rights Council.

            7. Make a formal complaint via the Human Rights Council’s complaints procedures.

            8. Make preparations in advance for the delivery of emergency aid if/when access is      granted.

            9. Lift the suspension of aid to Rohingya communities in Bangladesh.

            10. Support the establishment of a UN COI in the UNGA Resolution on Burma.