All countries should take in more Rohingya refugees - PM Ismail Sabri 

All countries should take in more Rohingya refugees - PM Ismail Sabri 

11 days ago

NEW YORK - It is the responsibility of all countries to take in more Rohingya refugees to be resettled in their respective countries following the crisis in Myanmar, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said although Malaysia is not a signatory to the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol, the country, on humanitarian grounds has accepted nearly 200,000 Rohingya refugees. "The political crisis in Myanmar has also worsened the situation of millions of Myanmar refugees, including the Rohingya refugees,” he said when delivering Malaysia’s National Statement at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) here on Friday. He said Malaysia strongly emphasises the importance of the world addressing the root cause of the Rohingya crisis and be believed that the issue will not be resolved as long as the crisis in the country continues."In the Southeast Asian region, Malaysia has played an important role in conflict resolution.

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