Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Indonesian FM wants Islamic group to be more proactive

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:32 Mizzima News

Indonesian foreign Minister Marty Natalegawas has urged the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to take actions to help end violence in Burma and Syria, as the OIC held an emergency summit on Tuesday.

The OIC scheduled an emergency summit to implement recommendations formed after OIC foreign ministers met on Monday in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to discuss issues facing the world's Muslim community.

In Burma, the OIC should act to help stop the killings of the Rohingya Muslim minority, who have been targeted for violence in Rakhine State, he said.

Human Rights Watch has accused Burmese security forces of opening fire on Rohingyas, committing rape and standing by as mobs attacked each other.

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