Being an instrumental force behind Myanmar's inception into Asean in 1997, Malaysia must also demand China and the US (which has begun removing economic sanctions because of the political reforms in Myanmar) to intervene and actively advice Myanmar to protect all minorities and stop the genocide.
These are among few issues put forward to PM Najib who is attending the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) in Mecca. (See Pakatan Rakyat's media statement)
I love diplomatic and foreign relation subjects. In this aspect, I concur with the Opposition Leader for his strong attention over the issue.
However, the media statement fell short of mentioning the most important element of the Rohingya case - Noble Peace laureate and Myanmar Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi whom Pakatan Rakyat equates Anwar with.
Suu Kyi has come under fire for her silence on the massacre of Rohingya Muslims. She refused to speak out against abuses committed by Myanmar’s military on Rohingyas, described by the United Nations as one of the world's most persecuted people in the world.
Ironically, just days after she received a peace prize, Suu Kyi told reporters she did not know if Rohingyas were Burmese. That was a rotten stand point!
Activists, who used to support the world famous symbol of human rights through her years of imprisonment and isolation, now accuse her of ignoring the most pressing human rights issue in her country today.
And Anwar, together with Pakatan Rakyat, are ignoring the fact!
Suu Kyi is under fire as she also refused to criticise President Thein Sein, a former military general whom she met yesterday, for endorsing policies of ethnic cleansing against the Muslim minority.
Thin Sein said the 800,000 Rohingya population should be put in camps and sent across the border to Bangladesh.
Some analysts say her inaction is politically motivated. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy looks ahead to elections in 2015. They say Suu Kyi fears that expressing support for the Muslim minority could jeopardise her campaign, and some quarters are already labeling her as being anti-Muslim.
The government of Myanmar refuses to recognise Rohingyas, who it claims are not natives and classifies as illegal migrants, although the Rohingya are said to be Muslim descendants of Persian, Turkish, Bengali, and Pathan origin, who migrated to Myanmar as early as the 8th century.
The UN says decades of discrimination have left the Rohingyas stateless, with Myanmar implementing restrictions on their movement and withholding land rights, education and public services.
Reports say 650 Rohingya Muslims were killed as of June 28 alone during clashes in the western region of Rakhine but unofficial figures put it at 5,000. More than 2,000 are still missing and 100,000 more have been displaced.
So, what is Suu Kyi 'The Freedom Fighter'?