DHAKA: The head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation urged Myanmar’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi Thursday to help end violence against the Muslim Rohingya community in her country.
‘As a Nobel Peace Laureate, we are confident that the first step of your journey towards ensuring peace in the world would start from your own doorstep’, OIC head Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu told Suu Kyi in a letter, reports The Straits Times.
Ihsanoglu said the OIC was confident Suu Kyi ‘would play a positive role in bringing an end to the violence that has afflicted Arakan (Rakhine) state’.
He urged the newly elected lawmaker to convince the government to accept ‘an international inquiry into the recent violence, granting free access to humanitarian aid groups and international media’ in the western Myanmar state that saw deadly clashes last month between Muslims and Buddhists.
BDST: 1854 HRS, JUL 5, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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