Nobel Laureate and female education activist Malala Yousufzai has come out in support of the Rohingya Muslim community asking fellow Nobel Laureate and Mayanmar leader Aang San Suu Kyi to protect the community in distress.
In her tweet Malala said her “heart breaks” at the suffering of Rohingya Muslims.
Calling for a stop to the violence, Malala said she has seen “pictures of small children killed by Myanmar’s security forces.” Even though these children attacked no one, their houses were burnt to the ground, she added.
Malala also called upon Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingya Muslims because it is the country they were born in. “If their home is not Myanmar, where they have lived for generations, then where is it?”
She also called upon other countries to aid Rohingya Muslims by giving those fleeing the violence access to food, shelter and education. “Other countries, including my own country Pakistan, should follow Bangladesh’s example”, she said.
“Over the last several years, I have repeatedly condemned this tragic and shameful treatment. I am still waiting for my fellow Nobel Laureate Aang San Suu Kyi to do the same. The world is waiting and the Rohingya Muslims are waiting,” she concluded.
My statement on the
#Rohingya crisis in Myanmar: