KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 (Bernama) -- Kuala Lumpur will host the concluding session of the Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) on the persecution of ethnic Rohingya, Kachin and other minority groups in Myanmar, at Universiti Malaya from Sept 18 to 22.
PPT Malaysia Chapter chairman Dr Chandra Muzaffar said the hearing, the first ever being held on the Rohingya, would be crucial as it aimed to send a clear message to the world's governments and civil societies, especially in the ASEAN region, on the atrocities faced by the Rohingya in their homeland, and the urgent need for action to stop them.
The Rome-based PPT held its first proceeding on the matter at Queen Mary University of London in March, this year.
"The United Nations and ASEAN should take effective measures to stop the human rights violations against the ethnic Rohingya and Kachin minorities in Myanmar," he said at a media conference, here, today.
"ASEAN member states too can no longer ignore the crisis as it will have a negative impact on the region."
He said the panel of jurors at the coming PPT session would comprise internationally outstanding public figures with the relevant expertise, while its findings would be presented to the public.....