Rohingya immigrants in Aceh, Indonesia (Photo: AFP/VNA)
 
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – An international conference on Myanmar’s ethnic minority group Rohingya opened on March 14 in Putrajaya city, Malaysia, attracting the participation of 180 speakers and delegates from ASEAN and Muslim countries.

The three-day conference is jointly held by the Institute of Public Security of Malaysia, Amal Foundation of Malaysia, the International Federation of Relief and Development, and the International Union of Muslim Scholars.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars Hadi Awang said the world community, through various international organisations such as United Nations, Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and non-governmental organisations, should take prompt actions to restore the rights of the Rohingya minority. 

Rohingya people should be allowed to receive assistance while their children should be given opportunities to receive education in any circumstances, he added. 

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to give a speech at the closing ceremony on March 16.-VNA