June 30, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia has urged the Myanmar government to take immediate action to address the ongoing inter-communal violence in the country.
This was voiced by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman in a bilateral meeting with Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin on the sideline of the 46th Asean Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei which commenced yesterday.
A statement from the Asean-Malaysia National Secretariat, Foreign Affairs Ministry here said Anifah conveyed Malaysia’s concerned on the ongoing violence, saying it had also affected neighbouring countries, including Malaysia.
He also urged the Myanmar government to take necessary measures to bring the perpetrators of violence to justice in a fair and transparent manner.
The minister had also sought the agreement of the Myanmar government to allow the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group to visit Myanmar and be given fullest cooperation in fulfilling its mandate.
Anifah is leading the Malaysian delegation at a series of Asean-related meetings in Bandar Seri Begawan from June 29 to July 2.
Besides the 46th AMM, other meetings include Post-Ministerial Conferences (PMC), 20th Asean Regional Forum, Asean Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the 3rd East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.