Early day motion 346

ROHINGYA MUSLIMS

Main content

Total number of signatures: 35

Blackman, Bob Bottomley, Peter Brown, Alan Campbell, Ronnie
Carden, Dan Chapman, Douglas Crausby, David Cunningham, Jim
Day, Martyn Docherty, Martin Edwards, Jonathan Farron, Tim
Gaffney, Hugh George, Ruth Grady, Patrick Hendry, Drew
Hermon, Lady Hopkins, Kelvin Howarth, George Law, Chris
Linden, David Lucas, Caroline MacNeil, Angus Monaghan, Carol
Moran, Layla Morris, Grahame M O'Hara, Brendan Rimmer, Marie
Robinson, Gavin Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Saville Roberts, Liz Shannon, Jim
Stephens, Christopher Thewliss, Alison Walker, Thelma

That this House expresses deep concern at the ongoing widespread horrific violence against the minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, which has resulted in more than 500,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh since August 2017, making it the world's fastest-developing refugee emergency; notes that survivors in Bangladesh have recounted horrific stories of rape, mass murder and infanticide; further notes that the attacks on the Rohingya, at the hands of the Myanmar police and military, have been systematic and widespread, leading to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, to describe them as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing; notes that the Rohingya people have faced years of mistreatment at the hands of the Burmese Government and need urgent action; notes that most are living in refugee camps, denied citizenship, basic health care and employment; calls on Myanmar's state counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, to speak out against these shocking human rights violations and allow access into the region immediately; and urges the Government to put sustained pressure on the Myanmar Government to end the violence and to allow unhindered access for humanitarian aid to all of the Rakhine State.