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Saturday, 12 April 2014



It is said a picture says a thousand words or as the Chinese proverb indicates “one picture is worth ten thousand words.". The photographic documentation by Mr Suthep Kristanavarin (AMAN) on the plight and human rights violations on Rohingyas  in a recent publication entitled Stateless Rohungya, Running on empty (2013) provides the opportunity for this human rights discussion.

Suthep Kristanavarin has brought his 30 pictures to Malaysia to share his documentation and call us to reflect on public policy responses to address these human rights violations and abuses. This discussion has relevance not just for the Rohingya minorities but also other religious minorities especially within the Asean context.

Global Movement of Moderates (GMM), Proham, AMAN & ABIM are jointly hosting this Roundtable Discussion.

Date:                April 17, 2014 (Thursday)

Time:                2pm till 4.30pm

Venue               Global Movement of Moderates

15th Floor, Menara Manulife, No. 6, Jalan

Gelenggang, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur.


To review the human rights violations & Rohingya community

To chart strategies which will address effectively these violations with specific reference to the role of the Malaysian Government and ASEAN community of nations.

To draw out the implications from the Rohingya for all ethnic and religious minorities and note how a human rights framework based on the UDHR will guarantee an end to these abuses

Word of Welcome: Datuk Kuthbul Zaman (Proham Chairman)

Panel of Speakers

Mr Suthep Kristanavarin  (Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) from Thailand )

Ms Debbie Stothard  (Coordinator for Alternative Asean Network on Burma (ALTASEAN))

Ms Wai Wai Nu  (Founder of Women’s Peace Network – Arakan  from Myanmar)

Mr Hj. Ahmad Azam Abdul Rahman  (Assistant Secretary General, Union of NGO in the Islamic World (UNIW) from Malaysia

Panel is Moderated by Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (GMM) & Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria (Proham)


Register for participation: or (GMM)

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