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World Beyond War: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis and its Implications on Security in The ASEAN Region

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Saturday, 24 September 2016

09:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Institut Integriti Malaysia (IIM), Persiaran Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Greetings Friends,

Peace!


We at the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) are pleased to invite you, your colleagues and friends to our upcoming JUST Seminar entitled “World Beyond War: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis and its Implications on Security in The ASEAN Region” which will be held on the 24th September 2016.

 

The details of the Seminar are as follows:

  • Date: 24th September 2016 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9.00am –1.00pm
  • Venue: Institut Integriti Malaysia (IIM), Persiaran Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, Bukit Tunku, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This Seminar will feature a presentation of two speakers, a panel discussion, followed by a Question and Answer Session.

 

The speakers are as follows:

  • Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, former chairman of Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM)
  • Mr. Richard Towle, representative of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)

Please find attached the Official Invitation Letter, the Seminar Poster as well as the reply slip.

 

To register your participation, please complete the reply slip and RSVP to hassanal@just-international.org before the 20th September 2016.

 

Please note that spaces will be limited to 100 participants, so be sure to register and reserve your seats as soon as possible.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Regards and peace,
Hassanal Noor Rashid
JUST Program Coordinator
H/P: +6012-3621155
E-mail: hassanal@just-international.org
E-mail: hassanalnoorrashid@gmail.com

 

JUST Forum Report

The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) successfully organized an important seminar on, "World Beyond War: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis and its Implications on Security in the ASEAN Region. Held on the 24th of September 2016 at the Institut Integriti Malaysia (IIM), the event was a part of the larger weekend-wide conference opposing global war and militarism taking place in Washington, DC. That "World Beyond War" conference included leading public intellectuals, activists, and community leaders from the US and throughout the world addressing the array of crises being produced by the political decisions of the powerful.

 

The event in Kuala Lumpur wanted to center the issue of the Rohingya refugees as a part of the global agenda of peace-loving forces desiring to end human suffering caused by war and violence. JUST invited well-respected speakers and panelists to address issue. The speakers included the UNHCR representative, Mr. Richard Towle, as well as Amb. Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, former Chairman of Suhakam. The panelists included distinguished academics, civil society leaders, and shapers and makers in media.

 

There was a consensus of the speakers and panelists - indeed even among the large number of participants who deeply enriched the discussion on the issue - that there required deep political will and dedication to resolve the matter of the horrible plight of the Rohingya refugees. One step in this direction was certainly achieved by the seminar, and that was by putting forward a potent challenge to the dominant narratives, whether in popular, media, or intellectual circles, about the crisis itself. 

 

The conclusions from the JUST seminar are going to be circulated widely, and presented to the ASEAN Secretary-General, the Malaysian Government, et al. As the President of JUST, Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, said in his closing remarks, "This was not merely meant to be a 'talk shop.'" 

 

This seminar organized by JUST was, indeed, done entirely with the intention to spur our collective conscience to action for justice and peace in the region, and for dignity for the suffering Rohingya refugees.