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Two demonstrations were held in Kuala Lumpur today over India's withdrawal of autonomy for Kashmir and flooding of the region with military personnel. A demonstration involving some 100 people at Masjid Negara after Friday prayers saw protesters chanting "Hidup Kashmir" (long live Kashmir) and calling for the removal of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Protest leader and Muslim Youth Movement (Abim) president Mohamad Raimi Ab Rahim urged Parliament to speak up against the persecution of Muslims in Kashmir. "Why are our MPs keeping quiet? Even MPs in UK are protesting against what is happening in Kashmir," he told the press.

Abim, in representing 40 NGOs, later submitted a protest note to the Indian High Commission. Across town, another group of 20 protesters gathered in front of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassy to protest against the country's decision to grant its highest award - Order of Zayed - to Modi.

Protest leader and president of Ikatan Rakyat Muslim Malaysia (Irimm) Amir Amsaa Alla Pitcay said Malaysians were concerned about the possibility of Kashmir becoming "another Palestine". The protesters had attempted to submit a protest note signed by 42 organisations to the embassy, but were not entertained by any of the embassy staff.

The group had initially planned to submit a protest note to the Saudi Arabian embassy, but called off the event after being ignored by the UAE embassy. Their message for the Saudis, according to Amir Amsaa, was that Riyadh should raise the plight of Kashmiris to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations. Kashmir is a Himalayan region which has been subjected to territorial conflict since the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.

The Muslim-majority region of Jammu and Kashmir is Indian territory, but was granted special "temporary" autonomy under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

On Aug 5, 2019, the Indian government revoked the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir. Following this, New Delhi had cut off communication in the region, increased military presence and locked up local political leaders. Kashmiris are concerned that ceding control of the territory to New Delhi would open the floodgates to land grabs by outsiders. Malaysia Kini.

KUANTAN: Raub UiTM recently took part in a national seminar held in Parliament to empower youths on electoral reforms. The seminar titled “Electoral System Reforms: Benefits for the Young Generation” was jointly organised by the Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (Abim), Raub UiTM’s Administrative Science and Policy Studies Faculty (FSPPP), Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) and the National Union Of Malaysian Muslim Students.

Raub UiTM said in a statement that the programme was aimed at ensuring the voice of youths were not left behind in the government and NGOs’ efforts to bring about election reforms in Malaysia. It said the programme was also to increase awareness and knowledge of the participants on the subject matter. FSPPP studies centre head Che Hamdan Che Mohd Razali (pic) said students had the opportunity to feel the atmosphere of a scholarly discussion in Parliament other than just studying in classrooms.

“In addition, this programme provides a space for students to offer their opinions on electoral reforms,” he said. Among the topics discussed were political education for the young generation, improvements to the electoral system and the role of civil society in election reforms.

There was also a dialogue session with Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong. Up to 220 participants took part in the programme, including FSPPP students, lecturers and alumni as well as the public.

Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2019/03/13/giving-youths-a-voice-in-electoral-reforms#qu8GdvB15IMWy11Z.99

The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) urges the People's Republic of China to immediately release all Uyghur Muslims from detention camps in Xinjiang province. ABIM also calls for all detention centres and camps to be closed immediately. This call is made in conjunction with the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 2019.

It was also on October 1, 1949 that East Turkestan was incorporated into China and renamed Xinjiang. The ongoing humanitarian tragedy of the Uyghur minority Muslims is already widely known throughout the world. ABIM considers the revelations and disclosures in the various forms of testimony and evidence have seriously undermined the international community’s confidence in the government of the People's Republic of China concerning human rights.

The atrocities committed against the Uyghur ethnic groups in the detention camps go beyond the norms of humanity and result in psychological stress, depression, and trauma among these ethnic people.

To this day, Uyghur communities outside of China are still being denied access to information and blocked from communication which have left them separated from millions of their family members in Xinjiang.

These Uyghur communities have also been denied the right as citizens from possessing passports that would allow them to travel freely including returning home legally. As a major force expanding its influence internationally, the actions of the Government of the People's Republic of China are contrary to fundamental values of human rights held by the universal community. The international community is also keeping abreast of developments in Hong Kong.

The world is observing every policy implemented by the government of the People's Republic of China in both regions. ABIM fears that every move by the Chinese government is a reflection of the policies and values that the country wants to address as a new universal reference norm.

On that basis, ABIM urges Malaysians and the world community to reject any form of normalization that seeks to justify the inhumanity of the Government of the People's Republic of China in particular to its mistreatment of the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.

ABIM strongly implores the Malaysian government and the Muslim world to continue to increase political pressure so that atrocities on the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang shall be ceased and their release from detention camps be achieved.

The millions of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic groups should have the right to live freely as dignified people as any other citizen in the People’s Republic of China.

Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz, Secretary General, Muslim Youth Movesment of Malaysia (ABIM).

The Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia (ABIM) urges the People's Republic of China to immediately release all Uyghur Muslims from detention camps in Xinjiang province. ABIM also calls for all detention centres and camps to be closed immediately. This call is made in conjunction with the anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 2019.

It was also on October 1, 1949 that East Turkestan was incorporated into China and renamed Xinjiang. The ongoing humanitarian tragedy of the Uyghur minority Muslims is already widely known throughout the world. ABIM considers the revelations and disclosures in the various forms of testimony and evidence have seriously undermined the international community’s confidence in the government of the People's Republic of China concerning human rights.

The atrocities committed against the Uyghur ethnic groups in the detention camps go beyond the norms of humanity and result in psychological stress, depression, and trauma among these ethnic people.

To this day, Uyghur communities outside of China are still being denied access to information and blocked from communication which have left them separated from millions of their family members in Xinjiang.

These Uyghur communities have also been denied the right as citizens from possessing passports that would allow them to travel freely including returning home legally. As a major force expanding its influence internationally, the actions of the Government of the People's Republic of China are contrary to fundamental values of human rights held by the universal community. The international community is also keeping abreast of developments in Hong Kong.

The world is observing every policy implemented by the government of the People's Republic of China in both regions. ABIM fears that every move by the Chinese government is a reflection of the policies and values that the country wants to address as a new universal reference norm.

On that basis, ABIM urges Malaysians and the world community to reject any form of normalization that seeks to justify the inhumanity of the Government of the People's Republic of China in particular to its mistreatment of the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.

ABIM strongly implores the Malaysian government and the Muslim world to continue to increase political pressure so that atrocities on the Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang shall be ceased and their release from detention camps be achieved.

The millions of Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic groups should have the right to live freely as dignified people as any other citizen in the People’s Republic of China.

Muhammad Faisal Abdul Aziz, Secretary General, Muslim Youth Movesment of Malaysia (ABIM).

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