The first Malaysian in Southeast Asia won International News & Current affairs categories Sony World Photography Awards in London 2018.
LIFE INSIDE THE REFUGEES CAMP
Photo by Mohd Samsul Mohd Said.
According to the UN’s international report that more than 600,000 ethnic minorities of Rohingya have been in Bangladesh especially in Teknaf and Cox’s Bazaar since September, many people are living in dire conditions. Rohingya Muslims have sought sanctuary in Bangladesh after the military in mostly Buddhist Myanmar launched a harsh counter-insurgency operation in their villages across the northern parts of Rakhine State, following attacks by Rohingya militants on an army base and police posts on Aug. 25.
The Amnesty International (AI) human rights organization’s report reveals that Myanmar’s regime legitimately discriminates against ethnic Rohingya, in February 2017, more than 31 Non-goverment organisations (NGO) include Mapim and Kelab Putra 1 Malaysia from Malaysia, Indonesia, China, France, Germany, and United States joint forces bringing almost 2300 tonne of humanitarian goods include medicine, food, cooking oil and cloth were sending to ethnic minority Rohingya in Yangon and Teknaf. Myanmar is carrying out ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims, members of the ethnic community have abandoned their homes in Myanmar to escape the unfolding violence after troops poured into the narrow strip where they live. The cabinet of Malaysia condemns the escalations of violence in the Northern Rakhine State over the past months, resulting in the loss of innocent lives and displacement of people.