Secretary-General of ASEAN H.E.Le Luong Minh, Chair of ASEAN Govt of M'sia
We, Good Shepherd
Sisters and mission partners of the Asia Pacific Justice Peace Network, congratulate
the Malaysian and Indonesian governments for allowing thousands of Rohingya and
Bangladeshi refugees to land on their shores. We applaud the humanitarian response agreed to by the
Malaysian, Indonesian and Thai governments.
We urge the governments of Malaysia,
Indonesia and Thailand:
continue diligently search and rescue efforts to bring the stranded to shore
step-up efforts to provide them with humanitarian assistance like shelter,
medical care, food and water
respect life, show compassion and offer protection for the vulnerable against
human traffickers and smugglers
collaborate with other ASEAN member countries to accord internally displaced
persons, such as the Rohingyas, the right to life, dignity and livelihood
We urge the governments to seek a durable solution to this crisis immediately!