Malaysia has said that what Min Aung Hlaing’s military is doing to the Rohingya is genocide, so why does Min Aung Hlaing still have prestigious awards from Malaysia? He is also responsible for a coup and bombing schools, hospitals and villages, and arresting more than 25,000 people.
Sign the petition to the government of Malaysia calling on them to revoke the awards they have given to Min Aung Hlaing.
Text of petition:
Dear Prime Minister
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing leads the Burmese military, which in the past two years since launching a coup has bombed schools, hospitals and homes, forced more that 2 million people to flee their homes, and arrested more than 25,000 people.
Min Aung Hlaing is the person responsible for military offensives against Rohingya civilians in 2016 and 2017. During these offensives thousands of people were killed, including children, thousands of women were raped, and almost 800,000 Rohingya fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.
Malaysia has described these attacks as genocide. However, according to Min Aung Hlaing’s website, he still retains two of Malaysia’s highest military honours, Star of the Commander of Valour, and The Most Gallant Order of Military Service.
We the undersigned signatories call upon you to revoke these honours. Min Aung Hlaing is a criminal who is violating international law. He should not be honoured by Malaysia or any other country.