Special Forum: Uyghurs’ Plight and The Geopolitical Challenges

Jointly Co-Organised By:
Muslim Youth Movement Malaysia (ABIM)
The Centre for Uyghur Studies (CUS)
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia
17 April 2023 (Monday)
10:00am - 12 noon (Malaysian Standard Time GMT +8)
Venue:  Zoom / IAIS Malaysia's FB Page

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Moderator: Ms. Wan Noor Fadhilah Wan Ibrahim, Secretary General, Uyghur-Malaysia Relations Organization (UMRO)
Panellists 1: Mr. Abdulhakim Idris, Director of the Centre for Uyghur Studies, Washington D.C
Panellists 2: Mr. Mohd Khairul Anwar Bin Ismail, Deputy President, Muslim Youth Movement Malaysia (ABIM)
Panellists 3: Mr. Hazeratali Wushur, Advocacy Manager, Centre for Uyghur Studies, Washington D.C

On 31st August 2022, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has published a report entitled “The OHCHR Assessment of Human Rights Concern in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region”. The report concluded that “the extent of arbitrary and discriminatory detention of members of Uyghur and other predominantly Muslim groups, pursuant to law and policy, in context of restrictions and deprivation more generally of fundamental rights enjoyed individually and collectively, may constitute international crimes, in particular crimes against humanity”.

The primary goal of this forum is to raise awareness of the current situation faced by the Uyghurs and Turkic Muslim minorities in China. The organizers of this forum aim to initiate a discussion on potential solutions and courses of action that could address the issues faced by the Uyghur community and to identify Malaysia's roles in addressing the plight of Uyghur while maintaining bi-lateral relation with the Republic of China.

Watch the recording of this forum on IAIS Malaysia's FB Page

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