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Suu Kyi must stop Rohingya KUALA LUMPUR: Aung San Suu Kyi must step in to prevent the "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Malaysia's prime minister said Sunday as he mocked the Nobel laureate for her inaction.Addressing a 5,000-strong rally in Kuala Lumpur, Najib Razak said the Myanmar government must stop the bloody crackdown in its far west that has sent thousands of Rohingya fleeing, many with stories of rape, torture and murder."What's the use of Aung San Suu Kyi having a Nobel prize?" Najib asked a raucous crowd."We want to tell Aung San Suu Kyi, enough is enough... We must and we will defend Muslims and Islam," he said as supporters chanted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greater")."We want the OIC(Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) to act. "Please do something. The UN do something. The world cannot sit and watch genocide taking place," said Najib.More than 10,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks, the United Nations said on Wednesday, escaping a bloody army crackdown in the ...

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Thai police arrest suspect in Pakistan factory fire that killed 255 BANGKOK: A Pakistani man suspected of starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi four years ago that killed 255 people has been arrested in Bangkok, Thai police said Saturday.Abdul Rehman, 46, was detained at a hotel in the red light district Nana area of the capital on Friday evening, said Thailand's Interpol chief. "Thai Interpol tracked this suspect following an arrest warrant sought by the Pakistani authorities," Major General Apichart Suriboonya told AFP."He will be repatriated as soon as Pakistan is ready," he ...

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Quaid Week to be celebrated from Dec 19 to 25: Marriyum KARACHI: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb Saturday said the federal government would celebrate Quaid-e-Azam Week from December 19 to 25 in connection with the upcoming birth anniversary of the Founder of the Nation.She was talking to the media here after laying a wreath and offering Fateha at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.The minister said during the week, special programmes would be organized in academic institutions as well as other organizations to apprise the ...

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Govt committed to promote of Islamic Finance: Dar ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said that our Government has always been committed to the development and promotion of Islamic Finance.  He said that while chairing the first meeting of the Committee for Implementation of the recommendations of Steering Committee for Promotion of Islamic Banking, said a statement issued here. Ishaq Dar said that the issuance of Sukuks by the present government during the last three years, including the recent issuance of US$ 1 bn international Sukuk, is proof of the ...

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Pakistan forges strong links with world regions: Aizaz ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry Saturday noted with satisfaction that Pakistan due to its ideal geographical location and immense potential in realms of vast connectivity and trade opportunities was fast forging stronger ties with different world capitals. Under such tremendous revolutions taking place across the globe in which new alignments were being made, Islamabad could not be isolated on diplomatic fronts, he said in reply to a query regarding Indian propaganda against Pakistan.  The Foreign secretary, in a PTV programme, referred to the China Pakistan ...