Play on! Asian football tournament continues despite Burmese crackdown on minority Muslims

Play on! Asian football tournament continues despite Burmese crackdown on minority Muslims
 

The decision came amid growing calls for Muslim-majority Malaysia to take a strong position and as protesters held simultaneous rallies on Friday in three Southeast Asian countries against Buddhist-majority Burma’s actions in Rakhine. 
A withdrawal by Malaysia from the ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup, which began on Saturday, would have run counter to the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations' long-standing policy of non-interference in other members' affairs. 
“The cabinet decided today that we should proceed with our match tomorrow,” Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister... read more

 
25 November 2016 in World News, Views: 41
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