KUALA LUMPUR: Syed Hamid Albar said he had decided not to take up a contract extension as Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) special envoy to Myanmar.
He said the Jeddah-based OIC had offered a three-month renewal for the job but he declined the offer as it was too short a period for him to perform his duties.
The former foreign minister noted that the 57-nation body had been informed of his decision following the expiry of his contract in December last year.
Syed Hamid who is also the president of Humaniti Malaysia, a non-governmental organisation which supports education and humanitarian issues, made the remarks after the launching of the Rohingya Integrated School of Excellence (RISE) in Kajang, near here, today.
“I hope Malaysia will continue to voice out on the plight of the unfortunate community in Myanmar,” he said.
Thousands of ethnic Rohingyas have fled Myanmar following alleged aggression against the community in that country. -FMT