Friday, June 21, 2024

Iranian Coach of Myanmar Futsal Teams Resigns to Protest Rohingya Genocide

Reza Kordi, the Iranian head coach of Myanmar national futsal teams, has resigned in protest against the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in the East Asian country.

Kordi, who was expected to travel to Myanmar on Friday through Qatar, sent an email to Myanmar Football Association extending his resignation in protest against the mass murder of Rohingya Muslims in the country.

According to a Farsi report by the Varzesh 3 news website, Kordi has coached some leading Asian football clubs like Al Ahli, Al-Sad, Al-Arabi, Eram Kish, Persepolis, and so on.

He was the head coach of Myanmar futsal teams in various age groups. He was also the technical manager of Myanmar football youths teams.

Myanmar’s security forces have been attacking Rohingyas and torching their villages since October 2016 to push them out of the western state of Rakhine.

The attacks have been intensified since August 25, with State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi ignoring international demands to call off the operation.

Thousands of Rohingyas have already fled their homeland to take refuge in Bangladesh. Many people have been killed during the perilous boat journeys on the Naf River, which separates the two neighboring countries.

The refugees have also tried to cross the border into Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

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