“Malaysia and Asean counties will do whatever necessary (to solve Rohingya crisis),” he said.
Mahathir said this during a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina at the bilateral booth of Baku Congress Center where the NAM Summit is taking place.
Briefing reporters, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said Mahathir strongly feels that there was a genocide committed on Rohingyas and this should be brought to book.
He strongly condemned the oppression on the Rohingyas in Myanmar and said that Malaysian field hospital in Cox's Bazar will be continued.
He requested Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to inform him about Bhashanchar where Bangladesh has prepared shelter for the Rohibgyas temporarily.
Sheikh Hasina told him about the security and other related issues for the Rohingyas in Bashanchar as well as the present condition of Rohingyas in Cox's Bazar.
Mahathir also talked about the safety and security of the Bangladeshi expatriates living in Malaysia and said that his government would try to take more manpower from Bangladesh.
He also mentioned that Malaysian investment in Bangladesh will be increased as the relations between the two countries are deeply rooted.