KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (pic) has brushed off critics for their negativity on the RM10mil humanitarian aid for the Rakhine State announced by the Prime Minister Thursday.
"We should not look into the narrow mindedness of these people.
"Malaysia is one of the countries that is very concerned not just about the attacks on the Rohingya.
"We've been playing a very prominent role in peacekeeping forces in Congo and also in Bosnia," he told a press conference after the end of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation extraordinary session here.
Anifah said RM10mil was a small sum to spend to upkeep the wellbeing of the people.
"We're human beings. If I were to ask some of you here to contribute, most of you would put your hands in your pockets and take some money out to assist these people," he added.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that Malaysia will contribute RM10mil to assist humanitarian efforts and social rehabilitation projects for the Rohingya community in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
Netizens were quick to criticise the announcement, commenting on social media that the money would be better spent to help needy Malaysians.