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The unfolding crisis in Xinjiang has witnessed large-scale Sinicization of the¬†Uyghur community at the hands of the Chinese government. Global uproar¬†and condemnation have focused on the flagrant violation of human rights in¬†Xinjiang, where Uyghurs have experienced mass incarcerations, discrimination,¬†surveillance, and intrusion. Against this backdrop, IAIS Malaysia, in collaboration¬†with JUST, MAPIM, and Global Peace Malaysia, organised the above-mentioned¬†forum. The event was moderated by Dr Mohammed Azam (Deputy CEO of IAIS¬†Malaysia) and featured four panellists: Mohd Azmi Abd Hamid (President of¬†MAPIM), Dr Alexander Wain (IAIS Malaysia), Ahmad Fahmi Mohd Shamsudin¬†(CEO of Global Peace Malaysia), and Hassanal Noor Rashid (Project Coordinator¬†from JUST). Several issues pursuant to the crisis were explored by the speakers,¬†including geopolitical context, international relations, Han Chinese nationalism,¬†the Uyghurs history of separatism, and the internal politics of Xinjiang. Also¬†discussed were the responses of Muslim countries to this crisis and possible¬†actionable steps that might be taken to help mitigate it.