Misuari wants to attend OIC meet
text Julmunir JannaralA DEFENSE counsel of detained Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari on Monday urged the government to release the Moro leader before July in time for the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) tri-partite meeting.
Lawyer Dalidig Sumndad said the OIC called for a tripartite meeting with the MNLF and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) on July 19 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Sumndad said it would be beneficial if Misuari, who was one of the principal signatories on the first peace treaty with the GRP, could attend.
Sumndad said the OIC hinted that if Misuari, who was also a former Regional Governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) was released, the Philippine government’s application for observer status at the OIC might be considered after being rejected several times.