PRESS STATEMENT – ROHINGYA IN CAMERON HIGHLANDS

PRESS STATEMENT

12 November 2014

Dear Chief Editors,

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) is deeply sad over the muddy flood and landslides in Cameron Highlands that claimed five lives and caused over 90 victims from 28 families to be evacuated.

We strongly support the act of the Malaysian government to take action against those responsible for the incident. In regards to the 4000 Rohingya in Cameron Highlands, we do not have any information that they are working there. If yes, maybe the number is very small. We hope the government will thoroughly investigate the identity of the person who claimed themselves as Rohingya because they can be a Bangladeshi or other ethnic from Myanmar itself. We can help the government at any time in the identification process of Rohingya refugees and Asylum Seekers in Cameron Highlands or other places in Malaysia.

We also hope the UNHCR will be very careful in their identification process as there are cases where other ethnic from Myanmar were identified as Rohingya in their UNHCR cards. This has a serious impact on the Rohingya community in Malaysia when this non-Rohingya who carried UNHCR card that identify them as Rohingya involved in crime activities. This will bring bad reputation for the Stateless Rohingya refugees. Therefore we really hope the UNHCR will review their identification process. We also hope the UNHCR to be equal in the registration of refugees and asylum seekers as very little number of Stateless Rohingya get registered with UNHCR and resettled in the third country compared to other ethnic who are citizen of Myanmar. Due to the failure of registration with UNHCR, many Rohingya asylum seekers are forced to use fake UNCHR cards in order to survive.

The Rohingya faces various kinds of prosecutions from the Myanmar government. The Rohingya became the victims of Genocide and have to flee from or homeland to save our lives. In this situation we will always obey the national laws and regulations of the country who give us protection. Currently lots of Rohingya have been arrested, tortured and killed due to allegation by the Myanmar government that they were involve with Al-Qaeda and ISIS.

We hope the Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak, Asean Leaders and the World Leaders will raise the Rohingya’s plight during the 25th ASEAN SUMMIT in Myanmar that take place today and tomorrow. As the theme for the 2014 ASEAN Chairmanship is “Moving Forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community”, Myanmar government must stop its continuous prosecutions and Genocide towards ethnic minority Rohingya in order to achieve a Peaceful and Prosperous Community. If not, Myanmar will continuously giving problem to its neighboring countries and to the world at large.

We hope the President Barack Obama and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will raise the Rohingya’s plight during the two days meeting. We hope both President Barack Obama and Ban Ki Moon will conduct a special meeting with Myanmar government to end prosecutions and Genocide towards minority Rohingya.

We hope for the continuous support from the Malaysian government, Asean countries, United Nations and the International Communities at large to save the remaining Rohingya.
Sincerely,
Zafar Ahmad Bin Abdul Ghani
President
Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
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Bangladesh President urges for permanent solution to Rohingya issue

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Bangladesh President urges for permanent solution to Rohingya issue

Prior to the APEC CEO Summit, Beijing of China, Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid urged Burma President Thein Sein to work together to find out effective mechanisms for a permanent solution to the long-pending Rohingya issue at Diaoyutai State Guest House on November 9, according to president’s press secretary briefed reporters after the meeting.
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Fishermen face trouble in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Rohingya fishermen of Maungdaw Township have been facing trouble for their survival as they have been barred from fishing since November 7, by Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) personnel, a fisherman named Noor Mohamed of Maungdaw south said.
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Army kill an old Rohingya villager in Maungdaw

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Bangladesh plans to move Rohingya camps: PM says

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on November 6 that the government has planned for shifting Rohingya refugees to suitable places from the existing camps at Kutupalang and Nayapara in Cox’s Bazar, according to PM’s Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhury told newsmen after the meeting, quoting the premier. Read more ›

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Bangladesh Coastguard arrests 21-Burmese fisherman at Bay of Bengal

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Regional level flag meeting between BGB and BGP

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ARNO Press release: Stop killing Rohingya and Rohingya ethnocide

ARAKAN ROHINGYA NATIONAL ORGANISATION
ARAKAN

Stop killing Rohingya and Rohingya ethnocide

October 25, 2014

Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) strongly condemns the unlawful arrest, murder and criminal atrocities committed against the Rohingya people by the border security forces in Maungdaw township of Arakan/Rakhine State, Burma/Myanmar under the pretext of association with Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO).
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Tense Situation erupted at Bangladesh-Burma border

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Tense Situation erupted at Bangladesh-Burma border

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By BTCU Thursday, 17 October 2014

Burma Times: Burma-Bangladesh border- It is reported from a member of Border Guard Police of Burma that 3 members of Border Guard Bangladesh are seriously injured which might cause death during an opposite shot between BGP and BGB.

A boat of people carrying Yaba(methamphetamines) Tablets was found by BGB while it was crossing Naf river from Burma to Bangladesh.

When BGB went to catch the boat which illegally entering into Bangladesh across Naf River, it instantly entered into its maritime boundary and went back to Burma.

After a while, the boat with full of BGP started to approach into Bangladesh. When BGP watched that BGB comes to them, they (BGP) started to shoot to BGB.

According to internal source, it is informed that the BGP was comprised of predominantly Rakhine extremists aiming at harassing Rohingya and creating tense situation in border site with Bangladesh to be able to oppress Rohingya. The main income source of BGP is trafficking Yaba drugs to Bangladesh and its main protector and sponsor is ‘969’ anti-Muslim movement led by proponent monk Wirathu which hand is linked with the ruling President Thein Sein.

BGB seizes over 217,512 Yaba tablets along Burma-Bangladesh border

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BGB seizes over 217,512 Yaba tablets along Burma-Bangladesh border

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized more than 217,512 Yaba tablets from Teknaf and Naff river in their separate raided on October 11, 12 and 13, according to BGB official. Read more ›

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BGP beats Maulana in Maungdaw

Maungdaw. Arakan State:  One Maulana was severely beaten by Burma Border Guard Police (BGP) without any provoking in Maungdaw Township on October 9, according to the victim’s closed relative preferring not to be name because of security reason.  Read more ›

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Rohingyas release from jail with President’s amnesty

Rohingyas released from Akyab jail on October 7, 2014, in the evening after President’s amnesty order issued, according to Bo Min Aung, a Human Rights Defender from Bangkok.
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World community should not turn blind eye on Myanmar’s severe brutality on Muslim minority

By Nurul Islam

The Rakhine State (historically known as Arakan), is one of seven ethnic minority states which were formed under the constitution of 1974. The Rohingya Muslim population is mostly concentrated in the three northern townships: Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung. The Rohingyas speak a Bengali dialect similar to what is spoken in the Chittagong region of Bangladesh, mixed primarily with words from the Urdu, Hindi and Arabic languages, but also from the Bama and English languages. The first Muslims who settled in this region were believed to be Arab mariners and traders that arrived on the Rakhine coast in the 8th and 9th centuries. Other Muslims who came to the area in later centuries include Persians, Moghuls, Turks, Pathans and Bengalis. During the British colonial period from 1824 until 1948 there was also migration from Chittagong to what is now the Rakhine State.The Muslim ethnic minority, generally known as the Rohingyas, who live in northern. Rakhine State, western Myanmar, continue to suffer from several forms of restrictions and human rights violations. They are also subjected to various forms of extortion and arbitrary taxation; land confiscation; forced eviction and house destruction; and financial restrictions on marriage. Rohingyas continue to be used as forced labourers on roads and at military camps. Rohingyas are victims of religious and racial discrimination.
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Outsourcing: New low in refugee protection

 By C.R. Abrar

Refugee protection is a core human rights issue. The fundamental right of seeking and enjoying asylum from persecution in other countries has been enshrined in Article 14(1) of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The principle of asylum acknowledges that when all other forms of human rights protection fail, individuals must be able to leave their country freely and seek refugee elsewhere.
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Rohingyas and the Residents of Burma Registration Act

By Aman Ullah

On Burma attaining independence on 4th January 1948, it ceased to be a part of the British Commonwealth which it left of its own choice. However, at that time the inhabitants of the country consisted of persons of indigenous, mixed and foreign stock. Citizenship was partly defined by the Constitution thereby assuring citizenship rights to the indigenous and mixed races, but the task of defining citizenship more completely was left to the parliament. Laws were promulgated by the Parliament from time to time to define citizenship and to provide for its acquisition and anyone who was not a citizen was classified as a foreigner.
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Rohingya People Need Your Help

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

The Rohingya people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) who mostly live in the western part – the Rakhine (formerly Arakan) state, bordering Bangladesh, are undoubtedly the most persecuted people on earth. Denied citizenship in the Buddhist majority country, the Rohingyas have simply become the most unwanted people in our planet. The nearby Bangladesh does not want the persecuted Rohingyas to settle there either. In desperate attempts to save their lives, many Rohingyas have become now the ‘boat people’ of our time!
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The Rohingyas: Between the devil and the deep sea

By Aman Ullah

Burma has laid out a controversial plan to offer citizenship to Rohingya Muslims, described by the UN as the world’s most persecuted minority, in exchange for registering their identities as Bengali.

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Abusive State Policies against Rohingya Muslims in Burma

By Aman Ullah

Across the last two thousand years, there has been great deal of local vibrancy as well as movement of different ethnic peoples through the region. For the last millennium or so, Muslims (Rohingyas) and Buddhists (Rakhines) have historically lived on both side of Naaf River, which marks the modern border with Bangladesh and Burma. In addition to Muslims (Rohingyas) and Buddhists (Rakhines) majority groups, a number of other minority peoples also come to live in Arakan, including Chin, Kaman, Thet, Dinnet, Mramagri, Mro and Khami  etc.
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Five students arrested in Maungdaw north

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Five Arabic students were arrested by Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) from Maung Nama Gyi village of Maungdaw north on October 10, at about 4:30 AM, while they were sleeping at the Maung Nama Madrasa, said Alam (not real name) said, on condition of anonymity.  Read more ›

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Elephant kills Rohingya villager in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A Rohingya villager was killed by a wild elephant at Kawar Bill (Kyigang Pyin) village on October 5 while looking the paddy field or harvest at night to give protection from destroying by wild animals, said the victim’s business partner from the locality.
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BGP tortures till to dead a Rohingya in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burmese border guard police (BGP) tortured till to dead a Rohingya from Kha Moung Zeik (Fakira Bazar) in BGP headquarters from October 3 to 5, said Halim, a Human Rights watchdog from Maungdaw.
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BROUK expresses deteriorating situation of Rohingya to high level UN and US officials and in New York and Washington DC

BROUK President Tun Khin expressed deteriorating situation of Rohingya in Arakan State, Burma to High level UN and US officials from 22 – 26 September, according to BROUK information.

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BROUK President Tun Khin at US State department

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BGP hands over 32 Bangladeshi prisoners to BGB

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) handed over thirty two Bangladeshi Released Prisoners (RP) to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on September 30, after a flag meeting held in Maungdaw, according to BGB official.
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20 Rohingya arrestees produced at Maungdaw court, grant seven days remand

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) personnel produced 20 Rohingyas including four females to Maungdaw court on September 29 for remand, where the court granted seven days, according to an officer from court who denied to be named.
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Creating new method, villagers arrested in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Creating new method, the Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) arrested six innocent villagers from Maungdaw north on September 27, over the allegation that they had linked with Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO), a rebellion group of Burmese Government, Shoffee (not real name) , a village leader preferring not to be named.  Read more ›

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More Burmese drugs seize in Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 90,000 sex-stimulating tablets from a boat on September 28, at around 7:00 pm near Sabrang area, under Teknaf police station of Naf River – the border river between Burma and Bangladesh, said Lt Col Abu Zar Al Zahid, commanding officer of BGB Battalion-42.
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BGP personnel extort money from villagers in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) extorted money from villagers in Maungdaw Township recently for not participating in so-called population data collection or census by implicating false and fabricated case against the villagers, said Amin, a local elder from the locality.  Read more ›

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Police arrest 17 villagers in Maugdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: 17 villagers were arrested by Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) in Maungdaw north, on September 20 over the allegation that they were not participated in so-called population data collection or census, said a local businessman Jalil from the local.  Read more ›

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Thunderbolt kills man in Buthidaung

Buthidaung, Arakan State:  A young man was killed by lightning strike at Maunu Para (village) under the Paungdaw Pyin village tract of Buthidaung north, Arakan    (Rakhine) State on September 16, said Abdullah from the locality.  Read more ›

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Police using foreign mobile to extort money in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police in plain clothes had used Bangladeshi mobile phone to extort money from Rohingyas on September 15 at about 4:00pm in Khonzabill village under Maungdaw south, said Hashim Ullah, a local elder from the local. Read more ›

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16 Rohingyas pushed back to Burma

Teknaf, Bangladesh: 16 Rohingyas were arrested by BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) and sent back to Burma 0n September 16, according to Hafez Mohamed Khasim from Teknaf.
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Three dead, 25 missing while going to Malaysia

Sittwe, Burma:  Three boat-people including one man and two women were dead while going to Malaysia from Sittwe (Akyab) by boat after sinking at the sea on September 11, at about 9:00 pm,  said  Shaker, one of the boat people from Sittwe.
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Digitized Food Cards introduced in refugee camps

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: 32,000 Rohingya refugees are now entitled to have the facility as the World Food Program (WFP) in cooperation with the government introduced digitized Food Cards at Kutupalong and Nayapara refugee camps since September 11, according to WFP officials. Read more ›

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Fighting between police and smugglers in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh:   Early on September 9, there was a gunfight between police and Yaba smugglers in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.  The Yaba tablets are being smuggled into Bangladesh from Burma, according to Detective Branch(DB)  police official of Cox’s Bazar.   Read more ›

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Burma agrees to take back Rohingya refugees

Burma has agreed to take back a small number of 2,415 out of over 32,000 registered Burmese refugees, known as Rohingyas, who have been living in two camps –Kutupalong and Nayapara – under Cox’s Bazar district for decades, according to Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque’s press briefing at Foreign Ministry office on August 31st.
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Muslims minority denied the right to identify as Rohingya

Mangdaw, Arakan State: The Muslims minority was denied the right to identify themselves as” Rohinggyas” in so-called population data collection in northern Arakan, which was  conducted  since March 30 to April 10 and then from August to till now,  said Rahim( not real name) from the locality.   Read more ›

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Security force harass traveler on Shwezarr Bridge for so-called population data collection program

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Security guards-Burma border guard police- are harassing Rohingya travelers who cross the bridge for so-called population data collection program which was denied by Rohingya community of Maungdaw district, said  Mohamed Anwer, an elder from Shwezarr village.
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Foreign Secretary level meeting in Dhaka

Dhaka, Bangladesh: A meeting –foreign secretary level- will be held on August 31st, to get momentum and enthusiasm into relations between the two neighbors – Burma / Myanmar and Bangladesh, according to Former Bangladesh Ambassador to the UN, Geneva, Barrister Harun ur Rashid’s opinion  “Bangladesh-Myanmar FS level meeting” in the Daily Star newspaper.
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Block admin officer extorts money for entering new baby in family list

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Today, Yousuf – the number two block administration officer – is collecting money from villagers for entering their new born babies in their family list after participating so-called population data collection program, said Ashique, an elder from the village.
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Security force killed one, more injure for rejecting the so-called population data collection program in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Security force – Burma border guard police, army and police – had killed one and more injured today for rejecting the so-called population data collection program in Lound Don village under Maungdaw north, said Ahmed Hussion, an elder from the village.
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Dhaka to focus on Rohingya, border and yaba issues in FOC

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Dhaka will highlight on addressing issues related to repatriation of Rohingya refugees, along with undocumented Burmese nationals, peaceful border management and yaba tablets during the secretary-level foreign office consultation (FOC) between Bangladesh and Burma, to be held at the foreign ministry on August 31st, according to foreign ministry officials. Read more ›

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Authority impose restriction on Rohingyas’ social, livelihood in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Authority from Maungdaw district had imposed restriction on Rohingyas’ social and livelihood after denying to participate the so-called population data collection program, said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
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Forcibly collected population data in Maungdaw Township

Maungdaw, Arakan sate: Police and army accompanied by immigration forcibly collected so-called population data in Maungdaw Township including south and north, said Hakim from the locality.   Read more ›

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Traffic police officer extorts money from Rohingya vehicles’ owners

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Traffic police officer-Aung Khin Than- extorted 200,000 kyat and one million kyats from Rohingya vehicles’ owners on August 24, said Hamidul Rahaman, an elder from Maungdaw.
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Army destroy betel farms of Rohingya in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Amy of Marawaddy (Sommonia Rakhine village) destroyed betel farms of Rohingya on August 24, at Maungdaw south in Arakan state, said one of the betel farmers preferring not to be named.    Read more ›

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Rohingyas are full citizens of Myanmar

 By Fakhruddin Ahmed

ROHINGYA crisis has been weighing on the world’s conscience for decades.  The UN Human Rights Council lists Myanmar’s 800, 000 Rohingya Muslims among the world’s most persecuted minorities.  Residents of Myanmar for over 600 years, Rohingyas have been stripped of their Myanmar citizenship. Oppression and expulsion have been repeatedly perpetrated on them by Myanmar’s Buddhist majority for centuries.  An estimated 300,000 Rohingyas languish in Bangladeshi and Thai refugee camps.
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Villager shot dead in Maungdaw south

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A villager was shot dead in Maungdaw south by police on August 23, at about 8:00 pm while he was going to his home from outside the village, according to Mohamed Jalil, the father of the victim.   Read more ›

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200,000 yaba tablets seized in Chittagong

Bangladesh Coast Guard members seized 200,000 yaba tablets worth about Taka 10 million from the Karnaphuli river in Chittagong city on August 23 midnight, according to Coast Guard press statement.

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Burma-Bangladesh border on red-alert for Brain Fever

Teknaf, Bangladesh:  Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has become red-alert at Bangladesh-Burma border because of outbreak of a new virus called “Brain Fever” in Arakan State recently, according to BGB source.

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Twenty two Rohingyas pushed back to Burma

Tekanf, Bangladesh: Twenty two Rohingyas were pushed back to Burma by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on August 12, Jafar Alam from Teknaf borderTown said. Read more ›

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ရခုိင္ျပည္နယ္ျမိဳ႕နယ္အခ်ိဳ႕ျဖစ္ေသာ ေက်ာက္ေတာ္၊ ေျမာက္ဦး၊ မင္းျပား၊ ေပါက္ေတာ မ်ားမွ ည မထြက္ရ အမိန္႕ကုိ ရုပ္သိမ္းခဲ့ေသာ္လည္း က်န္ျမိဳ႕နယ္မ်ားတြင္ ဆက္လက္ထုတ္ျပန္ထားဆဲျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ရခိုင္ျပည္ နယ္အစိုးရအဖြဲ႔ သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ေရးေကာ္မတီ ဥကၠဌ ဦးလွသိန္း မွ ေျပာဆုိသည္။

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Act 144 withdrawn from some Townships of Arakan state

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Emergency Act 144 has been withdrawn from some townships – Kyauktaw, Mrauk-U,Min Bya and Pauktaw- and the Act 144 still remains  in other townships of Arakan State, according to U Hla Thein, press and information officer of Arakan state government.
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Rohingyas detained, forced to take part in so called data collection

Maungdaw, Arakan state: Rohingya villagers were detained and forced to take part in so- called data collection by Border Guard Police (BGP) which Rohingyas refused to participate in government’s so-called population data collection process recently, said Amin, an elder from Maungdaw north.
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No one participates so-called population data collection in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: No one from Rohingya community is going to participate the so-called population data collection in block number 2 and Myoma Khayoungdan village, while the data collecting officers are waiting in the areas today, said Rashid Ahmed, a school teacher from Maungdaw.
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Police extorting money from Rohingya in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police personnel from Maungdaw police station led by Superintendent Khin Win are forcefully extorting money from Rohingya community with allegation of drug trafficking since August 5, said Anwer Hussion, a student from Maungdaw.
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New method for so-called population data collection process in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Maungdaw district officers are changing their methods and systems to force Rohingya to join so-called population data collection process program since August 1, according to Nurul Hamid, a village administration officer from Maungdaw.
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One Rohingya killed, two injured and more arrested ahead of John Kerry’s visit to Burma

Chittagong, Bangladesh: One Rohingya killed, two injured and 15 persons arrested from the Rohingya IDPs camp in Thandawlee village in Akyab (Sittwe), on August 6, ahead of John Kerry’s visit to Burma, stated in a press release of Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK).
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Burmese cattle come to Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Burmese cattle and buffalos are being brought to Bangladesh from Burma by a group of cattle traders from Burma and Bangladesh recently, Nurul Islam, a local trader from Teknaf said.
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Burmese livestock entry port of Sharpuridip

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UN Concerned About Burma’s Ethnic, Religious Tensions

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, left, talks to Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, right, while Burma’s President Thein Sein looks on at the 5th Asean-UN Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan in October 2013. (Photo: Reuters)

UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report on Burma raises serious concerns about ethnic and religious tensions that have led to violence against Rohingya Muslims, though he praises the government’s attempts to press ahead with democratic reforms.

The situation is especially worrying in Arakan State, Ban said, where deep rifts between the Buddhist and Muslim communities have widened and the conditions at camps for internally displaced persons have deteriorated.

“The deep-seated inter-ethnic and inter-religious tensions that have re-emerged around the country have given rise to further violence, loss of life, displacement of populations and destruction of property,” the UN chief said in his annual report to the General Assembly’s Third Committee.

The Third Committee, which focuses on human rights, will be discussing Ban’s report on Burma in the weeks ahead. It is also expected to adopt a resolution about its concerns—an annual ritual to which Iran, North Korea and Syria are also subjected.

“The situation in Rakhine [Arakan] State continues to cause widespread concern and alarm both domestically and internationally,” Ban said.

Most of Burma’s 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims are stateless and live in Apartheid-like conditions in Arakan State on the western coast of the predominantly Buddhist country. Almost 140,000 Rohingya remain displaced after deadly clashes with ethnic Arakanese Buddhists in 2012.

Condemnations from Burma’s leaders have not improved the situation, Ban said.

“While the government of Myanmar has repeatedly made strong statements of actions to be taken against perpetrators of violence, these have not been conveyed with sufficient firmness to the local level,” the report said.

He also praised the administration of President Thein Sein for the progress it has made on democratization, national reconciliation and economic development over the past three years.

Ban suggested he was concerned about the 2015 general election, in which Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent nearly two decades under house arrest for her efforts to promote democracy, is barred from running for president.

“Addressing the legitimate concerns of various political parties about the restrictions and conditionalities imposed by the [Union] Election Commission will be important,” the report said.

Next year’s parliamentary elections will be the first since Thein Sein embarked on landmark reforms in 2011, dismantling the control of the military, which had ruled since seizing power in a 1962 coup.

The annual scrutiny to which Burma is subjected at the Third Committee and at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva has long annoyed Burma’s leaders. They have insisted they be dropped from the bodies’ agendas, a demand Burma’s foreign minister reiterated last week in his address to the UN General Assembly.

“All major concerns related to human rights have been addressed to a larger extent in the new Myanmar,” Wunna Maung Lwin said. “Therefore we are now fully convinced that Myanmar should no longer remain on the agendas of the Human Rights Council and the Third Committee of the General Assembly.”

Western diplomats say their governments and delegations from over 50 Muslim countries agree that Burma should remain under UN scrutiny for the foreseeable future.