Burma’s Rohingya: The Human Story

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Burma’s Rohingya: The Human Story

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The Rohingya are one of the most persecuted communities in the world, they are stateless and refused any recognition of citizenship from Burma and they are deprived of the simplest of rights. In recent weeks there has been unrest and violence which has seen many killed and many more homeless and forced from their villages.

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  • comments of hate towards buddhists or muslims will be deleted. this video was not uploaded to incite hatred at all rather to expose the plight of the rohingya. The ONLY solution of this problem MUST come through peace.

    restlessbeings 5 days ago

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  • Clearly we have some fake ‘burmese muslims’ watching the video and beginning a campaign against the truth.

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  • we are working on it Aryksa

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  • Will look into your work Abid, thanks for sharing

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  • Muslims should emigrate to a more peaceful country where it is more safe to practice there religion.

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  • Time to unity islam people. Lets forget middle east problem. Go n do something to stip this vamfire buddis killing muslim. Arm them just like zionist n friend country do in muslim country. To fight back. Lets do anything posible to helf. Before cristian our big anemy. Niw budda on da list. In indonesia they minority. Muslim mjority never genocide them. In fact they always fight islam. Just watch they comment with any news bout islam. Especially christian. The ll never stop till we give lesson.

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  • I dislike this video, and then I like it back. Thank you for your effort.

    Now everyone, please sign & share this petition, for Muslims in Myanmar.

    Thank you. Jazakallah khair~

    secure.avaaz.(REMOVE THIS)org/en/petition/Protectio­n_of_Muslims_in_Myanmar/

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  • So all these dead bodies are drama. U r also 1 of them killer. Remember too many budhists & hindus are in muslim countries. But We r not like u. We just want u to stop violance& be human.

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  • Great going Burma… soon other countries will follow your ideology…

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Burma’s Fabrications Ahead of UN Rapporteur Quintana Visit

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Burma’s Fabrications Ahead of UN Rapporteur Quintana Visit

Source from Rohingyablogger, 30 July 2012
“There are several hypocritical attempts ans steps taking by the government in Arakan to deceive the visiting UN Special Rapporteur, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana about the actual situation of Arakan and to cover up the crimescommitted against Rohingyas.
Attempt 1
The authority are forcing the leaders of Rohingyas in Maung Daw and Buthidaung to say to Mr. Quintana that they are in peaceful situation and government has only arrested those who involved in the violence.
Attempt 2
The authority are clearing all the blocks to show that people can move freely and forcing Rohingyas to re-open the remaining businesses.
Attempt 3
Until two days ago, Rohingyas were not allowed to do their lifeline cultivation of crop rice. Now, the NaSaKa in Maung Daw are forcing Rohingyas to start their cultivation and subsequently taking photographs of them.
Attempt 4
NaSaKa is behaving as if they are giving some food rations. The foods given to Rohingyas are taken back by NaSaKa after the completion of their photographic sessions.
Attempt 5
Authorities in Sittwe are repairing few remaining Mosques and painting them.
Attempt 6
Authorities and Rakhine leaders are visiting the Rohingya camps, persuading Rohingyas and calling them as if their brothers.
Attempt 7
The government also ordered all people to attached the postcards with the symbol “NSK” to their the shirts.” Rahim from Maung Daw reported.
In short, authorities in Arakan commanded all Rohingyas and Rakhines that they must, though externally, show solidarity and live like friends from 1st August to 5th August. This pseudo-solidarity and peacefully living together for five days is certainly an attempt to deceive the visiting UN Special Rapporteur, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana. C’mon, tyrannic regime and extremist Rakhines! Don’t be afraid to show your true faces. Don’t try to
deceive the world.
Moreover, according to one of the internal source, the police custodies in Maung Daw and Buthiduang have become Burmese Version of Nazi Extermination Camps where many Rohingyas arrested and locked up are being killed through tortures and various other means. The Rohingyas including under-aged ones are kept without water for days. When they are given foods, it is not on the plates but on the ground. Then, their hands are tied with ropes and they are forced to eat using their mouths. Besides, authorities of the custodies frequently put SALT into wounds of Rohingyas resulted from the tortures. Whoever dies is buried inhumanely wherever possible. Therefore, it is quite similar to how Jews were treated in Nazi’s extermination camps.
Furthermore, it has been known to the world that the monks in Rakhine state are restricting Rohingyas’ access to foods, rations and medication. The monks boycotted 22 Rohingyas villages in Kyauktaw township. No Rohingya from these 22 villages are allowed to go out of their villages in search of foods and making them (Rohingyas) die by starvation inside their villages. To add more horrors, according to a reliable source from Maung Daw, about 2 to 3 Rohingyas per day (including children) are being slaughtered in “Allu Daw Bray (Byay)” monastery opposite to the government hospital in Maung Daw. During the raids by the police and Lunthin (security guards) which are made up of Rakhines, hundreds of Rohingyas were arrested. Some of them were killed on the spot, some have been kept and being tortured in police custodies and some were handed over to the concerned monastery to be slaughtered. The people who are not allowed to inflict pains even on insects, whose religion teaches Metta (loving-kindness), are slaughtering human beings. Unbelievable! These people who are hiding behind saffron might not be Buddhists. They might be influenced more by Hitler than Buddha himself.
Meanwhile, arresting of educated Rohingyas and their religious leaders continues in Buthidaung and Maung Daw.
The people of the world regretted and mourned after the holocaust of six millions Jews. Then, they decided and took oath to not let happen such kind of atrocities, ethnic cleansing, genocides and the crimes against humanity take place on the earth again. Yet, it is taking place against Rohingyas in Arakan state of Burma. Do come forward to save them before it
is too late.

Rohingya Repressed for UN Visit – Aid being blocked and looted at Arakan ports

Rohingya Repressed for UN Visit – Aid being blocked and looted

at Arakan ports (31.07.12)

The suffering in Arakan continues for the Muslim Rohingya, despite reports of UN rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana visiting Arakan today. What should spark hope in the darkness of the last few weeks, opens another sinister chapter to what will now inevitably be a silent killing field in the state.

Our sources have updated us with information that Northern Arakan has been made into a concentration camp where Rohingya are kept and cut off from all the other regions. Upon hearing of the UN visit, preparations are being made to ensure that the Rohingya are seen to be free, but in fact the control over them is just increasing, with further reports of police and state authority attacks against them. In areas where there are a great number of military personnel, the Rohingyas are given a little more freedom to move freely and are able to purchase some food goods, however at an extortionate price which of course is unaffordable.

Further, the Rohingya of south Buthidaung are still facing an acute food shortage. There are a few villages in the remote areas of the township with a sizeable Rohingya community living surrounded by a majority Rakhine population and are thus continuing to be controlled by them. Some Rohingya there have managed to make telephone calls to other townships seeking help to save them from imminent starvation and death due to the food blockages by the Rakhines and Monks alike.

Reports have been made of a muslim locality in Maungdaw, where the Rohingya were driven out by the local Rakhine thugs. Fifteen large houses with warehouses of food stock for sale belonging to well off Rohingya families were taken over by Rakhines and the whole area under their rule. The Rohingya owners were not given any time to collect personal items before being kicked out. The homes and warehouses were then looted, with hundreds of millions of Kyats worth of goods taken. Even now, there is no opportunity for these Rohingya families to return to the now empty shells, which were once their homes.

The Rohingya are further suppressed at this time into a state of silence, fearing that any anti state reports will lead them to an even more vulnerable situation. Win Myaing, a spokesperson for the Arakan State government when being asked about the report still refers to the recent events as just ‘civil rioting’ and ‘ethnic clashes’, showing a clear refusal to have any open dialogue to address the grave human rights abuses against the Rohingya.

On the 26th July a ship carrying food arrived in Akyab, but was looted and the local Rohingya were not able to reach any of the supplies. The items included 18,000 bags of rice (900 metric tonnes), 1,000 bags of lentils (50 metric tonnes) and 1,100 bales of clothing. As the Rohingya are restricted in the concentration camps far from the town entrance, any aid will always be intercepted before reaching them. The donors were mostly from Muslims from Yangon and other cities organised by the Myanmar islamic Council, Myanmar Ulema Headquarters, Myanmar Muslim Youth Organisation, Jamitul Ulema Organisation and Moon Sighting Committee, with the value of the goods being estimated at $500,000.

Restless Beings are currently working on leading a coalition of charities with the UN to ensure that a route for aid to be safely delivered to the most vulnerable does in fact reach the most vulnerable without being blocked. In situations of increased systematic attacks and violent restrictions on the Rohingya, aid and medical supplies are required immediately for survival.

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News Update From Arakan State

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights

 

Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)

 

News Update From Arakan State

01/08/2012
 
Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) is deeply concerns about the continued violence towards Rohingyas in Arakan State of Burma. Though the military junta has stated that the situation is better now but the information we received from back home are different.

The suffering in Arakan continues for the Muslim Rohingya, despite reports of UN rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana visiting Arakan today. What should spark hope in the darkness of the last few weeks, opens another sinister chapter to what will now inevitably be a silent killing field in the state.
Further, the Rohingya of south Buthidaung are still facing an acute food shortage. There are a few villages in the remote areas of the township with a sizeable Rohingya community living surrounded by a majority Rakhine population and are thus continuing to be controlled by them.
 
Some Rohingya there have managed to make telephone calls to other townships seeking help to save them from imminent starvation and death due to the food blockages by the Rakhines and Monks alike.

Myanmar Ethnic Human Rights Organization Malaysia(MEHROM) appeal to the International community for the food, medicine and other aid for the affected Rohingyas. However the food and other aid must be delivered directly to the Vulnerable without being blocked. In situations of increased and systematic attacks and violent restrictions on the Rohingya, aid and medical supplies are required immediately for survival.

In Buthidaung Township,on the 30th July 2012 a Rohingya known as Amir Husin s/o Shuna Miya and onother person from the 7th quarters were taken away by the police personnel from the 4th quarters and were demanded randsom. Since the detainees could not raise the demanded exorbitant amount the next day, their death bodies were sent to their helpless families with no explanation as to what has caused their death. One of the victims’ genital were found to have suffered severe burnt. There were other people also reported to have been taken away and their fate is yet to be confirmed.

The UN special reporteur Mr.Tomas Ojea Quintana has visited the Akyab ( Sittwe) distric of Arakan. Since there is no english-speaking personnel were provided by the government for the envoy, two Muslim College students were called in to interprete for him. Immediately after the UN officer left, the local Rakhines  Buddhists with the help of the police have attacked college students and their life are at risk now as they are being surrounded in Sakki Para Village and the Debaing village. MEHROM has received the above information from our source on the ground in Arakan.

At present, situation in Arakan is very similar to a time bomb which may at any time explode as each and every Rohingya is  all over the state regardless of the confined to their village regardless of the locality. If the condition continues for another two or three weeks, the world and the ASEAN will witness the irreparable human tragedies as the death toll will be unimaginable.It will be too late for the world to act then unless an immediate and tangible solution is employed by the international Community.

Even though there was a ray hope that the UN special officer might have the chance to gather the real and reliable information on the ground, the incidence of the Rohingya students and the population are being inimidated clearly shows that the very important visit by the UN officer may not produce the expected level of result.The UN envoy could still have the liberty to exercise his discretion in  in asserting his scope of the visit.This is the hope and the request,to the UN envoy,from the MEHROM which continuously monitors the current development back home.

Since the mass media has the very important role to play at any level of the human life today, MEHROM is requesting to unreservedly continue to highlight the plight of these hopeless people of Arakan. As the Human rights defenders, it is our duty to strive for the maximum achievement of the satisfactory level of the human rights protection by the needy Rohingyas.Based on the restless efforts by us, people in Arakan are overwhelmingly cooperating with us in gathering and channeling the latest information to us and it is also hoped that the media and the international communities will not rest until the issue is finally resolved as we are all equal human beings.

God shall Bless and protect those who defend the right of their fellow human.

Thank You.

Yours Sincerely,

Zafar Ahmad bin Abdul Ghani

President

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia ( MERHROM)

Tel.6016-6827287

A Message for UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur

A Message for UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur

   30 July 2012

Dear Pengarah / Editor News Desk,

Myanma Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization (MERHROM) would like to update you on the current situation in Arakan State. I just received the information from the Arakan State today stated that United Nations Human Rights Special Rapporteur, Tomas Ojea Quintana is visit the Arakan Staten today. The military junta has called many Rohingya Muslim Religious Leader and warning them not to speak out if they were question by the United Nations Special Rapporteur. On top of that the Religious Leader has been beaten by the junta and some of them has been arrested. From what I heard about 360 Religious Leaders who are mainly from Maungdaw, Buthidaung, Akyab, Rathidaung and Kyawtaw, were taken to the police stations and they were threaten if they speak out. Mr. Tomas must use his intelligence to access the real situation of Rohingyas in Arakan State as we could not speak out freely due to security reasons.

All Muslim religious school has been closed. The police and Rakhine buddhist told Rohingyas to flee the country if they want to stay alive. If we stay in Arakan we will die.

MERHROM welcome the help and support for Rohingyas in Arakan from  Malaysia and all over the world. However the food, medicine and other item cannot be surrender to the military or security forces as it will never reach the affected Rohingyas Muslim. The food and the medicine must be distributed directly to the affected Rohingyas.


 

WE hope for the continuous support of the MEDIA

and JOURNALIST to highlight our issues until there

is peace in our state and we are Recognize as Citizen

of Burma.


 

 Thank you.

 

 

 Yours sincerely,

 

 

Zafar Ahmad bin Abdul Ghani

 

President

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights

Organizations Malaysia (MERHROM)

No. Tel: +6016-6827287

email: rights4rohingya@yahoo.co.uk

blog: merhrom.wordpress.com


                                                      Picture of Rohingya In Arakan State

MERHROM URGENTLY calls the United Nations to send the Peace Keeping Mission to Arakan State  Urgently to monitor and control the situation in Arakan State. The delay in their action will caused many more innocent Rohingyas to be murdered.

 

WE calls on the World Leaders and the International Communities to add on pressure to military junta and to help us by sending the food, medication and basic necessities urgently for our survival.

It will take years for us to heal from the pain loosing the loves one and to rebuild their live. The current situation become worse day by day as the violence towards Rohingyas has continue. On top of that people are dying due to lack of food, shelter and medication. Women and children are the most affected group besides men and elderly. The ethnic Rakhine together with Nasaka, police and the military continuously killing, arresting, harassing and abusing Rohingya Muslim.


WE hope the conflict will be resolved before soon before we celebrate Eidul Fitri next month. We cannot imagine how to go through the month of Ramadhan as many of us were homeless. We cannot perform Ramadhan Prayers as Curfew is still imposed on us. Some of the Mosque were burnt and some were lock. We calls on our Muslim brothers and sisters to support us in what ever way you can.

Police harassment increase in Maungdaw

Sunday, 29 July 2012 12:29
 
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police officers in Maungdaw Township increase harassment against the Town dwellers and villagers of Rohingya villages. Every day, the police officers arrest the innocent Rohingya villagers to extorted money.

The police surveillance officer U Aung Kyaw Than of Maungdaw Town went to Baggona village and arrested two villagers— Mohamed Zuhar and another one today and brought to Maungdaw police station where they were severely tortured to extort money.

U Aung Kyaw Than gave his telephone number to every village in Maungdaw Township to contact with him. His contact number is —00-95-0945-670, 545. He listed, at least 20 to 30 villagers from every village to meet with him. The police officer threatened to the villagers that if the villagers do not meet him to pay money, they will be arrested and will be sent to Buthidaung jail.

U Aung Kyaw Than has good relation with Officer-in- Charge (OC) U Tin Hla, U Hla Sein, U Hla Myint, and U Maung Chay of Maungdaw police station. This group also involves in Yaba tablets smuggling with Bangladesh. The group uses Rakhines and Rohingys for smuggling Yaba tablets to Bangladesh and they have to pay money to the group per week.

Yesterday, at about 4:00 pm, police and Hluntin arrested Mohibullah (27), son of Tin Soe (clerk), hailed from Bohmu Para of Maungdaw township at Clock Tower junction, while he was going to his home.

Besides, on July 27, Ayat Ullah ( 20), son of Salamat, hailed from Ward No.1 of Maungdaw Town was arrested by police personnel – Assistant police Inspector and sergeant Than Maung Gyi -   at Clock Tower junction while he was crossing the junction. After arrest, he was severely tortured at the road. Today, early in the morning, police threw a dead body of Rohingya villager nearby a Hindu Para of Shwezarr but it was seen by Rohingya villagers. Therefore, the police took away again to Maungdaw Town. Villagers believe that the dead body was the son of Salamat.

On July 25, Nasaka arrested Arif Hussain (22), son of Baser hailed from Sangri village of Kyauk Pyin Seik village tract of Maungdaw Township.

We, the people of Maungdaw town urge to the Home Minister of Burma through Kaladan Press Network to take action against the police officers, especially U Aung Kyaw Than.

The villagers of Rathedaung Towunship are not allowed to go out from their homes so; they are not able to buy anything from the market. Now, they are facing food crisis. No one visited the Rathedaung Township to oversee the Rohingya situation.

Rakhine Refugees camps again setup in Maungdaw

The authority called all the Natala villagers , Rakhine community from Maungdaw north , Rakhine community from Maungdaw town and others area- Buthidaung and Rathedaung -  to join at the Maungdaw State High school as a refugees, pretending  who are  not able to stay in their villages for fear of attack from Rohingya community, said an elder from Myoma Kyayoungdan village.

“The Rakhine before setup   7 refugee centers at monasteries , but now they again setting up new style  in Maungdaw High school. It is just for showcase of refugee to show the UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur, Tomas Ojea Quintana who will visit soon.”

Mosques checking in Maungdaw


On the other hand, the security personnel are checking the Mosques of Myoma  Kyayoungdan village  where was not happen before. The villagers were not at the Mosques when the security checked the Mosques. The Rohingya community is fearing for blocking the all Mosques as it is checking Mosques now most of the villages, said a religious leader from Maungdaw.

“The authority is going to arrest the Rohingya religious leaders and students. So the religious leaders and students are hiding  for fear of arrest. No one stay in the villages.”

Court staffs attack Rohingya community in Maungdaw

The court staffs have been throwing stones to the Rohingya community who went to see their love one (family members) at the hearing session , said a Rohingya who is the victim of the court.

“The court staffs also said that you are not allow to attend the courtroom. This is not your place.”

The judge also stated the case period into double and fine also double. The Rohingya community, who has a case with bail bound, are called by court and sent to the jail with double jail term and with fine.



Authority preparing to prove no violence in Maungdaw

Saturday, 28 July 2012 14:17
 
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The authority display army in all part of Maungdaw to keep no violence since yesterday, said an elder from Maungdaw.

“Some army is stationed near the market of Maungdaw and other areas, some Rohingya are going to market to buy foodstuff for their home when army has taken security in the town. The army also sells rice to the Rohingya since yesterday in Maungdaw.”

“The rice sacks which Rohingya buy from army, are taking to their home, but the police personnel are collecting toll from these rice sacks.”

“The police personnel –Assistant police officer Aye htun Sein and sergeant Than Maung Gyi- stationed near the clock tower and collecting toll from Rohingya who return from Maungdaw market.”

“The security personnel collect 1000 kyats per sack of rice who take for his home and sometimes the security personnel hijacked Rohingya who has money. The police personnel take him to the electric generator compound and toke all the belonging from Rohingya.”

If the armies also take position at clock tower, the Rohingya will able to move freely from this area, said a school teacher.

“Suddenly, the authorities change their plan of no foods for Rohingya is a showcase to prove the visiting  UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur, Tomas Ojea Quintana .”

The authority also preparing to kept fake Rakhine refugees in the refugee centers in Maungdaw to show the difficulty of Rakhine community in Maungdaw. Actually, the Rohingya community is refugees as IDPs in their villages and not getting foods and medicines as they lost everything during the riot.

The UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur, Tomas Ojea Quintana wish to find out the real facts, he must meet the Rohingya from villages or must visit Rohingya villages if he had times to see the Rohingya life after riot in Maungdaw, said  an elder from Maungdaw.

“The authority will give to meet him with some Rohingya who are the puppet of authority.”

“We have been receiving a stream of reports from independent sources alleging discriminatory and arbitrary responses by security forces, and even their instigation of and involvement in clashes,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said in a news release stated in UN.org website.

“Reports indicate that the initial swift response of the authorities to the communal violence may have turned into a crackdown targeting Muslims, in particular members of the Rohingya [Muslim] community,” she added.

Ms. Pillay welcomed the Special Rapporteur’s visit, but noted that “while he will be able to make an initial assessment during his one-day visit, this is no substitute for a fully-fledged independent investigation.

 

Update News of July 27, 2012

Friday, 27 July 2012 19:56
 
Relocate Rohingya villages, arrest Rohingya villagers, torture and sent to Buthidaung Jail

Rathedaung

On July 25, at around 9:00 am, army accompanied by some local Rakhines forcibly relocated Upper Kyang Daung village of Rathedaung township. It has over 50 houses and the children and old people were facing very difficulties while the armies forcibly vacated them from their houses due to heavy rain, according to villagers.

However, the villagers are temporarily taking shelter in nearby three Rohingya villages–   Sowarp Prang, Auk Nanra Gon (Raza Bill) and Pring Daung villages.

The army has established temporarily camp at Raza Bill village since July 25. Earlier, they stayed at Zedi Pyin Buddhist monastery. They are observing the situation of the village.

The relocated villagers are facing —shelter, food and medicine crisis– as they are not allowed to go market to buy rice and other essentials.

According to government officials, in Rathedaung Township, four refugee camps are established for Rakhine community. No refugees center for Rohingya in Rathedaung. All the Rakhine family members from the town are kept in the refugee camps to show the higher officials who will visit the Rathedaung Township. Their aims are to get rations from donors and to show international community by taking fake photos. Four Rohingya villages were burned down by police, Hluntin with the help of local Rakhines. Only Rakhine community attacked the Rohingya villages and publishing Rohingya attacked Rakhine community where the authority kept the Rakhine community in the refugee camps to show and to publish.  

The state of emergency was declared in Rakhine state (Arakan State) by the union government on June 10 and the curfew was imposed by the state government on June 8, 2012.

“The situation is now backing to normal completely, said government official.” Why did the concerned authorities relocate Rohingya villages and arrest Rohingya villagers, so far?, said  a villager.

Besides, Thara Pyin village of Rathedaung Township was burned down on June 21. It has 155 houses, of them 100 houses were burned down. Thami Hla was also burned down on June 14 by police, Hluntin and Army with the cooperation of some local Rakhines. There are also three other villages—Prin Daung, Kudo Chaung and Sao Pyin were burned down.

Maungdaw Township:

Md. Juhar (28), son of Fazalul Haque, hailed from Maung Ni village of Maungdaw Township was arrested by Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) at about 5:30 pm yesterday. After arrest, he was severely tortured and the villagers believe that he will die.

People are not allowed to buy rice so far in Maungdaw Township. So, the people are facing starvation in the holy month of Ramadan.

According to government official, it will stop the state sponsored emergency, when the situation is calm. In fact, there is no untoward incident, now, only the government harasses and arrests the Rohingya community without any provocation. They are culprits and the judge. Rakhine leaders and some of the officials ordered to the local Rakhines not to sell any rations to Rohingya Muslims. If anyone is found to be selling rice to Rohingyas, he/she will be punished.

Rakhine leaders and some of the officials ordered to the local Rakhines not to sell any rations to Rohingya Muslims. If anyone is found to be selling rice to Rohingyas, he/she will be punished.

During the last few days, government authorities have step up arresting many Rohingyas, including religious teachers and village leaders after inviting them to a meeting. 

Five religious leaders who were arrested by Nasaka of Area No. 6 of Maungdaw Township on July 22, inviting them to a meeting were sent to Buthidaung Jail yesterday. 

Besides, Mohamed Johar son of Muktar, acting village administration officer of Bagona village and its member Syed alam were arrested by Nasaka of Magyi Chaung  on July 26 while attending meeting which was called by Nasaka. The arrestees persons’ information are not known till now the report filed.

Police office Than Htay and his collaborator, Syed Kaseim  are harassing the villagers of Myothigyi everyday to extort money from villagers. The police officer  asked money without any filing case, just said give money or will arrest.

Buthidaung Township:

In Buthidaung Jail, 31 prisoners died.  Prisoners were severely tortured by concerned authorities of the jail. There are over 572 Rohingya prisoners, arrested from Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships recently.   Most of them have been tortured, leaving without food and drink which leading to death. It is learnt that some of the prisoners have been living without clothes. Many Rohingyas were killed in jail and the dead bodies were not returned to their family members, according to a reliable source.

In every town, Rohingya people are not allowed to go out from their villages across the Arakan state. So, the people are dying daily as they are not able to buy any food. Rohingya  People have been keeping in a big cage like birds since last June, and whenever the concerned authority wants to arrest them, they get out from the cage and torture and send to jail over false and fabricated allegations.

The government authorities are killing Rohingyas by cutting the rations. Today, Arakan State becomes silent killing field.

In Sittwe, people have been suffering from food crisis since the incident was occurred. Rohingyas are not allowed to buy food from the market.  Children, old and wounded people have been suffering from food and medicine crisis most. The International Community must take action immediately to save Rohingya lives, said an elder from Akyab.

WE hope for the continuous support of the MEDIA and JOURNALIST to highlight our issues until there is peace in our state and we are Recognize as Citizen of Burma.


 Thank you.

 

  Yours sincerely,

 

Mr. Zafar Ahmad bin Abdul Ghani

 President

Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organizations Malaysia (MERHROM)

No. Tel: +6016-6827287

email: rights4rohingya@yahoo.co.uk

blog: merhrom.wordpress.com

Police harassment increase in Maungdaw

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Police harassment increase in Maungdaw

 

Sunday, 29 July 2012 12:29

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police officers in Maungdaw Township increase harassment against the Town dwellers and villagers of Rohingya villages. Every day, the police officers arrest the innocent Rohingya villagers to extorted money.

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BURMA’S ROHINGYA ORIGIN IN THE ANCIENT KINGDOM OF ARAKAN: UNDERSTANDING THE ARAB – CHANDRA SYNTHESIS

 

Sunday, 29 July 2012 06:00

(A WORKING PAPER ON ARAKAN HISTORY)

Abid Bahar

Abstract (Several issues has come to the surface from the present research on DHANNAWADI and VASALI period of ancient Arakan;
(1) That DHANNAWADI and VASALI were Indian dynasties with Hindu and Mohayana Buddhist religious followers
(2) During the Chandra rule there had been some Arab settlements in Arakan. The language of the Chandras was proto-Chittagonian: Sanskrit, Pali, and Arabic mixed similar to what Buchanon Hamilton found in 1799 with Rohingyas in Burma, also that a similar language was spoken by the Chakmas and Thanchangras of Arakan and Bangladesh, its written form similar to Bengali found in the Ananda Chandra script
(3) Beginning from 957 A.D. there had been a huge migration of Tibeto-Burman Theraveda Buddhist population into the plains of Arakan, by defeating the Chandras they took possession of Arakan and the Indian look alike people retreated either toward the Northern part of Arakan or went back to Bengal, making the event its first Indian exodus of Arakaniese people to Bengal.
(4) In our contemporary period there has been a conscious effort among Arakan’s Rakhine crudader like historians to deny and cleanse from history, not only the traces of Indian Hindu or Mohayana civilization but also the traces of Muslim population and their Arab-Chandra synthesis of the Chandras predating the Tibeto Burman Theraveda Buddhist existence. )
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Authority preparing to prove no violence in Maungdaw

 

Saturday, 28 July 2012 14:17

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The authority display army in all part of Maungdaw to keep no violence since yesterday, said an elder from Maungdaw.

Read more: Authority preparing to prove no violence in Maungdaw

Update News of July 27, 2012

 

Friday, 27 July 2012 19:56

Relocate Rohingya villages, arrest Rohingya villagers, torture and sent to Buthidaung Jail

Rathedaung

On July 25, at around 9:00 am, army accompanied by some local Rakhines forcibly relocated Upper Kyang Daung village of Rathedaung township. It has over 50 houses and the children and old people were facing very difficulties while the armies forcibly vacated them from their houses due to heavy rain, according to villagers.

Read more: Update News of July 27, 2012

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Rohingya – Menyayat Hati…

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rohingya – Menyayat Hati…

“Barangsiapa yang tidak mengambil peduli umat Islam yang lain, dia bukan dari golonganku” [H.R At-Tabrani]


TERINI… Masjid dibakar!!
Terkini…24 july 2012 …peristiwa tragis dan menyayat hati umat Islam Rohingya…Masjid tempat beribadah hangus dibakar!

Kirimkan doamu teman…kita mengadu pd Allah yg Maha Kuasa… Hanya itu yang dapat kita lakukan…

Difahamkan hampir 2.8 juta orang Islam Rohingya telahpun menjadi mangsa penindasan di Myanmar…

“Dalam keseriusan isu umat Islam yang berlaku kini di Syria, Palestin, Iraq dan selainnya, rantau asia juga tidak terlepas daripada mengalami masalah penindasan umat Islam yang dapat diperhatikan seperti yang berlaku sebelum ini di Kemboja, Thailand, dan yang dikecohkan baru-baru ini ialah di Myanmar, isu ‘penghapusan etnik’ Muslim Rohingya di Arakan, Myanmar.

Menurut maklumat yang didapati, sebenarnya, isu Muslim Rohingya baru-baru ini bukanlah satu perkara baru dan ia sebenarnya telah lama dialami oleh masyarakat muslim di Myanmar, khususnya etnik Rohingya ini yang merupakan satu etnik daripada 153 etnik di Myanmar, yang beragama Islam.

Penderitaan Muslim di Myanmar bermula pada 1982 lagi apabila secara tiba-tiba Muslim Rohingya diisytiharkan pendatang asing di negara sendiri. Muslim Rohingya ditindas melalui undang-undang “Burma Citizenship Law of 1982” yang bersifat perkauman agama dan penuh diskriminasi yang diluluskan oleh pemerintah junta Burma pada tahun 1982, yang mengakibatkan golongan muslim Rohingya tidak diiktiraf sebagai warganegara, malah diisytiharkan sebagai ‘pendatang’ di tanahair mereka sendiri. Oleh yang demikian, hak mereka dinafikan, malahan ada yang ditangkap, dipukul dan pelbagai kekejaman lain yang dikenakan kepada mereka.

Sebahagian besar daripada mereka melarikan diri ke negara-negara jiran seperti Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Thailand dan termasuk Malaysia sendiri.

Disebabkan penindasan ini, mereka dinafikan hak seratus peratus sehingga anak-anak muslim Rohingya dinafikan pendidikan, kaum wanita dirogol, rumah, tanah dan harta dirampas tanpa pampasan dan mereka juga turut dibunuh tanpa sebarang lingkung pagar undang-undang.

Dikatakan, mereka hanya akan diberikan hak, jika mereka menganut agama Buddha dan meninggalkan Islam.

Ini kisah 30 tahun yang lalu, yang dialami oleh umat Islam Rohingya di Arakan, Myanmar, sehingga kini,.

Dan baru-baru ini kita dikejutkan dengan pergaduhan antara umat Islam Rohingya dan penganut Buddha etnik Rakhine di Myanmar. Menurut berita yang dikeluarkan, sejak 3 Jun 2012 yang lalu wilayah Arakan di Myanmar bergolak apabila pihak polis bersama etnik Rakhine bergabung menyerang komuniti Rohingya menyebabkan ratusan yang terbunuh.

Isu ini makin lama dilihat makin parah apabila umat Islam Rohingya tanpa belas kasihan dibunuh, rumah dan kampung dibakar, termasuk masjid dan madrasah pengajian juga dibakar termasuk 1400 pelajar di dalamnya yang dilakukan oleh etnik Rakhine Buddha yang bersekongkol dengan pihak polis dan penguatkuasa.

Umat Islam Rohingya kini tiada kuasa dan suara mereka tidak didengari oleh sesiapa! Mahupun dunia!

Maka, setelah mengetahui semua ini, wajarkah untuk kita hanya duduk diam, tanpa mengambil tahu perihal keadaan mereka, serta membantu untuk mengembalikan kembali hak mereka?

Adakah kita hanya ingin mengharapkan kuasa UN, PBB, dan sebagainya (yang maklum dinaungi oleh golongan kafir) untuk membantu umat Islam Rohingya?

Ingatlah wahai saudaraku,

Ini bukanlah masalah muslim Rohingya semata-mata. Namun, bila disebut MUSLIM itu, sepatutnya kita juga merasa terpanggil untuk bersuara dalam isu ini. Kerana Allah SWT ada berfirman, bahawa setiap orang beriman itu adalah bersaudara. Maka, sanggupkah kita membiarkan saudara kita ditindas begitu sahaja tanpa sedikitpun bantuan dan kecaknaan dari kita? Bayangkanlah jika yang ditindas itu adalah ibu bapa kita, adik beradik sendiri…apakah kita hanya duduk memerhati? Sedarkah kita bahawa, mereka kini sedang mempertahankan akidah Islam?

Oleh itu, di sini saya (walaupun saya bukanlah juga di antara mereka yang lantang bersuara), menyeru kepada semua yang membaca agar kita mendoakan saudara seakidah di sana, di atas kelemahan dan ketidakmampuan kita untuk membantu lebih dari itu (namun, jika kudrat melebih daripada ini, bantulah dengan berlebih-lebih lagi).

Dan saya juga menyeru agar pihak yang terbabit di Malaysia mengambil berat akan isu ini dan mengambil tindakan untuk menunjukkan keprihatinan rakyat Malaysia, khususnya umat Islam di Malaysia terhadap isu ini dan juga NGO’s agar melakukan sesuatu untuk bersuara bagi pihak mereka.

Wallahu a’lam…”

Terima kasih kerana membaca.. I think u know what should we do as Muslim..

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PENYEMBELIHAN ISLAM ROHINGYA !! AAKJ & TEAM NADI RAKYAT TAWAR DIRI KE SANA !!

Source from ; http://azmykelanajaya.blogspot.com/2012/07/penyembelihan-islam-rohingya-aakj-team.html

Sunday, July 29, 2012

PENYEMBELIHAN ISLAM ROHINGYA !! AAKJ & TEAM NADI RAKYAT TAWAR DIRI KE SANA !!

 

“…Beberapa hari lepas, ibu bapa muslim Rohingya melepaskan bayi-bayi dengan bot mengharapkan anak mereka selamat setelah sememangnya tak ada cara lain untuk menyelamatkan anak-anak ini memandangkan mereka sendiri akan terbunuh dalam masa terdekat.
 
Pembunuhan kian rancak dijalankan untuk memastikan etnik muslim Rohingya yang dahulunya dalam lingkungan 6 juta orang kini tinggal hanya dalam lingkungan 800 ribu orang, habis lenyap dari bumi Myanmar. Tua, dewasa, kanak-kanak bayi…tak kira la lelaki atau perempuan semuanya dibunuh. Dijangkakan sudah dalam lingkungan seribu lebih perempuan DIROGOL sampai mati, ada yang disembelih, kanak-kanak diikat tangan dan dibuang dalam sungai, bayi turut dibunuh…Manakala mayat mereka dibiarkan sahaja digigit dan dimakan anjing-anjing liar. 
 
Terdapat kira-kira dua ribu dari kalangan mereka berada di sempadan Myanmar Bangladesh berteduh di bawah pokok-pokok untuk menunggu peluang ke Bangladesh… Namun pihak Bangladesh sudah bersiap sedia dengan tentera di sempadan untuk menembak mana-mana di kalangan mereka yang cuba melarikan diri ke negara tersebut…”
 
Ini antara ungkapan atau tulisan atau luahan d dalam dunia maya akhir-akhir ini..apakah benar..apakah hanya provokasi terhadap Au Sang ?
Aakj bersama Team Nadi Rakyat bersedia untuk ke sana…mohon pihak berkenaan hantarlah kami ke sana agar polemik ini berakhir..agak resah umat Islam d Malaysia..kita masih punyai perasaan apalagi bila kita d didik dengan “Islam itu Bersaudara” !!
Kepada pihak yang sudi taja..kami bersedia…!!