Burma Terrorizes the Rohingya : Government troops, ethnic Rakhine Buddhists go on a rampage

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Burma Terrorizes the Rohingya : Government troops, ethnic Rakhine Buddhists go on a rampage

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Source from Asia Sentinel, 2 July 2012

Government troops, ethnic Rakhine Buddhists go on a rampage

Burmese authorities have resumed a brutal crackdown on Rohingya minorities throughout Arakhan province, according to terrified sources in the villages who contacted Asia Sentinel, saying they are burning homes, beating women and children and arresting Rohingya males as the majority ethnic Rakhine go on a rampage, destroying and confiscating property.

The UN intervention is seemingly not effective,” said an exiled leader of the Paris-based National Democratic Party for Human Rights.

Scores of people are said to have died so far in the violence, which is being compounded by refusal to allow Rohingya access to relief supplies. At least four Rohingya in Sangadaung village were said to have died from starvation and exposure to the elements.

The reports are difficult to corroborate independently. The government has tightened press controls on reporting from the region which borders the Andaman Sea in western Burma, spurring the press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders to issue a statement saying the government is continuing to restrict press freedom despite recent promises to end censorship.

“Until now, the government has been relaxing its abusive control of the media but, as it does not know how to assist the media in the new, rapidly emerging political and economic environment, it has reacted in an instinctive manner to what it regards as the excessive liberties the media are taking and has initiated at least three prosecutions since the start of the year,” the organization said on its website Friday.

The Rohingya, who are minority Muslims whose centuries-old origin is in India and Bangladesh, are continuing to face attacks and abuses by both authorities and the ethnic Rakhine majority in the province, the villagers say. Although Myanmar President Thein Sein has been attempting to promote ceasefires between government forces and ethnic minorities, it appears to have had little effect in the province.

Adding to the misery, the region has been inundated by heavy rains and flooding. Two homeless villagers were said to have drowned Friday in flooding of the Kaladan River. In all, scores of people have reportedly been killed on both sides since the violence began in early June. The violence abated in mid-June but has since resumed, the Rohingya say.

The Rohingya, who number about 1 million people in the Buddhist-majority Burmese country of about 55 million, have been persecuted for decades, both in Burma and in Bangladesh. They are a desperately poor people, even in a desperately poor country with per capita gross domestic product by purchasing power parity of only US$1,300 in 2011. In 1982 the then-dictator, Ne Win, declared them stateless.

As early as 1991, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights reported that thousands of Rohingya were fleeing to Bangladesh to escape alleged persecution by authorities in Rangoon, now known as Yangon. However, they are hardly more welcome in Bangladesh despite their Muslim kinship, as the Bangladeshis regard them as interlopers in an overcrowded and poor rural country and have periodically forced them over the border. In 1993, 30,000 refugees were reported by the UNHCR to have fled Bangladeshi camps to avoid repatriation to Burma.

They are seemingly unwanted everywhere although commendably Malaysia has taken in refugees. A year ago, it was discovered that Thai military officials were towing boatloads of refugees away from the Thai coast to leave them at the mercy of the elements.

Terrified villagers are managing to get news of the scale of violence out to exile groups outside the country, the source said. Yesterday, hundreds of military forces were reported to have descended on one village, taking away about 20 villagers and going from house to house, beating women and children and destroying virtually all household items, breaking dishes and looting gold and cash money. The source said that except for side walls of the flimsy structures, everything had been damaged “by stamping and pounding with guns.”

The violence, never very far from the surface, flared out of control in early June when a 27 year old Buddhist woman was raped and murdered, allegedly by Muslims. That triggered a savage retaliation, with a mob reportedly dragging 10 Muslims off a bus and murdering them. An estimated 1,500 houses have been burned down on both sides since the current round of unrest began, according to relief agencies.

Some 172 under-age Rohingya were detained in a military camp on Friday, the exile sources reported, after being tortured by Rakhine. Thirty of the group were removed and reportedly taken to an unknown location. One was said to have been killed and returned to his village, where he was buried. That afternoon, Rakhine were said to have attacked the home of a Rohingya leader in the Ambala area and looted it of goods and money as police and paramilitary forces looked on, the sources said.

Six international and local staff of international NGOs have been reported arrested including aid workers from the World Health Organization and Artsen Zonder Grenzen, the Dutch version of Medicins Sans Frontiers although Asia Sentinel has been unable to verify that.

On Friday, according to the reports, a 700 year-old mosque, the Myoatma Jarmae Mosque, was destroyed by ethnic Rakhine mobs. By the time military forces arrived after being informed of the violence, the structure’s walls and veranda had already been destroyed. Rohingya shops in the town of Kyauktaw were said to have been seized and looted Thursday by municipal authorities.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, established in Burma after the devastation of Tropical Storm Nargis in May 2008, which killed as many as 100,000 people, reported that the United Nations World Food Program has provided 725 tonnes of food commodities such as rice, pulses, oil and salt to more than 92,000 affected people in the townships of Sittwe, Pauktaw, Maungdaw, Rahtedaung and Buthidaung. However, refugees charge, the aid supplies are only being delivered to Rakhine families and deliveries have not been made to homeless Rohingya.

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Jul 9, 2012
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Update News of Northern Arakan State, July 8, 2012

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A 34-member parliamentary team —consisting of no local Rohingya MPs—led by Thura Shwe Mann visited Maungdaw Township, Arakan State, on July 8. But, the team only visited with Buddhist community, especially the Natala villagers and Monks who are  giving shelter  Mogh  and distributed relief goods to them. The team neither met with Rohingya Muslims nor gave any relief to them, said an elder from Mungdaw.
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Jul 5, 2012
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New curfew impose at daytime in Maungdaw

Maugdaw, Arakan State:  Maungdaw district administration officer Aung Myint Soe again imposed a new curfew in Maungdaw after mass arresting in Maung Ni villag, said an elder from Maungdaw.
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Jul 5, 2012
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Trap or open door for Rohingya

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Nasaka personnel from Shwezarr out-post number 14, under Nasaka section number 6, cut the fence June 4, at about 7:00pm, according to village admin member.
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Jul 4, 2012
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Authority again arrest Rohingya community in Maungdaw

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Jul 4, 2012
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No snatching gun from Hluntin, it is an allegation

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Jul 4, 2012
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Jun 8, 2012
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Peaceful demonstration in Maungdaw, two killed, some wounded

Maungdaw, Arakan state: More than 500 Young Rohingyas – aged between 12 and 15- were going to Kadir Mosque of Myoma Kayaungdan Village from Maungdaw big mosque after Juma prayer to give   respect to the 10- Muslim who were brutally killed in Taungup on June 3. But, on the way, the riot police fired 40 rounds to the air and shoot death two Rohingya youths on the spot, some injured, according to an elder from Maungdaw.
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Jun 8, 2012
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Refugees demonstrate at Burmese refugee camp in Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh: The official Burmese Rohingya refugees peacefully demonstrated at Nayapara camp after Juma prayer today, said a refugee on condition of anonymity.
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Jun 8, 2012
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Jun 8, 2012
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Breaking News : Peaceful demonstration in Maungdaw, police killed two

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The riot police fired on more than 500 young Rohingyas who are going to demonstrate peacefully in Myoma Kayandan village of Maungdaw Town Today at about 2:00pm to give the respect to the massacred 10- Muslim in Taungup on June 3. The riot police fired more than 40 rounds  to the sky where two young Rohingyas died on the spot, some people injured and some houses are burning at this moment. The Rakhine surrounded the police station now and demanding, why the police fired to the young Rohingyas to death which will harm safety of the Rakhine community in Maungdaw. Detail news will come soon.

Crisis in Arakan State, Burma highlighted in British Parliament

Jun 28, 2012
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Crisis in Arakan State, Burma highlighted in British Parliament

Chittagong, Bangladesh: The human rights and humanitarian crisis in Arakan State, western Burma, was highlighted in the British Parliament on June 27 at a meeting chaired by Baroness Kinnock, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy in Burma, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).

In the meeting of British lawmakers chaired by Baroness Kinnock, Benedict Rogers, East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), Maung Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, and Chris Lewa of the Arakan Project, described the situation of Rohingya in Arakan State.

Near 4000 Rohingyas have been killed in the sectarian violence, at least 40000 are missing, 22 villages have been burned down, more than 120 females were rape and 14 mosques destroyed, according to sources. But, the official said only around 80 people –Rohingya and Rakhine- killed in the sectarian violence.

The current sectarian unrest has been influenced by hardliners in the government who do not want to see reforms in Burma, and the Rakhine National Development Party (RNDP), which reject Rohingya as members of Burma’s ethnic groups, according to Tun Khin. “Tthere have been an increasing number of anti-Rohingya activities, including seminars in Rangoon and in Arakan State organized by the RNDP in recent months.”

Bangladesh has refused entry to Rohingyas at its borders, and has pushed back at least 16 boats seeking access to Bangladesh.

“We really need U.N. observers in Arakan (Rakhine) State. Even though the riots were stopped some Rohingya houses are still being burned down by Rakhines… We urge the British government to put effective pressure on the Burmese regime to stop the killings and violence against the Muslim Rohingyas in Arakan and to restore peace and security in the region, to allow the international community and NGOs to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to all the victims regardless of race or religion,”  The BROUK president said at the meeting.

Tun Khin urged Britain to pressure the Burmese government to provide security to ensure Rohingya can safely return to their homes, for Bangladesh to open its borders to refugees fleeing persecution, for the government to offer citizenship to Rohingya who qualify and to fight against anti-Muslim activities and racism in the country.

Benedict Rogers said, “CSW appeals, as a matter of utmost urgency, to the security forces, authorities and people in Arakan State to stop the violence immediately and to begin the long, hard work of addressing the underlying issues, rebuilding shattered lives and engaging in inter-faith and inter-ethnic dialogue and reconciliation. We urge the international community, including the British Government, the European Union and the United States, to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance to all the victims of the recent violence, regardless of ethnicity or religion and without discrimination. We join others in the international community in calling upon the Government of Burma, the National League for Democracy and all political parties in Burma to support the repeal of the 1982 Citizenship Law, which does not recognise the citizenship of the Rohingya people, who have lived in Burma for generations, and for it to be replaced with a new law based on principles of human rights and equality and in accordance with international law. We call on the Government of Burma to protect and defend religious freedom and to ensure that the human rights of all the peoples of Burma are protected and respected.”

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Jun 20, 2012
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Breaking News: June 20 evening

Arrest

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Jun 17, 2012
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Breaking News: June 17, 2012

Security forces arrest Rohingya in Maungdaw

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Jun 16, 2012
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Stable Situation in Akyab, but facing food crisis

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Jun 15, 2012
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Breaking News: Friday evening ( June 15, 2012)

Stranded Rohingya boats in Naf River disappeared

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Jun 14, 2012
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Breaking News : June 14 evening

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Ms. Hamida (18), daughter of Rahim Ullah, Rahena (19), daughter of Ms. Momina and other six Rohingya girls  from Baggona village and  Hasina (18), daughter of Abdul Haque, Hamida (16), daughter of Baser and Nur Kaida (17), daughter of Habi Rahaman from Nurullah para  were raped  by army  today.
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Jun 14, 2012
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12-Rakhine with arms arrested in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Twelve Rakhines with arms were arrested by army yesterday midnight while climbing up to Pruma river bank nearby Khain Paran (Rakhine) village from a small boat, said a village elder from the locality.
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Jun 13, 2012
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Killings continue in Arakan after declaring army’s control

Maungdaw Arakan State :   In Arakan State, killing continue, especially Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships after State of Emergency declared by President Thein Sein, said an elder from Arakan who didn’t mention his name.
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Jun 12, 2012
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Killing, torching and looting continue in Sittwe and Maungdaw

Akyab (Sittwe), Arakan State: Killing, torching houses and looting the properties of the Rohingyas have been continued in Sittwe and Maungdaw by police, Hluntin and a group of Rakhine racists, said a trader from Sittwe.


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Jun 12, 2012
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Police and Rakhine again set on fire Rohingya houses in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State : : Than Tin , the police officer from Maungdaw, led a group of Rakhine racists, Hluntin (riot police) and police  again set on fire Rohingya houses from Bomu village after army leaving  from town this  morning, according to an elder from Maungdaw.

Police , Hluntin (riot police) and A group of Rakhine racists set on fire Rohingya  house ( smoke rise up)
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Jun 12, 2012
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Rohingyas from Akyab stranded in Nafe River ( Photo News)

Around ten boats were arrived and stranded in Naf River where the Rohingyas have no foods and no water. Some Rohingya women and children need medical assistant. One pregnant was died while she delivering.  Three children also died on the boat.

বাংলা ভার্সন: আকিয়াব থেকে আসা রোহিঙাদের নাফ নদীতে দিনাতিপাত
প্রায় দশটি বোটে করে আসা রোহিঙারা এখন পানির উপর দিনাতিপাত করছে ,যাদের মধ্যে শিশু ও নারীরাও আছে,এই সমস্ত শিশু ও নারীদের ওষূধ দরকার।ইতিমধ্যে একজন প্রসুতি ওষুধের অভাবে মারা গেছে,এছাড়া তিনটি শিশুও বোটে মারা গেছে।

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