Protest over Myanmar census brings ethnic tensions to the fore (+video)

Burmese census Enumerators violate commitment with UNFPA in Western Burma

Burmese census Enumerators violate commitment with UNFPA in Western Burma30 March 2014 Exclusive Burma Times:  Kyauktaw, western Burma- Today Sunday, on 30 March, the Burma census conduct is started across the country Burma including Rohingya populous area, western Burma. “The Government has made a commitment that everyone who is in the country will be counted in the census and all respondents will have the option to self-identify their ethnicity,” the UNFPA said in the statement, issued on Yangon on March 28. “Respondents must feel safe to answer [more]

The census enrolment starts in Rakhine state Burma

The census enrolment starts in Rakhine state Burma Exclusive Burma Times – Maung Daw 30 March 2014 The census enrolment is starting today by the Burmese government and the examiners went to Santhipyan/Hathipara village, Maung Daw Township, northern Rakhine state Burma for the census enrolment and they ordered to the villagers to come every head of the house holder to the police station of Santhipyan/Hathipara for the verification of census and the villagers told to them that it is not systematic and you need [more]

ARNO Press Release

ARNO Press Release ARAKAN ROHINGYA NATIONAL ORGANISATION Arakan, Burma (29 March 2014) The statement of ARNO on the current situation in Arakan/Rakhine State, Burma Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) has strongly condemned the attacks on international humanitarian aid workers by militant Rakhine mobs in Sittwe on March 26- 27, causing damages to their offices, residences, vehicles and properties under the pretext of disrespecting a Buddhist flag by a female staff of the Malteser International. Since June 2012 series of genocidal onslaughts have been [more]

UNFPA Should Arrange Security for Rohingya during Census Conduct

UNFPA Should Arrange Security for Rohingya during Census ConductBy Ibrahim Shah 29 March 2014 Burma Times: Rakhine state, western Myanmar- “The Government has made a commitment that everyone who is in the country will be counted in the census and all respondents will have the option to self-identify their ethnicity,” the UNFPA said in the statement, issued on Yangon on March 28. “Respondents must feel safe to answer all questions freely and enumerators must be able to record the answers faithfully, without fear or intimation,” [more]

Breaking News-Myanmar says ‘Rohingya’ term banned from first census in three decades

Breaking News-Myanmar says 'Rohingya' term banned from first census in three decadesSITTWE (AFP) – Burma Times – Myanmar said Saturday that Muslims would not be allowed to register as “Rohingya” in its first census in three decades despite UN assurances, on the eve of a survey that has fanned sectarian tensions. The move came as Buddhists in an unrest-hit western state vowed to boycott the census over fears it could lead to official recognition for the Rohingya, viewed by the United Nations as among the world’s most [more]

Burmese authorities threaten Rohingya to avoid writing in the Term Rohingya during Census Conduct

Burmese authorities threaten Rohingya to avoid writing in the Term Rohingya during Census Conduct  29 March 2014 Burma Times: Buthidaung- It is reported by our senior correspondent that today on Saturday, 29 March, 2014, at about 10:00 am, the Burmese authorities—village administration, township administration, district administration, state administration, army, police, executive of census enumerators from Buthidaung and paramilitary forces— held an exclusive meeting with Rohingya elders at middle school in Paungdaw Pyin from Buthidaung Township and strictly warned Rohingya elders to strongly  avoid writing in Rohingya except Bengali during census [more]

Protest over Myanmar census brings ethnic tensions to the fore (+video)

Protest over Myanmar census brings ethnic tensions to the fore (+video)Burma Times – Anti-census protesters attacked an international NGO office on Wednesday. The census allows ethnic minorities to self-identify in a country wracked by ethnic and religious divisions. The last time a national census was held in Myanmar, the country was an isolated military dictatorship known as Burma. Then, Daw San San was a 28-year-old primary school teacher tasked with counting heads in this rural rice-growing region in the Ayeyarwady river delta. Now 59 and retired, Ms. [more]

Baroness Warsi welcomes conclusions of UN Human Rights Council

Baroness Warsi welcomes conclusions of UN Human Rights CouncilPress release, Burma Times The UN Human Rights Council concluded its 25th Session today with important resolutions on Sri Lanka, DPRK, Iran, Syria and Burma. placeholder Senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi said: The UK welcomes the strong action which the Human Rights Council has taken on Sri Lanka, DPRK, Iran, Syria and Burma at this session. I am also encouraged by the Council’s effective response to a range of other critical human rights situations including Ukraine and South [more]

No Choice: World failed to stop endemic persecution against Rohingya, So, world must Veto and Rohingya should welcome the possibly referendum in Arakan/Rakhine state

No Choice:  World failed to stop endemic persecution against Rohingya, So, world must Veto and Rohingya should welcome the possibly referendum in Arakan/Rakhine stateBy Raunghfee  Khan  28 March 2014 Burma Times: The prime motive behind the name change of western Myanmar/ Burma  from Arakan into Rakhine both politically and discriminatorily in 1974 without national referendum was to eradicate Rohingya and to deport them into third country which was confidential in the master plan drafted by both Burmese Hilterite militaristic rulers and western Rakhine, Anokka Mogh or Bangladeshi Rakhine  until 2012 and that motive was  evidently exposed in July 11, [more]

Maung Tun Khin attend event of UN Human Rights Council Session

Maung Tun Khin attend event of UN Human Rights Council SessionMarch 17th Geneva. Burma Times A side event took place in 25th UN Human Rights Council Session on 17th March 2014. The event was organised by International Peace Bureau. The speakers are Mr Tomas Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Burma, Maung tun Khin President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, Chris Lew, Director of Arakan Project and Melanie Teff Senior Advocate and European Representative of Refugees International.The event was hosted by Me Colin [more]

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Burmese census Enumerators violate commitment with UNFPA in Western Burma

30 March 2014

Exclusive Burma Times:  Kyauktaw, western Burma- Today Sunday, on 30 March, the Burma census conduct is started across the country Burma including RohingyaRead More

The census enrolment starts in Rakhine state Burma

Exclusive Burma Times – Maung Daw 30 March 2014

The census enrolment is starting today by the Burmese government and the examiners went to Santhipyan/Hathipara village,Read More

UNFPA Should Arrange Security for Rohingya during Census Conduct

By Ibrahim Shah 29 March 2014

Burma Times: Rakhine state, western Myanmar- “The Government has made a commitment that everyone who is in the country willRead More

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ARNO Press Release

ARAKAN ROHINGYA NATIONAL ORGANISATION
Arakan, Burma (29 March 2014)

The statement of ARNO on the current situation in Arakan/Rakhine State, Burma Arakan Rohingya NationalRead More

Baroness Warsi welcomes conclusions of UN Human Rights Council

Press release, Burma Times

The UN Human Rights Council concluded its 25th Session today with important resolutions on Sri Lanka, DPRK, Iran, SyriaRead More

ERC Press Release on current situation in Arakan State of Myanmar

Press Release. Burma Times – Frankfurt 28 March 2014

It is observed all the NGOs, INGOs and UNDP stationed in Sittwe,Read More

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Protest over Myanmar census brings ethnic tensions to the fore (+video)

Burma Times – Anti-census protesters attacked an international NGO office on Wednesday. The census allows ethnic minorities to self-identify in a country wracked by ethnic and religious divisions.
The last time a national census was held in Myanmar, the country

Burma’s badly needed census may have come too soon

26 March 2014

Burma Times: Accurate demographic information about Burma does not and has never existed. This year’s census aims to correct that and to provide the data required for successful development projects as the country lurches out

Arakan Officials Ask Rohingya to Leave Census Race Question Blank

26 March 2014

Burma Times:RANGOON — The Arakan State government has asked Muslim leaders in Sittwe to urge their fellow followers of Islam not to identify their “race” in Burma’s upcoming census, with authorities worried that allowing Rohingya

Former US lawmaker visits Myanmar Muslims, warns they lack health care, fear violence

Burma Times – WASHINGTON – A former U.S. congressman who visited camps housing tens of thousands of people displaced by communal violence in western Myanmar is warning that minority Rohingya Muslims face a life-threatening lack of medical care and

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No Choice: World failed to stop endemic persecution against Rohingya, So, world must Veto and Rohingya should welcome the possibly referendum in Arakan/Rakhine state

By Raunghfee  Khan  28 March 2014

Burma Times: The prime motive behind the name change of western Myanmar/ Burma  from Arakan into Rakhine both politically and discriminatorily in 1974 without national referendum was to eradicate Rohingya and to deport them into third country which was confidentialRead More

Muslims must first question themselves

By Harun Yahya – Burma Times  28 march 2014

Syria, East Turkestan, Rakhine, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Kashmir…

Currently there is tremendous turmoil across the world. One just needs to look at the number of martyrs and injured in the media to comprehend the severity ofRead More

Myanmar’s population census should be honest

27 March 2014

Burma Times: The exercise must not misrepresent Rohingyas who are being served as oppressed citizens

The journey from decades of military rule to a status where the benefits of democracy are available to all can be one of self-discovery, especially for Myanmar’sRead More

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Maung Tun Khin attend event of UN Human Rights Council Session

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Burma Times

March 17th Geneva. Burma Times

A side event took place in 25th UN Human Rights Council Session on 17th March 2014. The event was organised by International Peace Bureau. The speakers are Mr Tomas Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the Human RightsRead More

FAITHFUL ROHINGYA UNDER CRIMINAL GOVERNMENT

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By Mir Ahmed A.B Siddiquee-Jeddah

According to Zeshan Khan’s article titled “A referendum in Rakhine state?” published  on 20.03.2014 in Dhaka Tribune, Rohingya should be happy with his historical summit but reaction by so called Rohingya in Rohingya Blogger, proved hisRead More

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One comment on “Protest over Myanmar census brings ethnic tensions to the fore (+video)

  1. Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani
    4 hours ago
    I am Mr. Zafar Ahmad bin Abdul Ghani The President Of Myanmar Ethnic Rohingyas Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM). I am An Ethnic Rohingya From The Arakan State Of Myanmar. I Fled my Country 22 Years Ago Due to Ethnic and Religious prosecution from the Myanmar Government .

    I fled to Bangladesh, India, Thailand and finally seek refuge in Malaysia. I am not the only one who fled there are millions of Rohingya men, woman , and children fled the country due to the same reason.

    The Rohingya who existed in Arakan state since 7 century became the victims of Genocide by the Myanmar Government for more than 60 Years. Now we became Stateless in our own Country. The Myanmar Government Accused from Bangladesh which is not true.

    Due to continuous prosecutions from the government, more than 2 millions Rohingya force to fled the country to save their lives.

    In June 2012 again Myanmar government attack the Rohingya thousands of Rohingya died, more than 150,000 Rohingya lost their house and become homeless. Many mosques has been burnt and Madrasah has been closed .

    The United Nations Announced The Rohingya is The most Prosecuted Ethnic In The World. Until this moment, Rohingya continue to die in our homeland .

    The Rohingya has been under the oppression by the military government for more than 60 years. The Rohingya has been the victims of GENOCIDE for more than 6 decades but there is no change despite all the condemnation by the Mandated Bodies and International Communities at large. We are regret that the United Nations and World Leaders fail to stop the GENOCIDE on Rohingyas. The United Nations has announced that the Rohingya is the most PROSECUTED ethnic in the world but they fail to stop the PROSECUTIONS

    The world is playing game on our lives just because of money, business and investment with the cruel military government. Everyone is condemning what is happening but none of the mandated bodies can take real action to stop the continuous GENOCIDE on Rohingyas. Millions of Rohingyas has to flee their homeland and leaving behind their loves one.

    The situation has no change until now but become worse with more killing and destroying properties. The Rohingyas who fled the country become the victims of Human Trafficking. Countless numbers of Rohingyas died in the hand of traffickers. Thousands of Rohingyas died on the ocean every year in the attempt to save their lives. The internal problem created by the Myanmar government has become the regional and international problem to other states. The world has created so many International Conventions as a guide for human life but none of these perfect Conventions can save Rohingyas from the CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY – GENOCIDE.

    The military government always claims the conflict is between the ethnic rakhine and Rohingya and the government is trying to solve the problem. But the real truth is the military government wants to eliminate all Rohingya and Muslims from Myanmar. The real truth is the military government is in close relationship with rakhines and Buddhist monks to killed Rohingyas at large. The rakhines and Buddhist monks have become the agents for the military government to eliminate Rohingyas and Muslims across Myanmar. That is why the government allows the rakhines holding arms with them.

    The International Communities and the United Nations has condemned the Myanmar government many times but to no change. The world has seen the Rohingya openly become the victims of GENOCIDE for more than 60 years but they fail to stop it. There are lots of evidence that Rohingya are the victims of GENOCIDE in Myanmar but none of the MANDATED BODIES can stop it.

    In the end of last year 14 foreign Ambassadors from Ranggon visited Arakan State. They made the announcement of bad conditions of Rohingya in Arakan State. They also sent a strong letter to Myanmar government to protect the Rohingya’s rights and grant citizenship to Rohingya. Unfortunately to date there is no feedback.

    This year 2014, Myanmar is the Chairman of ASEAN. It is very shameful to Myanmar government and ASEAN as they conducted such a mass killing of its ethnic Rohingya not even a month after holding the position.

    Now is the time to take real action. We urge the United Nations, World Leaders, OIC, ASEAN and International Communities to react to the injustice and cruel treatment towards the Rohingya by the Myanmar government. The world must stop dealing with Myanmar until they stop the GENOCIDE on Rohingyas. We cannot wait until the Last Rohingya on this earth.

    My Questions to The World leader’s And Religious Leader : ?

    (1) Why No Body can stop the Myanmar Government from Killing The Rohingya ?

    (2) How The Buddhist Teaching can become so violent to the other human being’s ?

    Thank you.

    Yours sincerely,

    Mr. Zafar Ahmad Bin Abdul Ghani
    President
    Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
    Tel No: +6016-6827287
    Blog: http://www.merhrom.wordpress.com
    Email: rights4rohingya@yahoo.co.uk
    Email: rights4rohingyas@gmail.com
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