Is Rohingya Genocide In Burma Being Ignored?

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Is Rohingya Genocide In Burma Being Ignored?

By Tun Khin

Last week the London School of Economics hosted a conference on the Rohingya, with academics, legal experts and human rights advocates from all over the world attending. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma also addressed the conference.
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Prices of essential commodities increased and shortage at Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The prices of essential items including rice, dried chili, edible oil, vegetables and fish have been increased in kitchen markets in Maungdaw Townships because shortage of essential goods, Karim, a trader from Maungdaw said.
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Bangladeshi fisherman languishes in Burmese jail

Tekanf, Bangladesh: A Bangladeshi fisherman has been languishing in Buthidaung jail, Arakan State, Burma since nearly two years, Sarwar, a local from Teknaf said.  Read more ›

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Government arrange ceremony of novitiate for Khathey community in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The government of Burma – the district admin officer, township admin officer, border guard police officers, high level army officers and other officials from Maungdaw- arranged a ceremony of novitiate –initiate boys into the Buddhist order-  today , according to an officer who claim not to be named.
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Army personnel still using Rohingya vehicles for transport

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  The army stationed at Maungdaw High School compound are still using Rohingya vehicles for their transport, said a vehicle owner who mention not to be named.
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Over 61,000 Yaba tablets seized at Teknaf border town of Bangladesh

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) early yesterday seized over 61,000 pieces of Yaba tablets worth Tk 13 million yesterday midnight at Nitaungpara village in Burma-Bangladesh border, Teknaf upazila under the Cox’s Bazar district, which was being smuggled to Bangladesh from Burma, according to BGB official.

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Living in panic-stricken position in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Rohingya villagers are now living in panic-stricken position  in Maungdaw township for fear of another clash between Rohingya and Rakhine communities, said a village elder Hussain from the locality.
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Rakhines attack a Rohingya motor-cycle rider

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A group of Rakhines of Sommona Rakhine village attacked a Rohingya motor-cycle rider yesterday at about 3:00 pm while he was on the way to  home from Maundaw town, said Nazir from the local. Read more ›

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No option but to escape or face physical destruction: Nurul Islam, Chairman of the ARNO

By Tin Soe

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Speaking at the London Conference on “Decades of Persecution and Destruction of Myanmar’s Rohingya” held on 28 April in London School of Economics, Nurul Islam, Chairman of the Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) called on the international community to “protect the defenseless Rohingya”.

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Health care crisis increase in Maungdaw district

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The people –mostly Rohingya community-are facing several health care crisis after government held the operation of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Maungdaw district –Maungdaw and Buthidaung, said Nuru, an unrecognized village doctor from Maungdaw.
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Defenceless Rohingya and their protection

By Nurul Islam, Chairman, ARNO

The Rohingya people are one of the world’s most persecuted, voiceless and underrepresented peoples. Their longstanding problem is an ethnic, religious and political persecution. It is a manmade tragedy deeply entrenched in Burmese regime’s anti-Rohingya policies of de-Muslimization, exclusion, intolerance and extermination. Their aim is to rid Arakan of the Muslim population and turn it into a Rakhinized Buddhist region.
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No rights to protect own property in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Rohingya who tried to protect his own property –fishing pond- had to pay bond sign not to do next time to security force at Kyaw Pyin Seik (Nari Bill) on April 29, said Rashid, an elder from Maungdaw.
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Two Rakhines attack Rohingya fisherman in Buthidaung

Buthidaung, Arakan State: Two Rakhines severely beat a Rohingya fisherman while he was fishing in the stream of Pho Kaung Chaung under Buthidaung Township today at about 8:00am, said Kalu, a businessman from Buthidaung.
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33 organizations and 33 Global Citizens call to end Rohingya genocide

By Tin Soe

Chittagong, Bangladesh: The event- London conference on decades of persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya – held at The Shaw library (Founders Room), 6th floor, Old Building, London School of Economics (LSE) on April 28, at 9:00 am, started with a prayer and a minutes silence for genocide victims; from Armenians, Bosnians to Palestinians…and the Rohingyas, said Ahamed Jarmal, General Secretary, Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK).

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Flag meeting at Burma-Bangladesh border

Teknaf, Bangladesh: A flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Burma’s border guard police was held at Zemon Khali BGB outpost on April 28, according to BGB official.
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Rohingya oppose the proposal of Immigration head

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Rohingya from Maungdaw district –Maungdaw and Buthidaung – opposed the proposal which U Myit Kyine, head of the Immigration and Population Department, while his first visited these areas to register as Bengali or to keep the column blank, today at 4:00 pm, said Halim , a Human Rights Watchdog said.
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Rohingya meet Australian chief government whip at open forum of UWS

Dr. Hla Myint, the coordinator of International advocacy group – Bangkok Rohingya conference held in 2013 – and other Rohingya living in Australia met the Chief Government Whip, Federal member for Berowra and Australia’s longest serving Minister for Immigration, Phillip Ruddock, MP, at an open forum in the University of Western Sydney (UWS)’s Parramatta campus on April 24, 2014, according to Rohingya advocacy group.

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Dr. Hla Myint and Rohingya  with the Chief Government Whip,Phillip Ruddock, MP
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Border guard police officer extorts 80,000 kyat from two transport vehicles

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The officer in charge of border guard police from Oo Daung outpost under Maungdaw south extorted 80,000 kyats from two Rohingyas’ transport vehicles on April 25 at about 7:30pm, according to a transport vehicle owner who deny to mention his name. Read more ›

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Firewood collectors tortured in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan state: More than 35 Rohingya fire-wood collectors were severely tortured by a group of Rakhine extremists on April 22, in the evening, at Maungdaw Township, Hashim said from Maungdaw. Read more ›

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Bangladeshi teenager languishes in Buthidaung jail

Tekanf, Bangladesh: A Bangladeshi teenager has been languishing in Buthidaung jail of Arakan State, Burma since February 2014, said Nuru, a local from Teknaf. Read more ›

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ARNO Confutes Rohingya accept Bengali classification

ARAKAN ROHINGYA NATIONAL ORGANISATION
ARAKAN

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Date: 24 April 2014

Press Release:
ARNO Confutes Rohingya  accept Bengali classification

Our attention has been drawn to the news item appeared in Bangkok post, dated 23/04/2014 under caption, “Rohingya accept Bengali classification” where the newspaper quoted U Myit Kyine, head of the Immigration and Population Department, stating “More than 6,000 families came and told officials to register them as Bengali,”

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Gunfight between BGB and smugglers at Teknaf

Teknaf, Bangladesh:  A gunfight was happened between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and a gang of smugglers- dealing drug in the border- at Teknaf under Cox’s Bazar district on Friday night, said Yunus from the locality.
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3 Burmese nationals held with Yaba tablets

Teknafm Bangladesh: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained three Burmese citizens with over 19,400 Yaba tablets in bordering Nitangpara of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar, on April 17 (Thursday) night, according to BGB official.
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Rohingya face hardship to build house in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Rohingya community from Maungdaw are facing hardship to build or repair their old damaged house for framing of law from authorities with verbal order, according to Dillu, from Maungdaw. Read more ›

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Proposed solution to enumeration – no race, no religious and no code

By Huson Salm

The immigration department of union of Myanmar has declared that the nationwide enumeration has approximately been collected except Kachine state and part of Rakhine state. Since then, government higher authorities have been interviewing with Burmese programs of Radio Free Asia and Voice of America that the enumeration process phase for Kachine state and north and central part of Rakhine state be extended for additional (8) weeks until the enumeration process accomplished to targeted destination.
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Arrest and torture for blaze in Maungdaw north

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police arrested and tortured four Rohingya village admin officer for blazing of Taungbro Letwe police station near the boat jetty on April 14 at about 1:30pm, said Hamid, an elder from the area.
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Dr. Fuller’s Ludicrous Theory about ethno-centric Buddhism

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

My attention has been drawn to Dr. Paul Fuller’s article which has appeared in the DVB. Here below I share my observations.

Throughout history there have always been people, even those who appear to be intellectuals, who justified the crimes of despots and ruthless murderers under certain pretexts. There were no shortages of German, Austrian and Italian fascist intellectuals who were not only supporters of the Nazi Fascism of the Hitler era but greatly promoted the evil cause. One would have thought that Nuremberg Trials and the wholesale condemnation of the evil ideology in the subsequent years and decades had put that dark chapter behind us, and no one and surely not the so-called educated intellectuals who teach at the college and university levels would be a devil’s advocate. But our expectations have always been unrealistic. There are still evil geniuses around our world who are willing to act as intellectual whores and pimps selling their credentials to the highest bidder. Some deranged folks are even willing to sell their morality for even very little price.
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7-Roingya youth arrested with census collection, in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Seven Rohingya youths from Bawli Bazar village of Maungdaw Township were arrested by police in Maungdaw north on March 9, at about 10:00 pm, over the allegation that they quarreled with a local youth in the village whose parents joined in the census collecting by giving “Bengali” in palace of “Rohingya”, said Nago (not real name) from the village.
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Tropical diseases spread in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Tropical diseases –chickenpox, fever, cough and vomiting have recently spread among the people in Maungdaw south, Hashim, a local doctor said.
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Army arrest 41 Rakhines with lethal weapons in Buthidaung

Buthidaung, Arakan State:  Army personnel from Sein Nyin pya village arrested 41 –Rakhine at the mountain pass of Sein Nyin Pya north today morning, according to Village admin office member from Buthidaung.
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More Army Battalions in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Burmese government setup more Army Battalions in Maungdaw since the authority started the population of census in Maungdaw, Anwer, a politician from Maungdaw.
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Truck crashes a Rohingya’s cow in Maungdaw north

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A truck drove and owned by Rakhine crashed a cow owned by Rohingya on April 6, at about 4:00pm, at   Thay Chaung Village under Maungdaw north while crossing the road, said Hakim from the locality.
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Authority use forces to threaten and to show the power in Rohingya village for collecting census with Bengali

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The authority sent more security forces- Hluntin, police and Army- with enumerators and supervisors to the Rohingya villages to show the power of authority and threaten the Rohingya to use race in the census forms as Bengali today, said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.
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UNFPA Concerned about Decision Not to Allow Census Respondents to Self-Identify as Rohingya

UNFPA Concerned about Decision Not to Allow Census Respondents to Self-Identify as Rohingya

 

Date: 01/04/2014

YANGON — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is deeply concerned about the Myanmar Government’s decision not to allow census respondents who wish to self-identify their ethnicity as Rohingya to do so.
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Maungdaw township admin officer threatens the villagers to accept without Rohingya in census process

Maungdaw, Arakan State: U Kyi San, the Maungdaw Township admin officer threatened the village admin officers of border police area number 6 today morning to give sign paper not to demand Rohingya as ethnicity in the census processing, said Halu , a village admin office member.
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Security forces tortured Rohingya for claiming Rohingya as their ethnicity

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Security forces- Army and Hluntin- had tortured severely for claiming their ethnicity as Rohingya today at Phaung see (Taunggul) under Tamanthar village tract, according to an elder from the village ( declaim to say the name for security reason).
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Hluntin and village admin officer burgle a Rohingya home

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A group of Hluntin personnel and Ward number 4, admin officer U NYo Htun had burgled a Rohingya home yesterday night at Bomu para under Ward number 4, Maungdaw, said Hasu from Maungdaw.
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No wages for Rohingya vehicles for authority requisition in census period

Maungdaw, Arakan state: 15 – vehicles from Maungdaw was requisitioned by local authority to transport census processing groups- Enumerators , Supervisor, Immigration officers, village admin officers and security personnel- to their destination to collect census data which started from March 30 – April 10, yesterday evening, said Dil Mohamed, a driver from Maungdaw.

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No Rohingya joins census process for race term “Rohingya”

Maungdaw,Arakan State: The census processing groups – Enumerators , Supervisor, Immigration officers, village admin officers and security personnel- are not allowing the term Rohingya in the column of race, then all the Rohingya community in Maungdaw Township and Buthidaung township stop to join the census process today morning, said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.

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Young Rohingya children hold placard of welcome to census processing group

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

ARAKAN ROHINGYA NATIONAL ORGANISATION

Arakan, Burma
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(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.

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HW Press release: Burma: Postpone Flawed Census to Avert Violence

Burma: Postpone Flawed Census to Avert Violence
Stop Further Attacks on Aid Workers in Arakan State

(New York, March 29, 2014) – Burma’s national government should postpone the planned nationwide census to prevent growing communal violence and attacks on the aid community, Human Rights Watch said today. At greatest risk are vulnerable Muslim communities and aid workers from international organizations.

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We will not register, if identify as Rohingya : Ye Htut, President spokesperson

Rangoon, Burma: “we will not register it, if a household wants to identify themselves as Rohingya,” said U Ye Htut, the president spokesperson told the reporters in a gathering – the president has met with representatives from every political party in Burma- at the Rangoon Divisional Parliament.

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UNFPA Statement on Myanmar Census and Violence in Rakhine State

UNFPA Statement on Myanmar Census and Violence in Rakhine State

Date: 28/03/2014

Press Release

YANGON—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is very concerned about the mob attacks on international NGO and UN offices in Sittwe yesterday, and supports the call by the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i.) on the Government to ensure the protection of the humanitarian and development community in Rakhine State.

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Emergency Act 144 and curfew again impose in Sittwe

Sittwe, Arakan State: Arkan State government again imposed Emergency Act 144 and dusk-to-dawn curfew today at about 4:00 pm after Rakhine mobs attacked all INGOs – aids working groups ‘offices and its residences, according to residents and official.

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Army personnel give protection to criminal in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan state : The villagers of La Baw Zarr ( Bawshu Para) held a criminal while he was trying to enter the village on March 25 at about sunset, said Kalu from the village.

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Rakhine set on fire the Doe Tan market in Maungdaw north

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Seven Rohingya stores from Doe Tan (Ludain) village market, Maungdaw north were set on fire which gone to ashes by two Rakhine who ride motorbike nearby market on 26 March 2014 at about 4:00am, said locals who were on the duty for the village protection.

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Maungdaw high level officer tries a secret plan on forthcoming census program

Maungdaw, Arakan State: U Kyi San, the Maungdaw Township administrative officer is trying to use a secret plan on forthcoming census program about the Rohingya community, said an official from Maungdaw.

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Rohingya demand safety, security and International independent investigation

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Tun Khin, the President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) demand for safety, security and International independent investigation in Arakan – most of the Rohingya are living- at a side event took took place in 25th UN Human Rights Council Session on 17th March 2014 at Palais des Nations, Geneva – Room XXIV, according to BROUK information.

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Rohingya at the International film festival and forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) in Geneva: The persecution of Myanmar’s Muslims

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Tun Khin , the President of Burmese Rohingya Organization-UK (BROUK), participated in the International film festival and forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) and Rue 89 presented a film- Myanmar, Mantra of Rage by Evan Williams, and organized a debate program- the persecution of Myanmar’s Muslims- the end of the film show, on March 11, 7:00pm, at the Maison des arts du Grütli – 16, rue Général Dufour, 1204 Genève, according to FIFDH website.

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