Source from NDPHR(exile),
“Ongoing ethnic-cleansing against defenseless unarmed Rohingya”
in Arakan state of western Burma ( 8-19 June )
“Please raise voices to save Rohingya human beings: International intervention is only option”
It is not fighting each other but it is another well planned genocide by Rakhines cooperatively with local armed forces. From the beginning, Curfew and Order are restored only for Rohingya and confined within their homes. While Rakhines are openly allowed to trespass and attack Rohingya villages. Local security forces who are also Rakhine are sided with Rakhine people and explored more brutal crimes that include shooting fires into the houses and letting its partisan Rakhines to torch fire. Again, Rohingyans those came out from homes were brutally beaten and slaughtered and those fleeing were shot fires regardless of women or children. Plus, sexual abuses, looting goods and cash.
In advance, waters, electric, foods are cut-off and restriction imposed in Rohingya villages since 3 June. So, it is all about well planned ethnic-cleansing pogrom. Likewise, the government also shows its sympathy by setting up relief centres and contributing aid to those attacker Rakhines’ family members. While three is no consideration at all about homeless Rohingya victims of women, children and those injuries who are starving day by day.
In brief: Rohingyans are ending-up between gun-fires of security forces and lethal knives of Rakhine people. This time they can’t escape because security forces rounded up all thew way out and navy forces are patrolling across the beach.
The information came from Arakan confirmed that the death number of Rohingyan is exceeded over 10,000 from Sittwe city alone and a few thousands covering Maungdaw, Rathedaung and Kyauktaw townships. Most of them were shot dead, brutally beaten to death, burnt alive and the rest were those taken away by security forces into hidden areas. At least, 25,000 of Rohingya houses were burnt down- covering Sittwe, Maungdaw, Rathedaung, Rambre and Kyauktaw townships.
Our colleagues based in Yangon are reporting to politicians including NLD members, student leaders and high-ranking authorities. But there is nothing they could do. Therefore, there are urgently in need of intervention by intl communities, world leaders and Rohingya people living in foreign. UN’s external pressure does not enough to halt on going violations supported by local authority and that would not safe the lives of remaining vulnerable Rohingyans. The matter of Rohingya is directly relevant to international principle and UN must effectively interfere.
General situation for all areas
16 June: Rohingya people are seriously and painfully suffering from food shortage as authorities are not at all helping Rohingya with food while Rakhines has been enjoying all sorts of cares from authorities. Moreover, Rakhines public is not selling food to Rohingya making things extremely difficult for Rohingya’s survival.
They need immediate supply of food, clothes and medicine. People are dying of hunger and lack of medical care, shelters and clothing.
15 June: Military forces took over in securing of Rohingya villages in Maungdaw and Sittwe. Moving house to house is allowed between 12:00pm to 3:30pm.
The authority are not allowing the general public to bring supply of food from other areas to the effected areas.
Foods, waters, medic were not yet delivered. Communication and electric are still cut-off. While all amenities are available for Buddhism Rakhines. More than 50,000 Rohingya community are needing for basic necessities – water, foods, medicines and shelters- for those who lost their homes and villages. Now, heavy raining in Maungdaw and Akyab, the Rohingya have no shelters to protect from raining. There will be diseases affect to the Rohingya victim of riot if the heaving raining will continues.
His first term arrest was took placed in a few days before 1990 election in May therefore he was not became MP. He was released in the end of 1997 after serving eight years imprisonment.
Myebon TownshipMuslims in Myebon township are mixed of Rakhine muslim, Kaman and Rohingya and population make up around 700 people that size is just about 1% of total Rakhine population in Myebon. Their houses are situated in the Khataktin village of Taungbo Quarter.
Their houses were rounded up by Rakhine people who came from different areas during the time of violences occurred in Sittwe. However, their neighbour who have been lived together for decades are not agreed with any attacks upon muslims and prevented as much as they can. Due to such disputations, military were arrived on time and protected them.
One of their neighbour respected Rakhine leader explained outsider Rakhines those came to attacks muslims that these muslims people have been living with them for generations without any problems and they speak only Rakhine language either. They have already asked to pave away to out from Myebon, they will abandon everything if they could. But these muslim people have no place to escape. So, they would be died here but not alone and their houses within Rakhine village. Incase these few houses of muslims were torched, most of Rakhine houses beside them will be burnt down.
But some Rakhines set fire a muslim house which was only one in central area (Alay Baine) that caused 20 of Rakhine houses inlcuding that muslim house were burnt down since the beginning of violence.
It’s a serious crimes carry out against Rohingya in inside Arakan state that ignited from unrelated a Rakhine girl (Ma Thida Thwey) dead in her own Rakhine village of Tha-bray-chaung ward of Kyauknimaw village on 28 May 2012. Relating to this, Rakhine members of “Wanthanu Rakheta Association” distributed leaflets of blaming muslim on the day of 3 June early morning in Taungup township. It is just an excuse of racial instigation while Rohingya people are not allowed to enter or cross into Rakhine villages. Following this, ten Muslim pilgrims killed in a mob attacks by 300 Rakhines in Taungup township on the same day.
Since Gwa, Taungup, Tandwe and Ponnagyuan townships defined as muslim-free-zones within Arakan state from year 1983, there were several hundreds of Rohingyans were killed in similar way in these regions and such crime will be continued to carry until the government implemented such draconian act.
This is a certain consequence in Rohingya history again very soon after Rakhine rebel group- “Arakan Liberation Party-ALP” entered into Arakan state. We don’t know the secrecy of what type of promise established between Rakhine rebel-ALP and the government. Either, about the India’s oil exploration future projects in Arakan region.
Historically, such cleansing pogroms were took place against Rohingya in years 1942, 1949, 167/68, 1978 and later of 1991. This time it’s well organized that Rakhine people received direct supports from the government armed forces.
While international media are unable to reach into the areas where violences are carried out by terrorist Rakhines jointly with security forces, the local Burmese news groups are prepared to take video shooting of the dead bodies of Rohingyans by dressing-up with yellow-robes of monk, putting guns on captive Rohingyans and misinforming to the world. Including Yangon Press International, VOA , RFA and other anti-Rohingya news agencies release fabricated news from the beginning. However, the nature of Burmese officials and Burmese news is well known to the world. And intl media reports must represent the victims rather than who are historically tyrants..
Rohingya people occasionally face intolerable violences are also part of Arakanese Rohingya are strucked from citizenship right under 1982 new citizenship law affected on the changes of Rakhine state from Arakan state in 1974.
International communities including the world leaders need to enhance the Burmese government to urgently halt on going brutal attacks against defenceless unarmed Rohingya, to take action against those committed crimes and to restore Law and Order and the equal rights of native Rohingya people including their citizenship right.
4) Rohingya escaping and praying during the attacks in betweeen Aungmingala and Nazi villages of Sittwe- http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3236750409639