More Rohingya kill in Maungdaw


17 August 2012, Kaladan Press

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The security force –Burma border security force (Nasaka)- and Rakhine killed more Rohingya recently in Maungdaw, said a village admin from Maungdaw.

“Oo Daung Nasaka camp officer Pyro Way Aung and Oo Daung village administration officer Thein Aung ( Rakhine) with other Nasaka personnel went to Salim Ullah home in Oo Daung village at about 10:00pm on August 16. The Nasaka officer and his group went to Salim home with a plan of attempt to rape his daughter where Salim Ullah family has three members – he, his wife and his daughter (young lady).”

The Nasaka officer and Village admin enter to his house for checking of family list without calling any village admin member expect the village admin officer. When the officer went near to young lady to attempt to rape but, the father block the officer to reach his daughter. The officer was drunk and shot to old man with his gun. The old man was hit at his arm but the officer arrested him with an allegation of attacking on duty officer when the villagers rushed to the home for hearing the gun shot. Salim was kept at camp and took photograph with sword then sent him to the area commander office, said an elder from village.

Similarly, Army and Rakhine attacked the Fokira Bazar village where they killed 8 Rohingyas on August 16, according to an elder from Maungdaw.

Besides, Rakhines from Taungpro killed 6 Rohingyas on August 6 and the villagers found the dead bodies of Rohingyas near the stream which was informed to Nasaka . The Nasaka ordered the villagers to bury the dead bodies. The Taungpro villagers are not known the dead bodies and the realized that the dead Rohingyas are outsider, said a villager.

“May be, the Rakhine killed the Rohingyas who try to cross the border for recent riot and not able to stay at their home.”

5 killed, 17 wounded and arrested more in Maungdaw

17 August 2012, Kaladan Press

Update news of killing in Lambagone village, Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Army killed five Rohingya and 17 injured in Lambagona village while army open fired the village yesterday at about 10; 00pm, said a villager from Lambagona village.

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The location of Lambagonena where the army and Rakhine killed Rohingyas

“The army stationed at Zawmatat village tract and Rakhines from Tharaekonbon (New settler) attacked Lambagona village to loot and harass the villagers at about 10:00pm where the villagers scream out for help and nearby villagers rushed to the spot to save the villagers of Lambagona. The army open fired to the villagers who rushed to the spot.”

“Abdul Salam son of Amir Housson, Kawtiza wife of Yasein and Asgar son of Rahamat Ullah who is only 7 days only were killed on the spot and 17 Rohingya villagers wounded where two Rohingyas are very serious conditions. The army round up the village and no one was allowed to go outside. The faith of two serious wounded people was unknown.”

The army and Rakhines arrested three people; Madu, 30, son of Mohamed Yasein, Kawlim Ullah, 28, son of Mohamed Yasein and Nurul Haque 35, said a villagers.

The concerned authorities are organizing the Rohingya community to stay peacefully in Maungdaw with Rakhine, but the security force and Rakhines are attacking Rohingya villagers other side. How the security force and Rakhine attacked the Rohingyas villages without information of concerned authority, said an elder Maungdaw.

The Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed concern for the Rohingya people in Burma and said it will take up the Burmese government’s handling of unrest with the U.N. Security Council, at the 4th Extra-ordinary Summit on 14-15 August 2012 in Makkah Al-Mukaramah. H.E. Prof. Dr. Ihsanoglu – the OIC Secretary General- also made it very clear to the Burmese government that 1.5 billion Muslims of the world and the 57 nations of the OIC stood solidly behind the Rohingya Muslims.

Burma’s human rights commission and Burmese President say there is no need for an investigation into the communal violence between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya that broke out in June.

The United Nations released a report on August 16, saying the number of people displaced by the conflict in Rakhine state has exceeded 68,500, and is still rising, with new arrivals from Kyauktaw, Sittwe, and Maungdaw, where sporadic incidents of violence are still occurring.

“We should keep in our mind and hearts, as we approach Eid, the Burmese Muslims-Rohingya- who were not even allowed to pray in Ramadan, neither in Masjids, nor in their homes,” according to Burma Task Force USA facebook.

There is strong evidence the overwhelmingly Burmese Buddhist government is behind the campaign against the Rohingya, motivated by racism, said Dr Maung Zarni, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics.

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