Posts Tagged ‘Maungdaw’

Why President Thein Sein is visiting the Rohingya nearly 17 months after the first wave of violence against the Rohingya?

October 2, 2013

Dr. Maung Zarni

Myanmar President Thein Sein is in the Burmese Encyclopedia-recognized homeland of the Muslim Rohingya – Maungdaw and Buthidaung, Northern Rakhine state.

What took Thein Sein so long to decide to go to Maungdaw? and why now?

Why is visiting the Rohingya nearly 17 months after the first wave of violence against the Rohingya?

Here is the answer: for public relations ahead of the UN General Assembly and ahead of OIC‘s visit

Myanmar President Thein Sein is in Maung Daw – not for anything, but for the photo op and propaganda spin ahead of the UN General Assembly, and is designed to placate the OIC and give the immoral and pathetic Muslim government of Indonesia a cover for its diplomatic offensive against the OIC.

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Making Rohingya statelessness

October 31, 2012

Making Rohingya statelessness By Nay San Lwin, Guest Contributor

Burmese government records of Rohingya

In his article, “A friend’s appeal to Burma”, published on 19 June 2012, Benedict Rogers noted that the first President of Burma, Sao Shwe Thaike, a Shan, said that “Muslims of Arakan certainly belong to the indigenous races of Burma. If they do not belong to the indigenous races, we also cannot be taken as indigenous races”. (more…)

Arakan State USDP chief meets Rohingyas in Maungdaw

September 15, 2012

Kaladan Press : Arakan State USDP chief meets Rohingyas in Maungdaw
Friday, 14 September 2012 20:21

Maungdaw, Arakan State: U Maung Oo, the chief of Arakan state had met Rohingyas in Maungdaw to discuss recently happen riots in Arakan at Regional Development Association (RDA) office on September 13 at about 3:00pm, according to an elder from Maungdaw. (more…)

Brutal and Biased Police Response to Sectarian Violence in Arakan State

July 7, 2012

SOURCE: Burma: Mass Arrests, Raids on Rohingya Muslims

Brutal and Biased Police Response to Sectarian Violence in Arakan State

(New York) – Burmese security forces have responded to sectarian violence in northern Arakan State with mass arrests and unlawful force against the Rohingya Muslim population, Human Rights Watch said today. Local police, the military, and a border security force known as Nasaka have committed numerous abuses in predominantly Muslim townships while combating the violence between the Rohingya and ethnic Arakan, who are predominantly Buddhist, that broke out in early June 2012.

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Myanmar Government seems to be trying to hide the number of actual deaths and damages of Muslims and Rohingyas

June 26, 2012
Arakan Conflict: The Rates of Death and Displacement Can Be Much Higher By MMSYYangon – The Arakan conflict in western Burma might have taken many more lives than the official report of 50 plus deaths. According to sources from Arakan state, more Rohingyas have been killed, but an exact number of deaths and displaced people is difficult to obtain as the government has barred journalists and relief organizations from visiting various places.
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