Tuesday, 09 February 2016
727 boat people load in a boat near leik Island in the Andaman Sea on May 31, 2015. A Burmese military officer gestures from a navy ship towards a boat packed with 727 migrants, off Leik Island in the Andaman Sea May 31, 2015 More than 100 Rohingya and it well-wishers demonstrated at the British Foreign Office More than 100 Rohingya and it well-wishers demonstrated at the British Foreign Office More than 100 Rohingya and it well-wishers demonstrated at the British Foreign Office US envoy and its team visit Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong Devotees take part in akheri munajit of the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema that ended on the bank of the River Turag at Tongi on the outskirts the Dhaka, Bangladesh Devotees take part in the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema  on the bank of the River Turag at Tongi on the outskirts the Dhaka, Bangladesh

727 boat people load in a boat near leik Island in the Andaman Sea on May 31, 2015.

A Burmese military officer gestures from a navy ship towards a boat packed with 727 migrants, off Leik Island in the Andaman Sea May 31, 2015

More than 100 Rohingya and it well-wishers demonstrated at the British Foreign Office

More than 100 Rohingya and it well-wishers demonstrated at the British Foreign Office

More than 100 Rohingya and it well-wishers demonstrated at the British Foreign Office

US envoy and its team visit Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong

Devotees take part in akheri munajit of the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema that ended on the bank of the River Turag at Tongi on the outskirts the Dhaka, Bangladesh

Devotees take part in the first phase of Bishwa Ijtema on the bank of the River Turag at Tongi on the outskirts the Dhaka, Bangladesh

Commentary

Disguise candidate

12 April 2015

By Min KhantProfessor Dr.Jacque P. leider, who has been one of the staunchest and anti Rohingyas giant, being cooperated with Dr. Aye Chan, was appointed as the advisor to the...

Rohingyas return white cards to authority

08 April 2015
Rohingyas return white cards to authority

By Fayas Ahmed On February 11, 2015, President Thein Sein announced that all temporary Registration Certificates (TRCs) known as ‘white cards’ would expire on March 31, and had to be returned...

ROHINGYA: People who belong nowhere

27 October 2014
ROHINGYA: People who belong nowhere

By M. Mizanur Rahman and Tasfi Sal-sabil REFERRING to statements by some residents and an expert, Aljazeera reported on October 25 that a growing sense of despair had caused a...

Rohingyas are full citizens of Myanmar

25 August 2014

By Fakhruddin Ahmed ROHINGYA crisis has been weighing on the world's conscience for decades.  The UN Human Rights Council lists Myanmar's 800, 000 Rohingya Muslims among the world's most persecuted...

Feature

International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) and Rohingya Children Crisis

02 November 2015

By Aman Ullah“The Rohingya Children Crisis as Grave Humanitarian Disaster of the Era and it is a highly vulnerable hour for humanity,”       DESPO-AsiaThe United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Natural...

Are these people really citizens of Burma?

14 September 2015
Are these people really citizens of Burma?

By Aman Ullah“Every national and every person born of parents, both of whom are indigenous nationals are citizens by birth. Even though they are Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Burma, Mon,...

International Day of the World's Indigenous People and Rohingya

11 August 2015

By Aman Ullah“Muslims of Arakan certainly belong to one of the indigenous races of Burma, which you represent. In fact, there are no pure indigenous races in Burma and that...

Playing with color of cards

10 August 2015

By Aman Ullah “Citizenship is a basic right for it is nothing less than the right to have right,” Earl Warren, former U S Supreme Court Justice. For over 800 years,...

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The head of the Township Administration Office (TAO), formerly known as the Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC), U Aung Kyaw Oo, recently ordered the ward administration officer of Maungdaw town to provide him Kyat 2 million per month by any means, said one of the village Administration officer who declined to be named.

“In Maungdaw Town, there are six wards and one village tract named Myoma Kayan Dan (Shikdar Para). It has four Rakhine administration officers and three Rohingya administration officers, including one village tract administration officer. The ward numbers 1, 3, 4 and 6 have Rakhine administration officers, and ward numbers 2 and 5 and the village tract have Rohingya administration officers.”

“As a result, the TAO officer Aung Kyaw Oo has to receive Kyat 14 million from the ward administration officers per month. Therefore, the ward administration officers must extract money from town dwellers by any means to fulfill the demand of the TAO officer; otherwise, their positions will be sacked.”

A local teacher said, “To get money, the ward Administration officers harass the town dwellers by giving arbitrary allegations and extorting money so that the discrimination can increase against the dwellers. This situation is created by the TAO officer U Aung Kyaw Oo.”

Additionally, the TAO officer has been disturbing one town dweller named Mohamed Shah. He has two daughters, and the said officer has gone to his house to disturb his daughters. Mohamed Shah has no strength to stop him. So, Mohamed Shah went to Aley Than Kya village, 12 miles south of Maungdaw Town, after selling his home and land to give protection to his daughters, said a close relative of Mohamed Shah.

Although Mohamed Shah has moved to Aley Than Kyaw village, the TAO officer travels to that village by car and continues to disturb his daughters.

Though Mohamed Shah raised this matter with the concerned authorities, there has yet to be any action taken against Aung Kyaw Oo.

Maungdaw Town has become a lawless place, with the authorities doing as they wish against the Rohingya community, said a local elder from Maungdaw town on condition of anonymity.