Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Rohingya in International film festival, Geneva Rohingya demand safety,security and International investigation Rakhine set on fire the Doe Tan market in Maungdaw north Rakhine mobs attack INGOs in Sittwe Young Rohingya children hold placard to welcome census processing group

Rohingya in International film festival, Geneva

Tun Khin spoke on the persecution of Myanmar’s Muslims.

Rohingya demand safety,security and International investigation

Rakhine set on fire the Doe Tan market in Maungdaw north

Rakhine mobs attack INGOs in Sittwe

Young Rohingya children hold placard to welcome census processing group

Commentary

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

15 April 2014

By Huson SalmThe 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...

Dr. Fuller's Ludicrous Theory about ethno-centric Buddhism

15 April 2014

By Dr. Habib SiddiquiMy 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...

Du Chee Yar Tan massacre

15 February 2014

By Nurul Islam Du Chee Yar Tan popularly known as Kilaidong is a village 6 miles south of the border town of Maungdaw in Burma’s Arakan/Rakhine State. It is a farming...

Series of clashes again in southern Arakan

10 October 2013

By Fayas (KPN) In the background of recent violence (0n October 1, 2) in Sandoway Town, Arakan (Rakhine) State, the continuous persecution of Kamans has made news again. Unfortunately, it...

Feature

Save Rohingyas, nowhere to go

26 March 2014

By Huson Salm  Zero tolerance dubbed puppet President U Thein Sein had promised many times international community to handle justly, impartially  and  honestly the  local  communal  problems ‐‐  mostly  between ...

The attention of Genocide on Rohingya in Burma through US Holocaust Memorial Museum

11 November 2013
The attention of Genocide on Rohingya in Burma through US Holocaust Memorial Museum

By Tin Soe Tun Khin - a Rohingya activist and President of Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK) – brought the attention of Genocide on Rohingya in Burma to US key policy...

Genocide of the Rohingyas of Myanmar

06 November 2012

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui Part 1: Current Situation inside ArakanMyanmar’s western state of Arakan (Rakhine) is again burning. In Mrauk-U, the former capital of the independent kingdom of Arakan, hundreds of...

Rohingya tangled in Burma citizenship politics

30 May 2012

Nurul Islam (UK)Burma is a multi-cultural society with multi-ethnicities. During its independence a feeling of awareness for an ethnic togetherness and comprehensive identity to form joint feelings for tranquillity and...

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.