Friday, 22 June 2018
Bangladeshi released prisoners with BGB and BGP in Maungdaw Unregistered Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh The view of Maungdaw main road near Burma-Bangladesh border Talking with reporters at FCCT , Bangkok, Thailand BGB alerted on the Bank of Naf River Witness to Horror: new report details Myanmar Army atrocities against Rohingya women Rape by Command - New report details Myanmar Army’s use of rape as a weapon against the Rohingya

Bangladeshi released prisoners with BGB and BGP in Maungdaw

Unregistered Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh

The view of Maungdaw main road near Burma-Bangladesh border

Talking with reporters at FCCT , Bangkok, Thailand

BGB alerted on the Bank of Naf River

Witness to Horror: new report details Myanmar Army atrocities against Rohingya women

Rape by Command - New report details Myanmar Army’s use of rape as a weapon against the Rohingya

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...

Changing dynamics in Myanmar impact Bangladesh’s geopolitics

24 June 2014

By Zahedul Amin On May 28, as the latest skirmish unfolded between Bangladesh’s Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP), leaving one BGB member dead, the uneasy relationship...

"I'd kill him" - Racist violence as state policy in Burma

24 June 2014

By Andrea Gittleman In some areas of remote Rakhine State in western Burma (officially the Union of Myanmar), mothers struggle to find medicine for their sick children, people avoid visiting clinics...

Government strategy paper on Rohingyas

21 June 2014
Government strategy paper on Rohingyas

Let humanitarianism prevail By C.R. Abrar JUNE 20 marked the World Refugee Day.  The day beckoned the fortunate ones who have a place to call home to reflect and ponder on those...

The Rohingya: A history of persecution

09 June 2014
The Rohingya: A history of persecution

By Ahmad Ibrahim The UNHCR estimates that at the moment there could be as many as 500,000 unregistered Rohingya refugees inside Bangladesh. This number is in excess to the 25,000 that...

Feature

The Rohingya – children of a ‘lesser’ God!

11 December 2016

By Habib SiddiquiOn Saturday, December 10, 2016, the Guardian ran a story on two Rohingya women, Noor Ayesha and Sayeda Khatun. “Noor Ayesha held her last surviving daughter tight as...

The Rohingya genocide - no longer a myth

06 December 2016

By Habib SiddiquiA genocide is taking place against the Rohingyas of Myanmar. It has been an on-going ethnic cleansing national program in this Buddhist-majority country to erase Muslim presence soon...

Myanmar Government’s Fascist tactics are deplorable

16 November 2016

By Habib SiddiquiLast week the Myanmar Police Force announced a plan to recruit and arm ethnic Rakhine and other non-Muslim civilians in restive Maungdaw Township, a predominantly Muslim township in...

Rohingya Lives Matter: Stop their ethnic cleansing

02 November 2016

By Habib SiddiquiMyanmar’s government said that the October 9 raids were conducted by the Aqamul Mujahidin organization, which it described as being affiliated with an extremist group. On the other...

Suu Kyi must stop the ethnic cleansing in Arakan

27 October 2016

By Habib SiddiquiMyanmar’s government said that the October 9 raids were conducted by the Aqamul Mujahidin organization, which it described as being affiliated with an extremist group. On the other...

The Latest Crisis in Arakan is Alarming

27 October 2016

By Habib SiddiquiThe situation inside the Rohingya villages in north-western Arakan (Rakhine) state of Myanmar, bordering Bangladesh, is dire. Another genocidal campaign has been launched by the government. As we...

Bias and Prejudice Die Hard

27 October 2016

By Habib SiddiquiI was shocked to read Kanbawza Win’s latest posting in the Asian Tribune. Once again, he reveals his appalling bias and prejudice against the Rohingyas of Myanmar, who...

The Annan Commission needs to be successful

28 August 2016

By Habib SiddiquiOn Friday, 19 August 2016, the first World Rohingya Day demonstrations took place around the world. Rallies and demonstrations took place in London, UK; Washington DC, New York,...

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.