Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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33 organizations and 33 Global Citizens call to end Rohingya genocide Maungdaw Clock tower junction UNHCR chief Stina Lgungdell with refugee children in Kutupalong registered camp Bangladesh-Burma border pillar number 50 BDR waiting for missing Nayek Mizanur Rahman who will hand over at this point Refugee shack destoryed by heavy rain and winds in rainy season inside Kutupalong  camp Kutupalong unregistered refugee camp overview in rainy season Lada refugee camp always faced water crisis in the summer season Heavy rain destroys Leda refugee camp

33 organizations and 33 Global Citizens call to end Rohingya genocide

Maungdaw Clock tower junction

UNHCR chief Stina Lgungdell with refugee children in Kutupalong registered camp

Bangladesh-Burma border pillar number 50

BDR waiting for missing Nayek Mizanur Rahman who will hand over at this point

Refugee shack destoryed by heavy rain and winds in rainy season inside Kutupalong camp

Kutupalong unregistered refugee camp overview in rainy season

Lada refugee camp always faced water crisis in the summer season

Heavy rain destroys Leda refugee camp

Commentary

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...

Feature

What is happening against Muslims in Burma?

22 July 2014

By Fayas Ahmed The recent anti-Muslim violence in Mandalay that claimed two dead and many injured, in addition to colossal damages to the Muslim properties, has caused growing fear and consternation...

The Ethnic Cleansing Going On Right Now You Probably Haven't Heard About

05 July 2014
The Ethnic Cleansing Going On Right Now You Probably Haven't Heard About

By Joseph Allchin “Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes, their leaders tortured and killed. Is this what democracy in Burma was supposed to look like?”Two years...

The appalling apartheid state of the Rohingya must end

02 June 2014

By Dr. Habib SiddiquiNicholas Kristof is a very well-known news reporter and columnist for the New York Times where over the years he has posted many articles that are based...

Bangladesh-Burma strengthening connectivity is strategic imperative

25 May 2014
Bangladesh-Burma strengthening connectivity is strategic imperative

By Tin SoeChittagong, Bangladesh: Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) organized an international seminar on Enhancing Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations at BIISS auditorium on 21 May 2014 to discuss “the...

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.