Maungdaw, Arakan State: The regional in-charge of Arakan state and two members of Parliament from Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) are going to organize the people of Maungdaw to support their party in coming next election at 2015 today, according to a politician from Maungdaw.
“The organizing group is Maung Oo, the regional in-charge of USDP in western Burma's Arakan State and its two Parliament members- U Aung Zaw Win and Htay win- who arrived in Maungdaw yesterday at about 4:45pm from Akyab.”
“The organizing group went to the Alay Than Kyaw in the morning today and returned back to Maungdaw where they held public meeting in Alay Than Kyaw in Maungdaw south and Myoma Kyayoungdan village in Maungdaw.”
In the meeting, “the people of Maungdaw are most persecution and more getting troubles in Burma. I understand your feeling and now I promised you that you will not feel as before. I, on behalf of USDP, will try to fulfill all your demand within 2015. If we are not fulfill your demand within this period, you will not support to us in coming next election,” according to U Maung Oo speech to the public.
“We will issue the National Identification Card -pink color card- to all who live here and we will also remove the restriction on the building /repairing the religious building; marriage and movement. We will give to access the education on your qualification- medical, engineer and others which are not include in Akyab University,” U Maung Oo said in the meeting.
“How you identify to us, we prefer ourselves as Rohingya,” asked a participant in the meeting in Myoma Kyayoungdan village, but, U Maung Oo did not reply on this question, said an elder from Maungdaw who participant in the meeting.
In the other hand, U Htun Hla Sein ,the secretary of USDP Maungdaw office called all the members from Maungdaw on May 7 for discussion about visiting USDP organizing group to the town. He said at the meeting, Rohingya and Kala are not living in Burma. If you want more facility other ethnics, don’t use this word and follow the statement of government, according to a student who attend the meeting.
“Most of Rohingya especially young people left the meeting and the executive committee of USDP ( Rohingya) had tried to convince the young group who boycotted the meeting to say “Burmese Muslim” instate of “Rohingya”. The Rohingya community needs to enjoy with Rohingya ethnicity not Burmese Muslim.”
“We will not stay as a member of USDP if the party refused us as a Rohingya,” said a young student who is a member of USDP.