Dr. Abid Bahar
‘One blood, one voice, one command’. You cannot build unity with such a slogan especially when 40% of your population is different.-Harn Yawnghwe Director of the Brussels-based Euro-Burma Office.
This excerpt is from Abid Bahar’s book Burma’s Missing Dots-the Emerging Face of Genocide, Ch 2
(This paper was first presented at the International Conference on “Problems of Democratic Development in Burma and the Rohingya People” organized by Arakan-Burma Research Institure held in Tokyo on July16-17, 2007)
An enclave is a part of a country geographically separated from the main part by the surrounding foreign territory. We don’t see any existence of such an enclave in Burma. Aye Chan, a native of Burma’s Arakan (Rakhine) province, has written a critical article to support these military government’s stands on the extermination policy in Burma says there is an enclave in the province of Arakan.1 His work even outlines the issues of dispute surrounding this enclave. This doesn’t seem to be an ordinary enclave. This enclave is Aye Chan’s portrayal of Burma's Rohingya people in the Arakan state. Aye Chan identifies the Rohingyas as the non-natives of Burma who, he claims, settled in an enclave in Burma’s North-Western Arakan province.
Press Release on the First International Conference in Tokyo on the Problems of Democratic Development in Burma and the Rohingya people
The second day of the First International Conference on the Problems of Democratic Development in Burma and the Rohingya people was sucessfully held in Gunma Ken, Tatebayashi City, Japan on July 17, 207. The conference was opened by Mr. Salim Ullah, President of JARO. Dr. Habib Siddiqui, Director of the Arakan-Burma Research Institute presided over the conference.