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DawSawKhinTint's RathedaungTalk (Myanmar & English)

DawSawKhinTint's RathedaungTalk (Myanmar & English)

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Daw Saw Khin Tint is the Chairperson of Arakan Literature and Culture Committee (Yangon) who gave a superb talk on real Arakan Violence. Her talk is very important for the present as well as the past history of Arakan or Rakhine State. As it is bilingual (English and Myanmar), it can be studied as suited! Take a look at this, please.
Daw Saw Khin Tint is the Chairperson of Arakan Literature and Culture Committee (Yangon) who gave a superb talk on real Arakan Violence. Her talk is very important for the present as well as the past history of Arakan or Rakhine State. As it is bilingual (English and Myanmar), it can be studied as suited! Take a look at this, please.

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 
 
The talk presented by Daw Saw Khin Tint, the chairperson of Arakanese Women’s Association, at
Aloetawpyi Monastery of Rathetaung Township, Rakhine State
 
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                       
 1.
 
Today, I’d like to talk about some facts that Arakanese should know.
 
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                             
 
                      
 1.
 
In King Ananda Candra’s stone inscription in the precinct of the Shitthoung Pagoda in Mrauk 
-Oo,our Arakan or Rakhine Land was recorded as Arakkhadesh (Arakan Land).
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                           
 1.
 
 Arakkhadesh, then Arakkha, next Rakkha and from Rakkha to Rakhine, thus had changed, it wasrecorded.
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                                           Arakan   
 1.
 
Our land had been called Rakhine or Arakkhadesh; likewise, all the nations like England, American, French, Portuguese, Denmark, Norway, etc. have called our land
 “Arakan”.
 
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                         Arakanese                                                                                                                             Arakan        
 
 
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So ‘Arakan’ is our land and some Rakhine historical documents and eyewitnesses had been lostand our Arakan had been occupied, we have been able to find the term ‘Arakan’ instead of  ‘Rakhine’ in all the research paper
s and historical books about which many prominent researchersfrom the Western Countries had studied in various scientific ways.
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                          Arakan          
 1.
 
So if one wants to find some information about Rakhine in world history, one has to do so by
using the term ‘Arakan’.
 
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                                                           “    ”                                           
 1.
 
But during U Nu’s premiership in 1951, Bengali people we
re given the posts of parliament
representatives, whereby a Muslim called Abdu Gava used a brand new term ‘Rohinger’ in 1951and created a brand new nationality ‘Rohingya’ in Arakan.
 
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                                                                                                       
 1.
 
(So-called) Rohingyas who had been created
thus have presented to the world saying, “We,
Rohingyas, have lived in Arakan for about 1000 years
 –
prior to the present Arakanese people. So
 Arakan is our land. Arakanese are our nationality.” 
 
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                                          
 1.
 
 As Saya U Bo Min Phyu has said, never before 1949, i.e, until the end of World War (II) in worldhistory, had this name heard of in Buthitaung and Maungdaw.
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                                      
 1.
 
But they submitted research papers to the world, presenting themselves as a nationality who hasbeen living in Arakan for over 1000 years.
                      
 1.
 
They have been so aggressive as to submit the research papers for over 20 years.
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                  
 
 
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We, Arakanese, didn’t know or find out such a thing.
 
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                
 1.
 
They are just invaders who have never been hinted.
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                                  Arakan                                                                                                                                                                          
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For over 40 years, they have received financial support from the Muslim Circle to be able to makethe world known about their made-up story concerning their so-called history by sayingconsta
ntly in every possible way, “Arakan is our land. Rohingya is our name that has been inexistence since our first dwelling in Arakan. As we’ve been suppressed and oppressed by theMyanmar military junta, we Arakanese have been badly maltreated. We’ve been d
eprived of 
human rights. We’ve been greatly oppressed. We Muslims have been persecuted!” 
 
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                                                                     
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 As said before, for over 20 years, they have been lying about the history depicting that Mrauk-Oohas been their capital and Kings of Mrauk-Oo were their kings because the kings had adoptedtheir Muslim titles.
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                   Arakan                                      ”.                                                                          ”                                                               ” Arakan                                                                                                            
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Concerning this matter, only about one year ago did we find out that they had been using this
term “Arakan”. When we found it, we cooperatively made a dec
ision by keeping in mind this idea,
 “Oh, they’ve announced themselves Arakanese regardless of our authentic status of being Arakanese. We can’t stand it lying down this time. We’ve got to object to it. It’s now well over 20
years. How should we try to catch up with it? We must oppose to this matter where we can catch
up with under every possible condition.” Keeping in mind it, experts about Arakanese history, all

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