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Arakan Journal, Arakan April 2011

Arakan Journal, Arakan April 2011

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VOLUME. 3, ISSUE. 4
 
APRIL 2011
www.rohingya.org
 
E-mail : arakaneditor @ yahoo.com
 
: info @ rohingya.org
 
Artistic view of the killing of innocent Rohingyas in 1994 byMajor-Gen. Win Myint Commander of the WesternRegional Command on the order of Senior Gen. Than Shwe.
In Burma, EthnicRohingya Muslimscontinue to be denied fullcitizenship and equalopportunitie for education,employment and travel.
 
HILLARY CLINTON, RATHENAUPRIZE CEREMONY IN BERLINON APRIL 15, 2011
 
 News and Analysis of the Arakan Rohingya National Organisation, Arakan ( Burma ) www.rohingya.org
2
ARAKAN VOLUME. 3 ISSUE. 4 APRIL 2011
 
IN THIS ISSUSE
 
READ ARAKAN ONLINE
KNOW MORE ABOUTROHINGYA PEOPLE
www.rohingya.org
Email : arakaneditor @ yahoo.com
:
info @ rohingya .org
 
EDITORIAL AND COVER STORY - THAN SHWE
 
HAD KILLED 400 ROHINGYAS
 
2
 
ROHINGYA HOSTS MEETING OF BURMESEETHNI C GROUPS IN UK
 
3
 
POEM ON ROHINGYA’S LIFE OF TODAY
 
THE DREAM THAT NEVER FULFILLED
 
3
 
FROM THE PAGES OF HISTORY -
 
THE MAYU FRONTIER DISTRIC
 
4
 
JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF ROHINGYA
 
ORGANIZATIONS
 
5
 
WITHOUT A HOMELAND, WITHOUT A HOPE
6
 
ROHINGYA ENDURE DESPERATE
 
SITUATION IN BANGLADESH
 
9
 
ROHINGYAS FACE ‘ SILENT CRISIS’ IN
 
BANGLADESH
– RIGHTS GROUP ( RI )
 
10
 
ROHINGYA DONATE FOR TSUNAMI
 
 VICTIMS IN JAPAN
 
11
 
 WATER CRISIS IN LEDA REFUGEE
 
CAMP AGAIN
 
11
 
RNDP OBJECTS TO APPOINTMENT OF USDP'S
 
MUSLIM MP IN ARAKAN'S LEGISLATURE
 
12
 
 ARAKAN REBELS ABDUCT CHRISTIAN
 
PREACHER FOR RANSOM IN PATETWA 
 
12
 
143 FAMILIES FROM BURMA PROPER
 
SETTLED IN NORTH ARAKAN
 
13
 
HIGH LEVEL DIPLOMATS VISIT ROHINGYA 
 
REFUGEE CAMPS IN BANGLADESH
 
13
 
BURMA DETAINS 146 BOAT PEOPLE :
 
BURMESE OFFICIAL
 
13
 
NATIONAL SECURITY PERSONNEL HARASSING
 
ONLY ROHINGYA IN MAUNGDAW 
 
14
 
AUTHORITIES TRANSFER LARGE ARMS
 
SHIPMENT TO NASAKA HEADQUARTERS
 
14
 
ROHINGYA FACE DIFFICULTIES WITH NEW 
 
MAUNGDAW SETTLEMENT PROGRAM
 
15
 
NASAKA OFFICERS HARASS STUDENTS
 
IN MAUNGDAW 
 
15
 
 THAN SHWE, THE TREMBLING DICTATOR
 
16
 
EDITORIAL AND COVER STORY
 Almost all of the 400 Rohingyas killed in1994 with the order of Gen. Than Shwe werecivilians. Only a rebel commander surrendered withabout 20 followers might be involved in this groupof 400 unfortunate Rohingyas.Other rebels captured were killed on the spot.As a matter of fact Than Shwe`s army killed morethan 3,000 people in this tragedy. But only about 60were rebels. Alas!!! the rest were all Rohingyacivilians. Recently, Aung Lynn Htut, a formerBurmese intelligence officer now living in the US,writes that when it was reported to Than Shwe aboutthe arrest of 400 Rohingyas who were arrested inconnection with the Rohingya rebellion, Than Shweordered to kill saying that ”Eliminate them! Don’teven leave an infant alive! They are just Kala( degrading term for people of Indian descent ), nothumans! Sentence them to the maximumimprisonment !”"In April 1993, (it was 1994-editor) ThanShwe, who is also the commander in chief of theBurmese army, ordered Gen. Win Myint, the thencommander of the Western Regional Command (andlater the regime's Secretary 3 and adjutant general)to kill over 400 ethnic Rohingyas in Arakan State'sButhidaung and Maungdaw Townships in retaliationfor attacks by Rohingya rebels who detonated 18mines in one day in an assault on the Burmese army.The army rounded up more than 400 people, includ-ing civilians, and as soon as they received theirorders from the GHQ office, they killed them all."From May 1994, North Arakan had becomea new killing field. At SLORC death camps ofMaungdaw and Buthidaung Townships, Rohingyaswere tortured, shot or slaughtered, more chilling isthat the people were to dig their own grave beforebeing killed or buried alive. Alleging as insurgentssympathizers, Rohingyas were taken late at nightfrom their homes and were tortured to death orburied alive. Under the pretext of looking forinsurgents random killing in the
Cont. P. 3 
THAN SHWE HAD KILLED 400 ROHINGYAS”
 
 
 News and Analysis of the Arakan Rohingya National Organisation, Arakan ( Burma ) www.rohingya.org
3
ARAKAN VOLUME. 3 ISSUE. 4 APRIL 2011
 
From P. 2 EDITORIAL
villages was a regular routine action of the SLORC brute forces. About60,000 troops had been deployed in North Arakan who used hundred’s and thousands ofRohingyas as human shields. Thousands of porters were carried to unknown places in the junglesmost of whom never come back.Under false and imaginary charges thousands of Rohingyas had been gunned down andslaughtered. They were forced, at gun point, to kill each other by slaughtering or striking withspades on the heads. There are instances that the brother had to kill his own brother, and both thefather and son were killed together before the very eyes of the family members.In the first week of May, 1996, a group of wood cutters while cutting a big tree at ChowdhuryValley in the west of Tamyung Khali village spotted a pile of skeletons believed to be a mass graveof Rohingyas and inform the local Chairman. They estimated that no less than four hundred humanremains were in the mass grave. On information army personnel removed the skulls and bones tounknown places.
 
It might be the mass grave of the 400 Rohingyas killed by Than Shwe.
## 
 
POEM ONROHINGYA’S LIFE OF TODAYThe Dream that Never Fulfilled
 
Our land has abandoned us;Our neighbors have disowned us,Our brothers have rejected us;Our soul has betrayed us,And our mind has declined us.We’re dying, but there’s no deathin sight.We’re crying, there’s no tearin the eyes. There’s no lightat the end of the tunnel.There’s no fish in the pond,There’s no bird in the forest,There’s no fruit in the trees,There’s no grains in thebarn. There’s no bread onthe plate.Mountains have evicted us;Rivers have excluded us,Stars have eluded us; Moon hasdeflected us, The sun has engulfed us.We’ve been dreaming, trying, strugglingever since, Oh God, show us the way,give us the means and will,To save ourselves, and to be alive again.
Ibn Kyapuri, Arakan
 
ROHINGYA HOSTS MEETING OF BURMESE ETHNIC
GROUPS
IN UK
 
By Our Reporter, 26 April 2011
LONDON: In April, the regularmeeting of Burmese ethnic groupsliving in the UK was hosted by theBurmese Rohingya OrganisationUK (BROUK) on April 23, accordingto Mr. Tun Khin, the president ofBROUK.“The Kachin, Chin, Karen, andRohingya ethnic groups attendedthe regular meeting, and it washeld at No 10 Station Road, Walm-thamstow, London.”“All the ethnic groupsupdated the others on the currentsituations of their area insideBurma and the positions outsideBurma.”In the meeting, a programwas held to discuss future activi-ties and events in order to deliver aunified message to internationalcommunities and the rulers ofBurma that all ethnic groups standtogether in their commitment for agenuine federal union of Burma,Tun Khin said. “The ethnicsituations arestill in thesame positionsin their areasafter the shamelection whichwas held on 7November2010. There areneitherimprovementsnor changes,and in someareas the situa-tions are evengetting worse.”“Human rights violations and dis-criminations against ethnic minori-ties are occurring continuously.”“All participants harmoniously de-cided to work together harder andto play critical roles in fighting theircommon enemy, dictatorship, by allmeans, and also highlighted that itis very important for the ethnic peo-ple of Burma to work in unison asDaw Aung San Suu Kyirecommended after her release,” saidthe organizing secretary of BROUK.“The meeting was started at 16:00and successfully finished by 19:00,along with some vital meeting resolu-tions.”“Finally, all ethnic brothers andsisters enjoyed a traditional Rohingyadinner served by members of theRohingya ethnic community in theUK.” ## Source: Kaladan News

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