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“People for People” “Human Rights for All”

Rohingya Arakanese Refugee ‫ ـ ا   ا

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Committee (RARC), Malaysia  (RARC)
No. 2A, Jalan 3/2, Kg Tasik Tambahan,
68000 Ampnag, Selangor Darul Ehsan Tel: +60 163094599
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Ref: 2011/004
Date: April 7, 2011
Statement on World Health Day

We undersigned organizations warmly salute the World Health Day, which is widely
observed in across the world on the 7th April in every year in order to improve health
services by fighting against major killers, including Tuberculosis, HIV, malaria,
pneumonia and diarrheal diseases.

We are sure that World Health Organization (WHO) is increasingly expanding service
oriented system and facilities for every alive in across the globe.

But the health issues for the Rohingya Arakanese refugees from Burma in Malaysia are
kept uncared at the expense of modern day slaves in hands of discriminating
authorities on the basis of racial, religious, national and economic backgrounds, while
the roles of the UN agencies remained unseen.

Indeed, the Rohingya refugees are regarded as inhuman in every sector as they are
recognized as citizen or ethnic for none and thus the representation of refugee status
holders are ineligible in all quarters even at the office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and thus the Rohingya people are not welcomed in

It is interested that the Rohingya refugees were never given chance to take part in
UNHCR sponsored Community Health Worker Trainings in Malaysia, while non-Rohingya
and anti-Rohingya workers and staffs are assigned to look into the matter of the
Rohingya refugees’ health issues and other concerns, which disdained these
downtrodden and vulnerable Rohingya refugees.

Currently, patients of cardiac, asthma, cancer, ulcer, diabetics, urology, gynecology,

kedy, epilepsy, hypertension, psychiatry, paralysis, accident and undiagnosed diseases
are very high among the Rohingya refugees who are unable to cover partial medical
expenses in their marginalized situation.

In many cases, hospital authorities forcefully take the Rohingya refugees to undergo
for surgery and tests with a view to develop training manuals for fresh practitioners
and graduates, so the death tools of Rohingya refugees are uncalculated.

Mention may be made here that free clinic, mobile clinic and charitable health services
are available for most of non-Rohingya refugees in Malaysia. So, they can receive
necessary treatments and medications on every health matter. But the Rohingya
refugees are completely deprived from such facilities and thus passing their lives at
risk of untimely dead.
By this statement on the occasion of the World Health Day, we appeal to the
international community in conjunction with the United Nations Agencies, United
States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and etc.:-

1. To unconditionally repeal discriminatory targets from the world most

persecuted Rohingya refugees in Malaysia and to accept genuine refugees
representation on refugees issues;

2. To immediately facilitate free clinic/mobile clinic services for the Rohingya

refugees like others from different countries in order to ensure their health
rights and to extend necessary assistance to the sick Rohingya refugees;

3. To urgently convene a working together mechanism with UNHCR in Malaysia in

order to halt all those local staffs who are deeply involved in hegemony,
conspiracy, corruption, discrimination against the Rohingya refugees and
defamation against the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) under its own banner.

Endorsed by:
1. Arakan Rohingya Organization (JARO), Japan
2. Arakan Rohingya Ulama Council (RAUC), Malaysia
3. Burmese Rohingya Association in United Arab Emirates (BRA-UAE)
4. Burmese Rohingya Democratic Alliance (BRDA)
5. Ethnic Rohingya Committee of Arakan (ERCA), Malaysia
6. National Council for Rohingya (NCR), Malaysia
7. National Democratic Party for Human Rights (NDPHR) exile, HQ, USA
8. National Democratic Party for Human Rights (NDPHR) exile, Southeast Asia
Regional Office, Malaysia
9. Rohingya Youth Development Forum (RYDF), Arakan-Burma
10. World Rohingya Congress (WRC), USA
11. Individual Activists, Human Rights Defenders and general refugees; and others

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