Tuesday, 21 November 2017

by Fayas Ahmed

 

Rohingya babies and children are dying from malnutrition inside the camps or outside the camp in Arakan State. The President Thein Sein’s government is implementing its own ethnic cleansing policy, using starvation in place of shooting to kill Rohingyas.

Read more: Rohingya babies suffering malnutrition in Arakan State

By Fayas Ahmed

Many a people asked the question: “Why did the Rakhine mobs with the collaboration of security forces attack the Rohingya dwellers in rural areas and towns across the Arakan State?” The direct answer to the point, as many experienced, is the Rakhines are deeply influenced by racism and Islamophobia. For being Muslims in South Asian appearance in contrast to South Asian, the Rakhines do not tolerate them although the Rohingya and their fellow Muslims in Arakan are true embodiment of  the ancient inhabitants of Arakan -- the people of Chandra dynasty in particular -- whilst the rulers and ruled were Indians similar to that of Bengal.  Mention may be made that in recent historical seminar held in Naypyidaw the Rakhines, with their make-believe history, made unsuccessful attempt to deny Rohingya’s historical roots in Arakan. Analysts comment it as a ‘disappointment’ for most Rakhines. 
Read more: Stop ethnic cleansing in Arakan State

Dr. Habib Siddiqui

Last week, I came across Kanbawza Win's long article – “Killing two birds with a stone or a Win, Win Situation” (Eurasia Review, July 19, 2012) – discussing his thesis for solving the Rohingya crisis in western Burma. As a global citizen who has worked for decades to make our world a more inclusive one away from the brunt of racism and bigotry, I could not resist the temptation to read Mr. Win’s piece. After all, Mr. Win is part of the so-called pro-democracy movement for Burma. He has been critical of the military regime that has been ruling Burma. He is also considered by many to be the voice of reason within the Burmese exiles.
Read more: Mr. Win’s Win-Win formula is a recipe for Fascism

All available information leads us to believe there has been orchestrated campaign in Burma to change demography to make the country Buddhist state where there is no place for other ethnic minorities, to say the least.

Read more: Demography of Burma being changed

CANADIAN FRIENDS OF BURMA (CFB)
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Dear Madam/ Sir:

This is a letter of protest against the director of the CANADIAN FRIENDS OF BURMA,Mr. Tin Maung Htoo for his open support for the xenophobic regime in Burma committing Rohingya genocide. I have personally known Mr. Tin Maung Htoo for a long time. He seemed to be a friendly person but lately it came to me as a shock when I found out Mr. Hitoo openly taking side with the military backed government and with the Arakani Xenophobes ethnic cleansing pogrom against the Rohingya people of Burma. Mr Htoo's latest statements (Jul 18, 2012) seems he didn't change from his previous controversial stand on this issue. On the other hand in the (Jul 18, 2012) statement Mr. Htoo repeats: "Applying the liberties of a free and democratic society, I over the past few weeks presented my personal points of view and shared information in an attempt to balance what I perceive to be some unfair and imbalanced reports disseminated on some media and social media websites regarding the conflicts occurring in Burma’s Arakan State."
Read more: LETTER OF PROTEST