Thursday, 23 May 2019
 
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Chittagong, Bangladesh: An exclusive interview with Ms. Shahada Begum (alias) Myat Myat Moe, , wife of late Dr. Abdul Rahim, Rohingya ex-MP..
 
Ex-MP Dr. Abdul Rahim, son of late Mr. Nowzu Meah Chowdury, who hailed from Nurula Para of Maungdaw Township, passed away--- (Inna Lillahe Wa-inna Elia-he-Raje-oon)--- due to a cardiac arrest on March 4, at around 2:00 am. He was 72, according to Ms. Myat Myat Moe.
 
He acquired his MBBS degree, from the Rangoon Medical Institute Number 1 in 1969. After obtaining his MBBS, he went to his native town and opened a private clinic and served the local people. He was a very cooperative and kind-hearted man, she added. 
 
In 1974, he was elected a Member of Parliament (MP), from the constituency No. 2 of Maungdaw South during the reign of the Burmese Socialist Program Party (BSPP), under Gen. Ne Win till 1978.
 
He left his homeland for Bangladesh in 1978, when the military junta accused him with a fabricated political case, when Operation King Dragon started.
 
The family of Dr. A. Rahim stayed for three years in Bangladesh and then went to Saudi Arabia. The family stayed there for a few years and came back to Bangladesh and has been living here till his death.
 
“Dr. Abdul Rahim was more than just a wonderful person; he was always so kind and considerate to us that we always welcomed seeing him at every opportunity,” said Mohiuddin (aka) Maung Sein.
 
It is an irreparable loss for the Rohingya community. We mourn and pray for the salvation of his departed soul, said Hakim, a relative of the doctor.
 
The body was buried at Chittagong, near his rented house on February 4, at about 2:00 pm.
 
He is survived by his wife, a daughter, two sons, and a host of relatives, who mourn his death.