Chittagong, Bangladesh: The Qulkhwani (Praying and Quran reciting)  of Ms. RC Jabina, a former school Senior Assistant Teacher (SAT) of Maungdaw Government High School was held on  January 9 morning at a rented house Road # 14, B-Block, Changaon police station, Chittagong, said her elder son Naing Win Tun.

The family members had requested relatives, friends, neighbours and other well-wishers to attend the Qulkhwani and pray for the departed soul. The Qulkawani started at around 9 am and concluded at about 11 am. About 200 persons participated. 

Ms R C Jabina, wife of Master Aman Ullah, the general secretary of Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) died of liver disease at the age of 52, on January 6, at about 11:45 am, at the Metropolitan clinic of Chittagong. She was rushed to the said clinic from a rented house on January 3 while she suffered from acute pain.

On that day, at about 6 pm, she was buried at the graveyard after Namaz-e-Janaja in Chittagong near Riyazuddin market. Hundreds of people paid their last respects to her when her body was kept at the graveyard.

She left behind her husband, one son Naing Win Tun (23), an English major and one daughter Miss Zin Ma Oo (26), a Physics major. 
She was the daughter of late U Hamidur Rahman (JAT) and daughter of Daw Hazera Khatoon of Sikdar Para of Maungdaw Township. Born in 1958, she passed her matriculation examination in 1975 from Maungdaw Government High School and did her B.Sc   (Chemistry) from Rangoon University in 1979.  After that she worked as a schoolteacher from November 1979 to 2002. During her tenure, she was the SAT teacher of Taung Bazaar of Buthidaung north, Aley Than Kyaw Middle School of Maungdaw south, Buthidaung High School and Maungdaw High School. She has many students inside Burma and abroad.  During her SAT period, she also did her B. Ed, in 1990 through a correspondence course, said her husband Aman Ullah. 

She had dedicated her life to the welfare of the poor, especially poor students while she was in Maungdaw town. She led most of her life without her family members just like Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.    

She was also selected as Chairman of ‘Myanmar Muslim Organization’ of Maungdaw Township and was elected as a patron of Teachers-Parents Association of Maungdaw High school.

However, in 2006, she went to Chittagong Bangladesh to join her husband, who had already left for Bangladesh for political reasons.

“Sadness still comes over us , tears in silence often flow, memory keeps you ever near us, though you left us three days ago, love you forever, your family members,” said an a former student of Ms RC Jabina.

“Rohingya people inside and abroad expressed deep shock at the death of Ms R C Jabina,” her younger brother said.