Rohingya leaders protest Suu Kyi’s comments on Rohingya

It is very unfortunate that Daw Aung San Kyi has made the situation more appalling by remaining long silent on the deadly violence against Rohingyas. If she spoke out in the beginning she could have saved many lives and destructions in Arakan. She knows the extent of damages and systematic destruction of Rohingya people and their villages, with the involvement of the government police, soldiers, Nasaka and other security forces, and the Rohingya people are completely unprotected, said Nurul Islam, the President of Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO).
“Her silence or so-called neutrality cannot be justified because such standpoint encourages Rakhine extremists and the elements in the governments to carry on their campaigns of systematic racism, racial extermination and campaigns of genocide against the Rohingyas and Kamans.”

“Despite President Obama’s warning, on the day of his visit to Burma on November 19, Rakhine terrorists backed by NaSaKa torched the Rohingya houses in the village of Alora Dil under the Horsara (Zamatet) village tract in southern Maungdaw.”

Col. Aung Naing Oo, director, the Burma’s border security force (Nasaka), U Aung Myint soe, the district administration officer and Kaung Hla san, the district police officer went to the village today morning and survey the areas. The Nasaka personnel from the outpost is trying to arrest local Rohingya villagers over the allegation that “they themselves torched their houses and accused the security force and local Rakhine people, according to an elder from Maungdaw south.

“The Nasaka area commander called a meeting where he ordered to all Rohingya villagers to join at meeting, but the Rohingya were afraid to join the meeting for fear of arrest.”

“If Rakhines were in the dying-situation of Rohingyas, she would definitely speak out. That is why human rights activists alleged “it is complete hypocrisy that Aung San Suu Kyi doesn’t stand by the victims of the ethnic cleansing in Burma.”

It is equally regrettable that she lied, either by choice or by ignorance, when she stated that there is still illegal immigration of people from Bangladesh into Arakan. On the contrary, expulsion of Muslim Rohingyas from Arakan into Bangladesh and other countries is a regular phenomenon. Even Daw Suu could have seen the Rohingya refugees in the vicinity of Delhi during her visit. Of course thousands of Rakhines and Mramas from Bangladesh have had entered and settled down in Arakan under state programme, the Nurul  Islam said.

International community is well aware that Arakan has turned into a hell, an open jail and a concentration camp for the Muslim population for decades where they are daily subjected to crimes against humanity. It is unthinkable how people from democratic Bangladesh chose to live in sub-human condition in anarchic Arakan. We would suggest Daw Su to make an international enquiry on the Rohingya Diasporas with a view to respecting and ensuring their ‘rights of return’ to their homeland of Arakan.

Besides, the successive military regimes since 1962 have been performing anti-Muslim campaign against the Rohingya community, so that the most of Buddhist people were motivated against Muslims and they were convinced; the  Rohingyas are the British period settlers ignoring their settlement and contribution since AD 788, said Habibur Rahman , an ARNO Vice-chairman .

“There’s a lot of illegal crossing of the border still going on that they have got to put a stop this, said Daw Suu in interview with NDTV in New Delhi, recently. This is a false and fabricated statement. It is only her masters’ voice i.e. to please Rakhine community. Who will go to hell from haven? There (in Burma) is no security of life and property, lack of chastity of women folks, restrictions of movement, marriage, livelihood, health care, and education, standard of living and freedom,  in comparing of Bangladesh. Besides, there are many kinds of law enforcement agencies, how can strangers enter Burma from Bangladesh and how will it survive.  In every village, government created some of collaborators, who have to send every report what is the occurring in the village.”

The rule of law can’t be established in Arakan especially in Muslim areas, until the existence of Rakhine people in the police and judiciary, in state of these people, other nationalities will be substituted. Her statement is as a politician, looking for 2015 elections, ignoring unity, security and prosperity of next generation. Statesman sees the prosperity of next generation.

“We appreciate Bangladesh’s dismissal of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s comments of Rohingyas being illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and request the government of Bangladesh to take an active role in finding a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis through partnering with the OIC and the regional actors. Otherwise the Rohingya crisis not only will have a negative consequence on Bangladesh, but it could have a ripple effect to the region,” according to Ronnie, a Human Rights activist and a member of ARNO.

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