No visit to Rohingya by foreign diplomat group in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Foreign diplomat group didn’t visited Rohingya community, but visited the Buddhist community – fake IDPs – in Maungdaw south on July 7 evening, said a village admin officer from Maungdaw south.
“The foreign diplomat group –contained 18 countries- led by Dr Sai Mauk Kham, the vice-President, the Republic of Union of Myanmar, visited to see the situation of Rohingya populated area – Maungdaw- where there is no IDPs camp.But, the Burma government show fake IDPs of Buddhist Natala villagers of Bandullah and other Natala villagers where the vice-president distributed foods for them.”

The diplomat group flew with three helicopters to Maungdaw north first and no stopped at Maungdaw town. The group flew along the Burma –Bangladesh border near the Naf River. The group stopped at Bandullah Natala village where the vice president presented to the group the Natala villagers as IDPs of Maungdaw. No place of Rohingya villages – IDPs of Rathedaung are staying- were visited who are suffering since last June 2012 in the Nasaka area number 8, said a school teacher from Maungdaw south.

“There are so many Rohingyas IDPs –Block number 3, Samawna para near three mile, Bagonena, Gawdhuthara and Koetankauk- who are starving and living open sky as their homes were set on fired at the time of riot on June 2013. But, The authority did not recognized them as IDPs and no INGOs or Government had done any things to this Rohingya.”

The authority always visit the Natala villages from Maungdaw south with international visitors and returned to Akyab without visiting any Rohingya villages. International visitors are requested to visit Rohingya villages to meet Rohingyas – to see how they pass their daily life in their home village, said an old man from Maungdaw.

“We welcome the visitor for visiting us, but we never see the visitors in our village or asking any Rohingya about our daily lives.”

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