UNFPA Concerned about Decision Not to Allow Census Respondents to Self-Identify as Rohingya

UNFPA Concerned about Decision Not to Allow Census Respondents to Self-Identify as Rohingya

Date: 01/04/2014

YANGON — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is deeply concerned about the Myanmar Government’s decision not to allow census respondents who wish to self-identify their ethnicity as Rohingya to do so.
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Maungdaw township admin officer threatens the villagers to accept without Rohingya in census process

Maungdaw, Arakan State: U Kyi San, the Maungdaw Township admin officer threatened the village admin officers of border police area number 6 today morning to give sign paper not to demand Rohingya as ethnicity in the census processing, said Halu , a village admin office member.
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Security forces tortured Rohingya for claiming Rohingya as their ethnicity

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Security forces- Army and Hluntin- had tortured severely for claiming their ethnicity as Rohingya today at Phaung see (Taunggul) under Tamanthar village tract, according to an elder from the village ( declaim to say the name for security reason).
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Hluntin and village admin officer burgle a Rohingya home

Maungdaw, Arakan State: A group of Hluntin personnel and Ward number 4, admin officer U NYo Htun had burgled a Rohingya home yesterday night at Bomu para under Ward number 4, Maungdaw, said Hasu from Maungdaw.
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