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Sectarian Violence fueled by the Government of Myramar

Posted by Akashma Online News

By Marivel Guzman

Rohingyas Refugees October 30 2012 Jakarta News

A  new wave of sectarian violence in western Myanmar leaves five people dead and dozens hurt in recent days, triggering another exodus of thousands of Rohyngyans to emergency camps.
Hundreds of houses were burned in the last days of unrest in Rakhine State, where sectarian violence erupted again.  95 people has lost their life since June and the displaced are counted by the hundreds of 1000′s, based on the government bodies estimates.

“At least five person died, and 80 were hurt in four days since October 21 in four townships,” stated Rakhine  spokesperson Myo Thant.

Houses were also torched in another town on Thursday morning, he told AFP on the phone in the Rakhine State,  capital of Sittwe.

“Soldiers are actually assisting to provide security,” he added. Claim that it is dismiss by majority of refugees that flee Rakhine.

The Rakhine formerly known as Arakanese, is a nationality in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma they form the majority of the residents along the coastal region of present day Rakhine State (formerly Arakan State). They  constitute approximately 6 % or more of Myanmar’s total population but no accurate census figures exist. Rakhine people also live in the Southeastern parts of Bangladesh, especially in Chittagong and Barisal Divisions. A group of Arakanese descendants, living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh at least since the 16th century, are known as the Marma people. These Arakanese descendants have been living in that area since the Arakanese kingdom’s control of the Chittagong region.

Arakanese descendants spread as far north as Tripura state in India, where their presence dates back to the ascent of the Arakanese kingdom when Tripura was ruled by Arakanese kings. In northeast India, these Arakanese people are referred to as the Mog, while in Bengali, the Marma (the ethnic Arakanese descendants in Bangladesh) and other Arakanese people are referred to as the Magh people

Rohingyas Refugees languish in poor refugee camps

Tensions stay at boiling point in Rakhine State,  the curfew imposed as emergency measure adding more pressure in the area, while more than 75,000  Rohingyan languish in poor refugee camps.

More Rohingyan refugees have showed up in Sittwe, the Capital of Rakhine State by boat, looking to find shelter within the camps.

The refugee agency believes that more than 1,000 displaced people had arrived at Sittwe in recent days.

“Many more are meant to be in route,” stated speaker Vivian Tan in Bangkok. “These individuals are all visiting the IDP (internally displaced persons) camps near to Sittwe, that are already overcrowded.”

About 75,000 individuals are believed to become uprooted in Rakhine State, mostly from Rohingya origin.

The UN referring to the Rohingya people to be probably the most persecuted and unprivileged people in the world.

In Myanmar their 800,000 Rohingya residents are seen as illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh  the Myanmar government and lots of people call them  “Bengalis”.

The bloodshed has cast a shadow over broadly recognized reforms by Leader Thein Sein, such as the liberation of hundreds of  political prisoners and also the election of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to parliament.

Independent journalists and humanitarian organizations  fear that the real dying toll might be much greater that the official number.

“We are like dead people. I want to go to another country. I cannot keep suffering like this,” said Rahima, 55, whose husband and 25-year-old son were killed in clashes in western Rakhine state in June of this year.

“We are like dead people. I want to go to another country. I cannot keep suffering like this,” said Rahima, 55, whose husband and 25-year-old son were killed in Buddhist-Muslim clashes in western Rakhine State in June.

“I don’t have enough food. How long can I keep living here?” she told AFP in a recent interview, since which a fresh wave of violence has left dozens more dead and displaced about 30,000 people.

In the past Bangladesh was the destination of choice, but the neighboring country has now closed its doors, turning away boatloads of Rohingya who attempted to flee the violence in June. Many have since hung their hopes on Muslim-majority Malaysia.

But for now, Rahima’s home is one of the mud-strewn camps where tens of thousands of Rohingya have sought shelter since the conflict exploded in the flashpoint western region of the country formerly known as Burma.

Rohingya humanitarian mission returned safely Prince Club

October 29, 2012 1 comment

Posted on October 21, 2012 by Akashma Online News

Translated by Google

Hundreds from the Rohingya refugee community turned up to support a humanitarian mission by the Putera 1Malaysia Club to help their ethnic group. They were led by chairman of the Union of World Rohingya Organisation, Rashed Osman.


Club volunteers entourage Putra 1 Malaysia (KP1M) safely returned home Thursday night after performing humanitarian mission to help the Rohingya in the restive region around Sittwe in Myanmar.

They arrive at LCCT, Sepang from Yangon 11 night from the mission where they have helped many discordant addictive than 580 tons of the people of Malaysia.


While there they visited eight camps and two villages.

Speaking to journalists on arrival KP1M president Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim grateful mission went smoothly with the result of close kerjasaam given by the Government of Myanmar.


“We have about 56 volunteers who go in groups until the earliest and the last group, all have returned safely at night,” he said.

Azeez said obviously Rohingya people in Myanmar are in need of help and they are very grateful to the contributions from the people of Malaysia.


He said there also trigger mood awareness and gratitude among the volunteers how they can live in peace with Malaysia.-11/10/2012 – BY MOHAMED HIEKAL


Sad and melancholy in the Rohingya refugee camps


Eyes heavy … heavier shoulder memikul.Suasananya was wistful and sad when Putra 1Malaysia Club humanitarian mission (KP1M) arrived in the Rohingya refugee camps not far from the city of Sittwe pm Monday.

Face reflected in the hundreds of thanksgiving Muslim Rohingya refugees in camps and camp Thekebyin Dhu Baw Baw Village Pa and Pha Dhu when 100 tons of food aid delivered.


They immediately swarmed the aid delegation led by President KP1M, Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.


MV Wan Shwe Thu carry 500 tons of food and needs brought from Malaysia docked at the Port of Sittwe 1 pm Myanmar time.

Most interesting Rakhine Chief Minister U Hla Maung current team participated in the camp presented Thekebyin assistance.

This is recognition of the efforts KP1M mission.


Azeez rate this as a sign of closer ties between Malaysia and Myanmar.

Earlier in the morning, in close consultation was held by the authorities Rakhine Azeez affair deliver aid.

At Tuesday’s mission will continue to channel aid to the refugee camps, including those occupied by Buddhists. – 10.08.2012 – BY MOHAMED MOHD Hilmi HIEKAL JOHNSON










Latest pictures of Prince Club mission Rohingya in Myanmar

So far it seems all went well in managing humanitarian missions Prince Club 1 Malaysia (KP1M) to help the suffering of the Rohingya community in Myanmar.

The main mission of the delegation headed by Datuk Azeez Abdul Rahim, who arrived in Yangon Saturday night on Sunday afternoon departure to the city of Sittwe local commercial boarding kilomiter 495 distance across the restive province.


Journalist Mohamed Hiekal Agendadaily accompanied by photographer Hilmi Mohd Jaafar reports the arrival Azeez and his entourage were greeted by the Chief Minister of Rakhine, Hla Maung Tin at the airport itself.

Their entourage were joined by Myanmar Border Affairs Minister, Major General Zaw Winn and Malaysia’s ambassador to Myanmar, Dr Ahmad Faisal Muhamad.


Having to hotel accommodation, caravans accompanied by Azeez, Chief Minister of Rakhine and Myanmar border affairs minister, Ambassador of Malaysia, Malaysia Buddhist Monk Chief Datuk K. Sri Dhammarathana from Malaysia and eight media representatives from Malaysia go to Temple Lawka Nandar.


In the largest temple in Sittwe district they have an audience with the Buddhist monks Sittwe district, Badanda Pentita.

The purpose of this meeting is to inform about the purpose of humanitarian aid missions Prince 1Malaysia Club.


Chief Buddhist Monk Malaysia told me that Malaysia is a multiracial country rife and living in a harmony in the spirit of unity.

Representative of this group is also visited this temple afterwards. The temples are grateful for the presence of this mission.


Tomorrow, Monday, the mission will begin work attributable bantuan.Mengikut assistance plan will be distributed to the two Muslim Rohingya refugee camp and two refugee camps inhabited by those who are Buddhists.

Relatively slow internet connection while limited communication links in Sittwe.


The atmosphere around town was calm.

Yet Myanmar army looks roadblocks in some areas.


The curfew was imposed from 6 pm to 7 am. – 07.10.2012 – BY MOHAMED HIEKAL

Myanmar’s military will Rohingya humanitarian mission accompanied Prince Club


Myanmar troops will accompany the Rohingya Humanitarian Aid Prince  Club Malaysia (KP1M) to ensure the safety of this group while in the camps later.

Journalist Mohamed Hiekal Agenda daily who arrived in Yangon Saturday night with the main group of 31 people led KPIM Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim told they will leave the largest city that is Sittwe in Arakan Rohingya area this afternoon (Sunday).

Joining him is photographer Agenda daily Hiekal Hilmi Mohd Jaafar.

Entourage will board a local flight service.

Before the arrival of the airport in Yangon from Kuala Lumpur with Air Asia’s aircraft did not face any problems.


The local media came to cover the delegation arrived and interviewed Azeez.

Immigration process went smoothly and the airport has provided special access to members of the mission.

Seurus arrived all they brought to the bus bus to the Malaysian Embassy in Pyidaungsu Yeiktha Road.

There, they were greeted by the Ambassador of Malaysia, Dr Faizal Mohammed. The members of the media specifically briefed on the situation when going to work in the refugee camps in the future. Azeez also give a little speech afterwards.

The first group of 14 members respectively mission who arrived in Yangon earlier departed for Sittwe today (Saturday).


They led by Mohd Farid Hassan.

Most likely report on activities during the mission in Arakan sent quite complicated because internet access was slow and telecommunications systems terhad.-6/10/2012 – BY MOHAMED HIEKAL

Prince Team 1Malaysia Club humanitarian aid left for Myanmar


Humanitarian mission team Myanmar Prince 1Malaysia Club (KP1M) headed by Club president Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim left the country Saturday.

The team, which included 35 other consist of volunteers from different races and religions as well as media personnel depart from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang about 5pm.

According to Abdul Azeez, Burma is the 27th country visited KP1M in humanitarian aid missions and it is considered one of the countries that are difficult to access.

However, they finally got permission assisted in after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on the close relationship between the two countries, he told reporters before departing.

The group released Malacca Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam.


About 500 metric tons of food aid, medical and other relevant materials brought into the country using 40 containers by ships.

Azeez said KP1M humanitarian mission to Syria next is expected on 19 October

Humanitarian mission also includes singer Datuk Irwan Shah Abdullah or DJ Dave representing Artists Foundation 1Malaysia first time the mission help out negara.-6/10/2012

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