Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Killing of ethnic Rohingyas in Myanmar

Myanmar Ethnic Rohinyas Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
19,  JUNE 2012

Yesterday, 17 June 2012, the military junta allowed ethnic Rakhine Buddhist to open their shops for few hours. However the Muslim shops were not allow to open. The information we received form back home stated that many Rohingyas went to shop to buy food. However the ethnic Rakhine Buddhist refused to sell food to Rohingyas Muslim. Many Rohingyas has been arrested by the military and the security force and there is no news until now. 

For the past 3 days about 500 Rohingyas were arrested by the military and the security force without reason. The military and security force checked Rohingya houses and arrested many people especially aged 12 years above. We do not know where there are taken to and what will happen to them. We received many calls from back home stating that their family members were arrested and missing. 

The military raped many Rohingya women and girls. They committed suicide by drinking poison as they cannot accept what happen to them. 

The situation become worse with the presence of the military as the military is behind all this. The military newspaper report was not correct as they tried to hide the real numbers who had killed and affected. The military newspaper reported 50 were killed however the information we received more than 20 000 Rohingyas has been affected for the past 2 weeks. Thousands of Rohingyas has been killed, thousands were arrested, thousands were missing and thousands of them were suffering without food, shelter and medication.

The foreign media only take information from the military newspaper which is not correct. The media must get the first hand information from the Rohingyas in order to know the real situation. 

We thank you very much for reporting the news from the Arakan State @ Rakhine State. We hope for your continuous support until Myanmar recognized Rohingya as Myanmar Citizen. 

 Thank you.
 Yours sincerely,
 Zafar Ahmad bin Abdul Ghani
Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM)
Tel No:  016-6827287 

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