Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Two innocent Rohingya Fishermen have shot dead in Shuja Abad Khayin khali Maung Daw Arakan State by the Burmese criminal terrorist regime on 12 Jan 2016 . According to the report the young Fishermen names Abdul Gaddar s/o Sayedul Amin 34 years old and another Muhammad Rafique s/o Sayed Alam 37 years old .
Tuesday, 5 January 2016
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Monday said bringing peace to the country’s strife-wracked ethnic regions will be a priority for her government when it takes power.
The veteran democracy champion’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party swept landmark November polls that look set to curtail the military’s decades-long chokehold on the country.
But under Myanmar’s complicated junta-era political charter, her party is not expected to take power until February — and Suu Kyi herself is banned from becoming president.
“We have to build peace. Building peace is the first ever duty of a new government,” she told supporters at the party’s Yangon headquarters on Monday, during a speech marking the country’s Independence Day.
“We have to work to include everyone in a signed ceasefire agreement by holding a really effective peace conference,” she added.
The 70-year-old opposition leader had remained somewhat tight-lipped on what her government’s main objectives and who her main players will be, as delicate transition negotiations continue between the incumbent military-backed government and her victorious party.
Myanmar is a patchwork of ethnic identities with over 130 officially-recognised minority groups, many with distinct languages and cultures.
Across vast swathes of these often remote regions, ethnic rebel groups have fought wars against the military for greater autonomy, many of them lasting for decades.
Ethnic minorities have long accused the central government and the military of human rights abuses and resource grabs.
Myanmar’s outgoing quasi-civilian, military-backed government recently inked ceasefires with a clutch of ethnic armed groups, with a landmark peace conference due to start next Tuesday.
But several major conflicts persist and some of the most significant insurgent outfits have yet to sign up to the deal.
Suu Kyi has said her party supports a federal future and has made ethnic affairs and peace a central pillar of her party manifesto for Myanmar, where ethnic minority groups have fought decades-long wars for greater autonomy.
But she was criticised in the run-up to the polls for failing to reach out to minority parties.
“All people have to participate in our struggle,” she told supporters. “Tatmadaw (the army) must participate. Ethnic groups must participate.”
Suu Kyi is acutely aware that even once her government takes power, its rule will be limited.
The military retains huge power with a quarter of parliamentary seats reserved for unelected soldiers, and military appointees in charge of key security ministries.
The ban on Suu Kyi taking the top position of president stems from her having married a foreigner and having foreign born children.
Outgoing president Thein Sein steps down on March 31. His successor will be chosen in a vote by Myanmar’s two legislative houses and the military parliamentary bloc.
Suu Kyi has vowed to rewrite the junta-era constitution and be “above the president” when her government takes power.
As the intense fighting between the Burmese (Myanmar) Military and the Arakan Army (AA), a Rakhine militant outfit, broke out in late December 2015, there have been many attempts to create violence against Rohingyas all over Arakan state as a tactic for ‘Public-Attention Diversion.’
Friday, 1 January 2016
Myanmar authorities have denied an application for a planned seminar on the ethnic identity of Rohingya Muslims living in the troubled western state of Arakan (Rakhine), according to an official Thursday.
Rohingya – whom the United Nations consider to be the world’s most persecuted ethnic minority — have been fleeing Myanmar in droves since 2012, in fear of violence that some human rights groups consider to be state sponsored.
A senior official confirmed to Anadolu Agency on Thursday that Yangon’s regional government had decided Wednesday to block the seminar, expressing concern that it could have sparked anger among the public.
“According to the decision of the cabinet meeting yesterday, we informed the organizers today that [they] were not permitted to hold the seminar,” the official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak with media.
“The seminar is not necessary at this time as even the President doesn’t accept the ‘Rohingya’ word.
Anadolu Agency was unable to reach organizers and participants of the “Consideration on the Ethnic Identity of So-called Rohingya” event for comment.
More than one million Rohingya Muslims – who the government denies citizenship in their own land, living in Arakan (Rakhine), which has witnessed a series of violent outbreaks between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and minority Muslims since mid-2012.
According to the Arakan Project, a group monitoring rights violations and migration across the Bay of Bengal, the conflict has left hundreds dead and more than 140,000 – mostly Rohingya — confined to internal displacement camps.
Following a human trafficking crisis in Southeast Asia earlier this year, Myanmar’s neighbors had called on the country to resolve its Muslim Rohingya issue — which human rights groups have claimed is the source of the trafficking problem.
Myanmar has responded to any criticism of its internal problems by accusing outsiders of interfering in its affairs.