MM PEACE CENTER
Nay Pyi Taw, 29 April PRESIDENT OFFICE BRIEFING ROOM
The Rakhine State Conflicts Investigation Commission released its report.The executive summary of the report is as follows:-
Rakhine State , situated in the western part of Myanmar, comprises 4 districts, 17 townships and 3 sub-townships. The Rakhine people and related indigenous ethnic groups (“Taing-Yin-Tha”)1 such as the Rakhine, Thet, Daing- Net, Mro, Khamee, Kaman and Mramargyi peoples.
Apart from these, Bengali peoples2 also live in Rakhine State. The total population is over 3.3 million and the State’s population density is 235 persons per square mile (90.78 per square kilometre).
The British colonial forces took over Rakhine State in the earlier part of the 19th century, subsequently expanding the land under cultivation. The British brought in large numbers of Bengali from the neighbouring country as seasonal workers. From then on, Myanmar saw increasing numbers of Bengali settlers. The Bengalis had high population growth rates, gradually making them become today’s second largest population group in Rakhine State. The high population growth has contributed to the tensions between the different groups that were caused primarily by the struggle for control of socio-economic assets and other resources. Continue reading “ရခိုင္ ပဋိပကၡ စံုစမ္းေရးေကာ္မရွင္ အစီရင္ခံစာRakhine Commission Report-BURMESE- english”
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