( Ann, 1 June 2013) : A three day long annual central committee meeting of Rakhine National Development Party (RNDP), which won 34 Parliamentary seats in 2010 general election in Burma, concluded Wednesday with a charter of demands with six points.
The RNDP elaborated 6 points of demands in its statement issued on 29 May just after the central committee meeting was concluded. The demands include a) to hold a discuss meeting between RNDP and Arakan League for Democracy (ALD) immediately to merge a solo largest political party of Arakan; b) to abolish the rights of establishing political party, voting and candidate rights by none citizens who hold temporary National ID cards; c) to abolish the rights for illegal migrants from government auction, owner rights of land, d) to protect the people in Mrdae island from the affect of their livelihoods by gas and oil project ; e) to try electricity in the whole Arakan state by Shwe Gas with cheap price; f) to oppose the RP electoral system. Continue reading “The RNDP elaborated 6 points of demands in its statement issued on 29 May-burmese/english”→
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has collected around US$25 million in funds during the second consultative meeting on humanitarian aid in Doha, Qatar on Friday for victims of the Rohingya-Rakhine conflict in Myanmar. The funds will be used for rehabilitation and reconstruction in the areas affected by the conflict.
Leaders of the humanitarian institution collected about $15 million, while the remaining $10 million was obtained from other OIC members who had committed their financial help before the meeting.
OIC deputy secretary-general Atta El-Manan Bakhit said he believed the funds would increase. “The large, rich countries haven’t donated yet,” he said.
OIC members, including Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and United Arab Emirates pledged to give between $50 million and $100 million during the first consultative meeting in Malaysia last August.
Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) chairman Jusuf Kalla, who attended the second meeting, said in his presentation that the OIC members needed to focus and take a definite step to resolve the conflict and avoid long discussions over data and action plans.
“The longer we delay, the greater our challenge will be. The Rohingya and Rakhine people will also suffer for longer,” he said.
Kalla asked the forum to decide three things in resolving the conflict: finalizing the action plan, collecting funds and establishing the system and organization to execute the plan.
Members at the second consultative meeting eventually agreed to form a consortium to speed up the rehabilitation of areas affected by the conflict.
The OIC will also collaborate with the PMI to open a representative office in Myanmar after both organizations signed an agreement letter with the Myanmar government and Myanmar Red Cross to pave the way for volunteers in the mission.
According to the Myanmar government, victims need at least 8,000 homes — each one costing $5,000. A further $50 million to $100 million in funds will also be needed to rebuild houses, educational and health facilities, sanitation and other infrastructure in areas such as Buthidaung, Maungdaw and Sittwe in Rakhine province.
Recent tensions between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine left at least a dozen civilians dead and hundreds of homes destroyed. Around 70 thousand people are still living in refugee camps. (cor) http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2012/10/05/oic-collects-25-million-rohingya-and-rakhine.html
Pakistani spy agency Inter-Service Intelligence [ISI] is believed to be mastermind behind pre-planned attack on the Buddhist monasteries in Bangladesh. Extremist Muslims and some unidentified people, who are believed to be Rohingyas from the neighboring Myanmar vandalised and set on fire Buddhist monasteries on September 30, 2012 on hearing of a Facebook post desecrating the Qur’an, which was tagged on the wall of a Buddhist youth by someone else. Within 24 hours of this notoriety, a fresh spate of sectarian violence, two more Buddhist monasteries were burnt down in the same locality. In Patiya of Chittagong, more than 500 workers of Western Marine set on fire two Buddhist temples, Kalagaon Ratnankur Bouddha Bihar and Lakhera Abhoy Bouddha Bihar, and a Hindu temple, Kalagaon Nabarun Sangha Durgabari after midnight past September 30. The total number of damaged temples in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong now stands at 22. Continue reading “Pakistani spy agency Inter-Service Intelligence [ISI] is believed to be mastermind behind pre-planned attack on the Buddhist monasteries in Bangladesh.”→
Dhaka: Bangladesh accused Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on Monday of involvement in attacks on Buddhist temples and homes in the southeast and said the violence was triggered by a photo posted on Facebook that insulted Islam. Thousands of Muslims went on a rampage in Buddhist areas of Bangladesh near the border on Saturday, setting ablaze more than a dozen temples and monasteries and at least 50 homes. Property was looted, including statues of the Buddha.
“The attacks on temples and houses in Buddhist localities in Ramu and neighbouring areas in Cox’s Bazar (district) were perpetrated by radical Islamists,” Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir told reporters in Dhaka. “Rohingyas and political opponents of the government were also involved in the attacks.” He described the attacks as a “premeditated and deliberate attempt” to disrupt communal harmony.
It was one of the worst sectarian attacks in Bangladesh, spreading fear throughout the Buddhist minority. Police said violence spread to the port of Chittagong, where at least two temples were vandalised. But police drove the attackers away and tightened security around Buddhist areas. Police said they arrested nearly 170 people on suspicion of vandalism and an investigation was ordered into the violence.
Rohingyas were involved in a week of rioting with Buddhist Rakhines across the border in Myanmar last June and aid agencies say they bore the brunt of a government crackdown to halt the violence. Rohingyas are not included in any census in multi-ethnic Myanmar and have no citizenship. Bangladesh does not accept them and pushed back out to sea refugees fleeing that unrest. Police said the latest attacks were launched after Muslims found a Facebook photo of a burned Koran, allegedly posted by a young Buddhist man who was taken into safe custody by police. The Facebook account was closed.
Leaders of the Buddhist community, which makes up less than 1 per cent of Bangladesh’s population of 150 million, accused unidentified activists of sowing discord. “The situation has been under control since Sunday but we are adding forces to vulnerable areas to ensure the peace is kept,” said Serajul Haque Khan, top civil administrator of the Chittagong division.
Many Bangladeshi Muslims have taken part in protests in recent days against a film made in California and deemed insulting to Islam. Though most Rohingyas were turned back from Bangladesh during last June’s violence, local residents accuse some of infiltrating the country and teaming up with Islamists. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, attending the UN General Assembly in New York, called for tough measures to prevent further attacks on minority communities, state media reported.
We would like to remind that Bengali (so-called Rohingya) are trying to seek attention from world media and international community by using dirties tricks. Please do not fall into their traps.
This is not so good, the situation is really tense there.
Latest Breaking News of Burma: An Arakanese child is attacked and killed by a mob of Bengali (so-called Rohingya) in Sitt-Twe, Arakan state, Burma.
Thousands of people surrounded the ward the child had been killed.
“Breaking News: According to Eleven Media Group, the child was actually lost and the public was asking to show the child if the child is lost or killed to the securities. The authorities are trying to calm down the situations”
Even though Buddhists represent more than 90% of the 60 millions Burmese populations, the Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) would like to question why Buddhist Monks are not included in the Arakan Investigation Commission even though representatives from all major religious leaders such as Muslims, Christians and Hindus included in it”. Burma Democratic Concern (BDC)
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