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Indonesian Public Protest in front of Myanmar Embassy

July 13, 2012 

Protested outside the Myanmar embassy in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Friday to “stop the genocide” of Rohingya Muslims in the wake of deadly communal unrest.

Around 300 hard-liners from organizations participated in the event. “If embassy officials refuse to talk with us, I demand all of you break into the building and turn it upside down,” a leader on a loudspeaker told protesters, who shouted (God is Greatest).
“Every drop of blood that is shed from a Rohingya must be paid back. Nothing is free in this world,” the man shouted, as protesters carried banners .

The hard-liners left without entering the embassy and proceeded to a UN building to protest.
Communal violence between ethnic Buddhist Rakhine and local Muslims, including the Rohingya, swept Myanmar’s Rakhine state in June, leaving dozens dead and tens of thousands homeless.

Around 800,000 Rohingyas live in Myanmar and are considered to be some of the world’s most persecuted minorities.

Myanmar President Thein Sein told the UN on Thursday it was “impossible to accept the illegally entered Rohingyas, who are not our ethnicity,” saying they should be sent to refugee camps or be deported.

Decades of discrimination have left the Rohingya stateless, with Myanmar implementing restrictions on their movement and withholding land rights, education and public services, the UN says.
Source : Agence France-Presse

  1. Tyranny of the Rakhine Moghs(Mogher Upodrop)
    Abid Bahar

    For centuries Rakhine Moghs of Arakan have found tyranny as an useful tool against their perceived or real enemies. In Bengal during the medieval period such oppression through piracy by them was known to the Bengali people as "Mogher Upodrop" (Tyranny of the Rakhine Moghs). Over time they have developed oppression as a national culture to champion their cause. Alamgir Serajuddin expresses rather bluntly the reasons behind the Arakan problem by saying, “The Arakanese [Rakhines] were a daring and turbulent people, a terror at once to themselves and to their neighbors. They fought among themselves and changed masters at will. Peace at home under a strong ruler signaled danger for neighbors.” True, Arakan was a medieval kingdom based essentially on slave trade when it had strong leader it was a constant threat to its neighbors.It was such a culture of anarchy that led to the murder Moghul prince Shah Suja and his family none but by the the Rakhine Mogh king.

    Despite the Rakhine Mogh's tyranny, history proves over and again that tyranny doesn't work. True, taking advantage of the Mogh's internal chaos Moghuls drove them out of lower Bengal and finally there led the Burmese occupation of Arakan.

    Rakhines fail to understand that either in the past or in the present, tyranny doesn't work. Taking advantage of the division in Arakan between the Rakhine and the Rohingya Burmese neglect in Arakan is noticeable, additionally, the continued Burmese annexation of the Arakani territory has turned it into a tiny and backward province of Burma-no doubt it is the price of being disorderly.

    Despite its present improvised existence, Arakan continued to make headlines in the international media not for any glorious present but for producing refugees. The people that have been exterminated by the Rakhine Moghs are none but the Rohingya Muslims of northern Arakan. Rohingyas complain that Rakhine hoodlums along with the Burmese security forces are involved in a war of intimidation against them.

    To escape the oppression, Rohingyas have been taking shelter in Southern Chittagong. Burmese Military government and their Rakhine Mogh collaborators claim that these refugees are “Chittagongnian people” originally from Bangladesh. Contrary to the claim, surprisingly even the more recent, the 1978 Rohingya refugees were found to carry Burmese National Registration cards. But in the 1991-92s there was the fresh eviction of refugees, the latter Rohingyas arrived in Bangladesh without the NRC cards. Rohingya leaders claim that the NRCs were being confiscated before the eviction.

    After Aye Kyaw the xenophobe leader's recent demise, it seems Aye Chan became the leading provocateur to cause the June machete massacre, and on the net to cause the continued anti Rohingya abuses (Mogher Upodrop).

    Surprisingly, most of these abuser tyrants reported by Mark Farmaner of Burma Campaign UK are refugee claimants in the West. To them human rights means recognizing only their rights. This is a very strange medieval scenario in our modern time. Western governments should keep an eye on the Rakhines when granting them refugee status, to be sure whether they are victims or the abusers of rights.

  2. Thank you very much Indonesian protesters. You all are our brothers and sisters as well as we're "mumeen " like one body, if any part of body you got pain, the whole body be come pain.

  3. Suu Kyi's International Responsibility
    Abid Bahar
    Why Suu Kyi is silent. I still believe that Suu Kyi is a democrat, but lately when dealing with the Rohingyas she is acting more like a Myanmar politician ignoring her international responsibility. In doing this she is making herself disgraceful to the world as a Noble Laureate. Surprisingly, her father Aung San, the founding father of Burma recognized Rohingya citizenship. On the issue of Rohingya she is tacitly following Ne Win's stand. In doing this, she is bringing disgrace to the Noble community and beginning to lose her international credibility. There is still time for her to stand up and voice against what Than Sein said about the Rohingyas and reclaim herself as an international leader of the suffering people.

  4. why she is silent because she believe there r lots of illegals from bangladesh entered here after some bangalis gained citizens here.....the sitution is so complicated take long time to segregate bangka banglis& myanmar banglis....since banglis at buu thi dawn, maung daw & sittwe told themselves they r banglus...lots said their grangparesnts from sittagaung.... but in anycase we shall avoid brutality againstceach other

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