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Mr Thein Sein, No Rohingya?: Myanmar's Official Genocidal Lies begin to crumble

By Dr Maung Zarni
February 7, 2014

The genocidal lies of Myanmar's successive regimes since Ne Win's one-man dictatorship in the 1970s.

This official document which appears to be a 2014 Census guidelines or manual for census takers officially mentions the Rohingya.

Let's see what the ruling liars in generals' shirts or silk skirts have been saying and what their testicle licking experts such as Dr Kyaw Yin Hlaing and Dr Myo Myint, my former friend and old history tutor respectively, have been helping butcher.

“We don’t have the term ‘Rohingya’”. Myanmar President Thein Sein, Chatham House, London, July 15, 2013[1]

[1] David Mepham, Dispatches: Burma – “Excuse me, Mr President” …Human Rights Watch, July 19, 2013,


[1] In Foreign Minister, Wunna Maung Lwin’s statement on September 13, 2013 to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, he stated,“It is necessary to understand the general sentiment of the people of Myanmar. While they are ready, and as it has been the case, to accept those who meet the criteria of the 1982 Citizenship Law as citizens, they do not accept the term 'Rohingya' which has never existed in the country's history.

[1] See Statement by H.E. U Wunna Maung Lwin, UN Human Righst Council, Sept. 13, 2013. 


In a Foreign Ministry press release dated February 21, 1992, Ohn Gyaw stated, "Historically, there has never been a “Rohingya” race in Myanmar… Since the first Anglo-Myanmar War in 1824, people of Muslim faith from the adjacent country illegally entered Myanmar Naing-Ngan, particularly Rakhine State. Being illegal immigrants they do not hold immigration papers like other nationals of the country.”

See UN Report on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, prepared by Mr. Yozo Yokota, Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights, in accordance with Commission resolution 1992/58 UN doc: E/CN.4/1993/37, para 41., Feb. 17, 1993


The Nazi-inspired Rakhine are nothing more than a tool of the Bama militarists, in this strategic game where they have long been pitted against the Rohingya (and vice versa).

“How can it be ethnic cleansing? They are not an ethnic group.” Mr Win Myaing, the official spokesperson of Rakhine State Government, Reuters, May 15, 2013

Reuters, Special Report - In Myanmar, apartheid tactics against minority Muslims, May 15, 2013, [hereinafter cited as Reuters, “Special Report - In Myanmar, apartheid tactics, 2013”],

Mr Win Myaing is a Buddhist Rakhine official spokesperson of Rakhine State Government. 


The Rakhine Violence Inquiry Commission, headed by Kyaw Yin Hlaing and Myo Myint, the two students of Benedict OG Anderson of "Imagined Communities" fame, not only whitewashed the instrumental role of the government but also, rather unimaginatively, blamed the Rohingya whom they refer to using a genocidally racist term 'Bengali", for making the crisis worse by insisting on being known by their own identity - Rohingya.

Myanmar's official genocide begins with and aims at the destruction of the Rohingya as an ethnical, national and religious group as governmentally and societally possible as the 21st century world allows it. 

The ICG's self-interested fools would write utterly stupid and dishonest reports that mischaracterize the one-sided destruction of the Rohingya as 'communal violence' 'normal in transitional processes' whereas in fact the genocide began in 1978.

ASEAN's immoral politicians such as Australian National University-trained former Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty N whom I met when he was ambassador to London and a Muslim himself - despicably joined in this dishonest framing of the one-sided and multi-decade destruction of the Rohingya Muslims as 'communal or religious or sectarian violence.


  1. Dr Maung Zarni, its a good information, but I am not clear about its authenticity. Has the regime accepted we Rhingyas as citizens ? According to the above official document are we entitled to register ourselves as Rohingyas without the interference of the authorities.

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