Event in London: BEHIND THE SCENES - Is Burma Really Changing?
March 5, 2014
“International intervention is only way to save Rohingya’s lives before too late. How many more massacres will have to happen before the UN, USA and UK are forced to face up the fact that they will have to act? British government must support International independent investigation what happened to Rohingyas since June 2012 to today” raised Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK President Tun Khin as Panel discussion of Burma Day of Prayer in London organised by Christian Solidarity Worldwide on 1st March 2014.
Every year CSW host Burma day of Prayer in London. CSW East Asia Officer Ben Rogers host the panel and Steve Gumaer, co-founder of Partners Relief & Development (PRAD), David Burrowes MP for Enfield, Southgate, Tun Khin, President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, Zoya Phan, Campaigns Manager at Burma Campaign UK and Hkanhpa Tu Sadan, General Secretary of the Kachin National Council were attended.More than 100 audience attended at the event including many ethnic groups from Burma.
Before the Panel Oddny Gumaer, co-founder of Partners Relief & Development (PRAD) briefed the update situation of Rohingyas of Arakan where she spent long time.
David Burrowes MP, have mentioned that Rohingya issue and Kachin will raise at the parliament this week and MSF expulsion from Rakhine state will take as an urgency to push President Thein Sein government by British government. Furthermore MP highlighted he will continuously raise questions in Parliament Rahingya and Kachin minority issue.
Zoya Phan took some questions about Karen ethnic cease fire issues, political prisoner issues and repressive laws remaining in Burma.
BROUK President took questions on anti-Rohingya and anti-Muslim violence issue, Rohingya prisoners issue and British government foreign policy issue. Tun Khin mentioned British Government must do as an urgent matter on Rohingya issue where Rohingyas situation getting worse day by day.
Hkanhpa took Questions from audience about Kachin people’s situation how President Thein Sein government tricking to the international community about Kachin ethnic issue where Kachin are facing attacks from Burmese Army.