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UN Commission of Inquiry will be the Credible Investigation on Arakan Violence

By Burmese Rohingya Association Japan, Burmese Rohingya Community in Australia, Burmese Rohingya Association in Thailand, , Rohingya League for Democracy in Burma and Rohingya Community in Norway  •  August 20, 2012

We, the undersigned Rohingya organizations welcome the formation of the Commission of inquiry to investigate on the violence of Arakan State by the President of Burma. At the same time we feel this investigation will not be credible and truly independent because although the 27 member commission includes representatives from various religious groups, including Muslims (Not Rohingya), Christians, Buddhists and Hindus, as well as political parties and democracy groups, Rohingyas who are systematic targeted victims of that violence excluded from the list. However some people who either directly or indirectly supported, involved or publicly put fuel on the crisis surprisingly included in the list.

Dr Aye Maung masterminded Arakan violence and also proposed to segregate Rohingyas from the Buddhist Rakhine in every town and village of Arakan by relocating them in separate areas away from Buddhist Rakhine localities”. 88 generations Leader Ko Ko Gyi who have mentioned Rohingyas are illegal immigrant, to be expelled from Burma. U Khin Maung Swe chairman of NDF is a Rakhine and strong anti- Rohingya campaigner. We, BROUK believe those above racists and nationalists should exclude from the list and include Rohingyas to make credible, reliable and independent inquiry rather than window dressing inquiry.

U Thein Sein government is just showing to the international community to ease pressure on Rohingya’s issue. We urge international community to support fully independent United Nations investigation into the events that have taken place since June this year. We also urge international community to ensure that the establishment of such an investigation is included in the text of the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly resolution on Burma, and in the text of the next United Nations Human Rights Council resolution on Burma.  Rohingyas urgently need security and protection. According to our sources there are about 5 Rohingyas were killed last two days ago and some Rohingya girls were raped by Police and Na Sa Ka which are clearly showing that continuous killing and Rape is going on despite having international pressures.

Signatories to this joint statement:

  1. Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  (BROUK)
  2. Burmese Rohingya Association Japan  (BRAJ)
  3. Burmese Rohingya Association Deutschland  (BRAD)
  4. Burmese Rohingya Community in Australia  (BRCA)
  5. Burmese Rohingya Association in Thailand  (BRAT)
  6. Burmese Rohingya Community in Denmark  ( BRCD)
  7. Rohingya League for Democracy (Burma)  (RLDB)
  8. Rohingya Community in Norway  (RCN)
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