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Tun Khin President BROUK in an interview with Al JAZEERA English on 26th Aug 2017 highlighted the current situation of Rohingya and the attack against Rohingya Civilians started again from 26th August 2017.

The attack against Rohingya Civilians in Northern Arakan started again from 26th August 2017.

Rohingya victims arrived in Bangladesh claimed they witnessed mass killings by Myanmar military and BGP. The government troops are not sparing small children. Burning the houses and forcing the villagers to flee.

Media Release from BROUK “Urgent Action Needed to Implement Rakhine Commission Recommendations” Release on Thursday 24th August 2017

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Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK)

For Immediate Release Thursday 24th August 2017

Urgent Action Needed to Implement Rakhine Commission Recommendations

Today the Rakhine State Advisory Commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan published their final report on Rakhine state. We, BROUK welcome the recommendations made by the commission, but we are concerned whether the NLD-led government will actually implement them, and call on the international community to ensure that the recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible.

At the top of the government’s agenda should be the revising of the 1982 Citizenship Law in line with “international standards and treaties”, “to ensure full and unimpeded humanitarian access … to all communities in Rakhine State”, to “ensure freedom of movement for all people in Rakhine State, irrespective of religion, ethnicity or citizenship status” and “closing all IDP camps … and ensure that return/relocation is carried out in accordance with international standards”.

The Commission issued its interim report in March with 30 points of recommendations. However, there has been the very little implementation of those recommendations, and even those where the action was taken were not done in a proper manner, for example, proper support for those moved from camps. There is little political willingness to solve the Rohingya issue from the Burmese Military, NLD government and Rakhine State government. In fact, they are all currently escalating tensions and increasing the likelihood of further violence.

Rising tensions, instability, and any further violence is likely to be used as an excuse by authorities for not implementing recommendations.

It is time now for the international community to put collective pressure on the government in Burma to implement the recommendations submitted by the Kofi Annan Commission.

BROUK President Tun Khin said, “The international community has supported the Kofi Annan commission but unless they now pressure the government to implement the recommendations without delay, the whole process will have been a waste of time. We also need to see action on the serious human rights violations committed by the Burmese army, which was not covered by the Commission.”

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Tun Khin +44 7888714866.

 

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Media Release from BROUK “Urgent Action Needed to Implement Rakhine Commission Recommendations” Release on Thursday 24th August 2017

“ROHINGYA TRAFFICKERS TRIAL IN THAILAND” Mr. Tun Khin, President Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK & Amy Smith, Executive Director of Fortify Rights interviewed by BBC NEWS on 19th July 2017.

“ROHINGYA TRAFFICKERS TRIAL IN THAILAND”

Mr Tun Khin, President Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK & Amy Smith, Executive Director of Fortify Rights interviewed by BBC NEWS last Wednesday 19th July 2017. They both have discussed the recent human trafficking trial in Thailand.

Tun Khin mentioned that more investigations and more accountability needed as there is still human trafficking networks exist in the region. At the same time, we must focus on the root cause of the problem where Burmese military and Government pursuing a policy of oppression against Rohingya.

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Media Release From BROUK on REPORT “Burned, Stabbed and Shot – Physical Evidence of Atrocities Committed against the Rohingya”. issued on 16th May 2017.

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Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK

For Immediate Release Tuesday 16th May 2017

Burned, Stabbed and Shot – Physical Evidence of Atrocities Committed against the Rohingya

A new report, Burned, Stabbed and Shot – Physical Evidence of Atrocities Committed against the Rohingya, published today by Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK documents physical evidence of atrocities committed against the Rohingya by the Burmese Army.

On October 9th, 2016, the long saga of oppression endured by Myanmar’s Rohingya minority entered a new phase. For the first time in a generation, members of the group staged an armed attack, on this occasion against three Border Guard posts, killing nine.

The assault was answered with months of systematic and widespread violence perpetrated by Myanmar’s military. A “flash report” released by the UN’s Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on February 3 concluded that these operations likely involved crimes against humanity; the paper detailed acts of “devastating cruelty” including systematic rape, torture and killing.

The report contains further evidence advances the civilian population was targeted in an organised manner by state forces which systematically targeted civilians, including children, in a campaign of killing and cruelty.

What is new about the material contained in this report is that it documents, through photographs, testimony and forensic analysis, physical evidence of attacks against civilians.

One case study is of a boy aged 8 who was burnt when soldiers set fire to his home after killing his father.

Another case study is of a 16-year-old who was shot in the back whilst running away when the Burmese Army attacked his village.

The report argues that the international community must not allow the obstruction of the Fact-Finding Mission by the government of Burma to lead to further impunity for crimes being committed. If obstructed by the government, the Mission must collect evidence by other means, and this report demonstrates that it is possible to collect evidence in neighbouring countries.

The report contains detailed practical recommendations of steps the government of Burma should take to address the situation.

“For the past 20 years the international community has failed to act when the government of Burma has ignored recommendations about the Rohingya in UN General Assembly Resolutions, UN Human Rights Council Resolutions, and by Special Rapporteurs,” said Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK. “This must not be allowed to happen again after the Fact Finding Mission reports. This time we need action or we’ll keep seeing this kind of abuses over and over again.”

 

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Press-Release from BROUK on a new report issued on 16th May 2017

BROUK Report on “Burned, Stabbed and Shot – Physical Evidence of Atrocities Committed against the Rohingya” Released on 16th May 2017.


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BROUK Report on “Burned, Stabbed and Shot –  Physical Evidence of Atrocities Committed against the Rohingya.”

On October 9th, 2016, the long saga of oppression endured by Myanmar’s Rohingya minority entered a new phase. For the first time in a generation, members of the group staged an armed attack, on this occasion against three Border Guard Police (BGP) posts in Rakhine State, killing nine officers and seizing weapons and ammunition.

According to rights groups, the assault was met with months of widespread and systematic violence perpetrated by Myanmar’s military and police in parts of northern Rakhine state, near the border with Bangladesh.

A “flash report” released by the UN’s Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on February 3 concluded that these operations likely involved crimes against humanity; the paper detailed acts of “devastating cruelty” including systematic rape, torture and killing and “likely” amounted to crimes against humanity.

The conflagration has sent around 75,000 Rohingya across the border to Bangladesh and displaced at least another 20,000 in northern Rakhine. 4 Officials within two UN agencies estimate that more than a thousand may have been killed.

During the crisis, the Rohingya community also suffered from unnecessary assaults on their conditions of life. After the October 9th attacks, part of northern Rakhine State became a locked-off “military operations zone” in which “clearance operations” were being conducted by the Myanmar army. In this area humanitarian aid was all but suspended, endangering the lives of thousands of children with severe acute malnutrition and causing months of severe deprivation for aid-reliant communities. BROUK has been advised that it is likely that deaths occurred as a result.

In addition to this, massive psychological trauma has been imposed on communities subject to sudden night raids, arbitrary harassment, arrest, arson, torture and killings. The legacy of the army’s crackdown is likely measurable in thousands of traumatised vulnerable people, including children. The full toll of the suffering endured by Rohingya communities since the October 9th attacks will probably never be known.

And the crisis is not over; further escalations could occur at any time, not least because of the conditions imposed on the Rohingya by state policy and security forces, encompassing lack of jobs, controls on movement and routine abuse, actively feed resentment and unrest.

The Rohingya insurgent group that initiated the crisis in October, now known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), have told journalists that they are prepared to wage a relentless campaign against their perceived oppressor until their rights are restored. Given the hardline stance of the military with regard to basic Rohingya rights, let alone Rohingya militancy, the stage has been set for the possibility of a drawn-out conflict in which civilians will likely pay the dearest price.

The only antidote to this state of affairs is accountability and justice. With this in mind, BROUK has compiled this report which is intended to add crucial new material to a body of evidence that demonstrates massive crimes were visited on innocent and long-suffering communities in the aftermath of the October 9th attacks. This has been undertaken with a view to furthering the case that action must be taken against all parties that committed crimes during the recent crisis, without fear of favour.

It is with regret that BROUK notes that virtual impunity for these crimes looks set to be the order of the day. The government of Myanmar has strongly indicated that it will defy the will of the international community as expressed by a consensus resolution at the Human Rights Council in Geneva in which a fact-finding mission was to be dispatched to investigate credible allegations of atrocity crimes against the Rohingya.

Myanmar has “disassociated” itself from the resolution and has said it will not cooperate with the fact-finding team, which may mean that their access to the area where abuses are believed to have taken place will be blocked.

The present situation looks set to be one in which Myanmar’s security forces enjoy impunity for grave human rights violations, a state of affairs which the civilian government in Naypyidaw will become complicit in unless it can guarantee impartial and independent investigations.

BROUK shares the view of rights groups and international analysts regarding the profound inadequacy of government-commissioned probes that have been announced since the crisis began, and believes that only the United Nations can undertake a truly credible investigation.

The international community must not allow the possible obstruction of the Fact-Finding Mission by the government of Burma to lead to further impunity. If obstructed by the government, the Mission must collect evidence by other means.

For the past 20 years, the international community has failed to act when the government of Burma has ignored recommendations regarding the Rohingya made in UN General Assembly Resolutions, UN Human Rights Council Resolutions, and by Special Rapporteurs.

This must not be allowed to happen again after the Fact Finding Mission reports.

Click on the below link to download the Complete BROUK Report released on 16th May 2017. “Burned, Stabbed and Shot – Physical Evidence of Atrocities Committed against the Rohingya”

BROUK Report “Burned, Stabbed and Shot – Physical evidence of atrocities committed against the Rohingya”. 16th May 2017

“BROUK urged Malaysian Government to take stronger actions to stop the Rohingya Genocide” at the International Conference on Rohingya (ICR). Dated: 16th March 2017

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BROUK urged Malaysian Government to take stronger actions to stop the Rohingya Genocide at the International Conference on Rohingya (ICR-2017).

 

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                     Mr Tun Khin with Foreign Minister Dato Sri Anifah Aman.

International Conference on Rohingya (ICR) with the theme, “The Plight of the Rohingya: Searching for Solutions” was held from 14th – 16th March 2017 at Marriott Hotel Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The idea of organising ICR was mooted by YAB Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, when he was addressing the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on the Rohingya issue in September 2016. ICR is jointly organised by Institute of Public Security of Malaysia (IPSOM), Amal Foundation of Malaysia (YAM), and International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS), International Federation for Relief and Development Malaysia Chapter. 

The objective of the conference is to discuss the Rohingya issue and its impact on world geopolitics and to find the innermost better solutions to resolve the said issue. 

(ICR) presents 6 renowned international and local speakers and moderators with vast experience and expertise on the Rohingya issue. They spoke on the multi-dimensional complexities of the Rohingya crisis, focusing on thoroughly selected topics that cover history, racial equality and religion, including insights from the perspectives of international bodies such as UNHCR and OIC. More than 250 participants from 13 countries attended. The audience included international and local delegations of diverse background, and the participation of NGOs, humanitarian activists, academicians, researchers as well as civil Servants. 

The three-day conference marks a landmark effort of Malaysia in its pursuit of the humanitarian mission in moving forward to put a stop to the atrocities and crimes against the Rohingya.

Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi gave closing speech and mentioned that will continue to effort and with actions to stop the Rohingya crisis. Malaysia Foreign Minister Dato Sri Anifah Aman also gave a speech during the dinner at the conference. 

Mr Tun Khin addressing at the International conference on Rohingya 2017

      Mr Tun Khin addressing at the International conference on Rohingya 2017.

BROUK president Tun Khin said, “it was a great honour to speak at the International conference on Rohingya 2017. He expressed many thanks to Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and all the people of Malaysia showing their solidarity with Rohingya and showed determination to stop Genocide of the Rohingya”. He strongly urged during the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Foreign Minister Dato Sri Anifah Aman,

  1. To support UN Commission of Inquiry
  2. To bring the genocide of Rohingya to the Security Council or any other UN assemblies and demand justice and accountability.
  3. To put stronger pressure on Myanmar government to end Rohingya Genocide.
  4. To call ASEAN meeting and call for effective action to end genocide against Rohingya in Myanmar

 

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BROUK urged Malaysian Government to take stronger actions to stop the Rohingya Genocide at the International Conference on Rohingya (ICR-2017)

 

Mr. Tun Khin, President Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK interviewed by BBC NEWS on 10th March 2017.

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Mr. Tun Khin, President Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK interviewed by BBC NEWS on 10th March 2017.

In a recent interview with BBC NEWS Mr Tun Khin, President Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) shared his own experience and testimonies himself collected from the real Raped victims, Burnet houses, Torture & Extreme sufferer on the ground who fled from Northern Arakan State to Bangladesh camps especially after 9th October 2016.

He described the worst situation in Arakan state, where in this 21st century how the Myanmar Military under the so-called democratic Gov is treating the humanity horrifically, it’s catastrophic situation against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar. More than 1000 Rohingya have been killed, more than 500 women been raped, elderly people been burnt alive. houses been burned. This the worse situation Rohingya have been facing especially after 9th October 2016.

Mr Tun also mentions the Rohingya’s history. Rohingya ethnicity was recognised on 1948 democratic period.  There was a time when there used to be a Rohingya language programs were broadcasting on the state radio from 1961 to 1965.

He said “UN intervention is the only way to save the lives of Rohingya in Arakan now. We must bring the military criminals to International Criminal Court.

He also added that “international community must pressure Burmese government to stop the killing Rohingya people and raping the women.” Rohingya should be treat humanely and with dignity.

“BROUK Urged to support UN Commission of Inquiry at Socialist International Congress” Dated: 4th March 2017

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BROUK Urged to support UN Commission of Inquiry at Socialist International Congress

Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK President Tun Khin was invited to speak the plight of Rohingyas Situation at the Socialist International XXV Congress Meeting. At the congress meeting more than 400 members attended from 86 parties including Columbia’s President Julian Santos.

Tun Khin, President BROUK gave a speech on Rohingya history and current atrocity crimes against the Rohingyas in Myanmar previously known as Burma.

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BROUK President mentioned in his speech, Since 9th October more than 1000 Rohingyas been killed, at least 400 Rohingya women have been raped by military and security forces, many Rohingya children were thrown to the fire while Rohingyas houses were burning down, Rohingya elderly men were burnt alive.  Almost 100,000 people have been displaced as a result of the violence and around 73,000 of them had now fled to Bangladesh. I recently met with some of the survivors and they recounted to be tales of violence and devastation so appalling.

The UN Office of the High Commissioner published a report in early February which contained details of the most unspeakable acts of cruelty. These findings have also been documented by human rights groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. They have documented unlawful killings, extrajudicial executions, rape, torture, enforced disappearances and mass arrests. The UN has concluded that these crimes very likely amount to crimes against humanity.

Organizations such as , Amnesty International , Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights have already documented human rights abuses which may constitute ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. The Special Rapporteur on Burma has also stated that “there may be crimes against humanity against the Rohingya”. No government has supported these statements, but they haven’t publicly disagreed with them either. Privately the British government, the USA, the EU and others know what is being done.

He strongly urged to support the UN Commission of inquiry to bring those responsible to justice, to stop further abuses.

He finally mentioned at the congress “I wish to repeat the Rohingyas’ plea to all citizens governments around the world.  Please help to end the slow burning genocide of more than 1 million Rohingyas”. The Burmese government’s plan is to drive us out of our own ancestral land if any Rohingya left standing, they intend to build apartheid against us. 

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BROUK President Tun Khin interview with Bangladesh Channel 24. Dated: 18th Feb 2017

BROUK President Tun Khin interview with Bangladesh Channel 24, asked for UN commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes against Rohingya perpetrated by Burmese military in Northern Arakan.

In a recent interview with Bangladesh Channel 24 Mr. Tun Khin, President Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said “We must bring the military criminals to International Criminal Court and we urgently need a UN commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes against Rohingya perpetrated by Burmese military in Northern Arakan. Tun Khin added: “UN intervention is the only way to save the lives of Rohingya in Arakan now.  He also thanks sheikh hasina, Bangladesh Government and all the people who gave temporary shelter and food to the Rohingya.

Joint Statement: “Rohingya Condemn Assassination of U Ko Ni and Call for Urgent investigation”. Dated: 30th January 2017

Joint Statement

Date: 30th January 2017

Rohingya Condemn Assassination of U Ko Ni and Call for Urgent investigation

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Mr. U Ko Ni

We, the undersigned Rohingya organisations worldwide strongly condemn the assassination of U Ko Ni, 65, ahigh profile Muslim leader and legal advisor of NLD on Sunday, January 29, 2017 upon arrival at Yangon international airport from his official tour to examine the Indonesian model of interfaith. 

U Ko Ni, a 1988 activist, was well known in Myanmar as a sincere, honorable, dedicated and patriotic man. He was the founder of Myanmar’s Muslim lawyers Association and had contributed the nation with his expertise in law. He was a strong advocate for peace, interfaith dialogue and harmony in the country. It is an irreparable loss for the nation.

We express our deep condolences to the members of the bereaved families U Ko Ni and Ko Nay Win, the taxi driver who bravely chased the murderer.

The assassination of U Ko Ni, is a reflection of how intimidating the situation is for those who are working for peace and dialogue, especially when they are from minorities or non-Buddhist religious groups.

We call for an urgent independent investigation to identify the motives and people associated with this heinous murder.

We also call on Rohingya people and all Muslims of the country to pray for U Ko Ni.

U Ko Ni will be remembered all times for his heroic struggle for the rights of Muslim communities and other minorities in the country, and also for his relentless fight for constitutional changes for a truly democratic Myanmar.

Signatories:

  • Arakan Rohingya National Organisation
  • Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
  • British Rohingya Community in UK
  • Burmese Rohingya Community in Denmark
  • Burmese Rohingya Association Japan
  • Rohingya Advocacy Network in Japan
  • Burmese Rohingya Community Australia
  • Burmese Rohingya Association in Queensland-Australia (BRAQA)
  • Canadian Burmese Rohingya Organisation
  • Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation in Malaysia (MERHROM)
  • Rohingya American Society
  • Rohingya Arakanese Refugee Committee
  • Rohingya Community in Germany
  • Rohingya Community in Switzerland
  • Rohingya Community in Finland
  • Rohingya Community in Italy
  • Rohingya Community in Sweden
  • Rohingya Organisation Norway
  • Rohingya Society Malaysia
  • Rohingya Society Netherlands

For more information, please contact:

Tun Khin (Mobile):           +44 7888714866

Nay San Lwin (Mobile):   +49 69 26022349 

Ko Ko Lin (Mobile):          +880 1726068413

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http://brouk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Rohingya-Condemn-Assassination-of-U-Ko-Ni-and-Call-for-Urgent-investigation.pdf