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“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)

 

“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

Click below link to download the PDF Joint Statement:
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“Request OIC to support UN Commission of Inquiry” Statement from Rohingya Communities Worldwide. Dated: 17th January 2017

Statement from Rohingya Communities Worldwide

Request OIC to support UN Commission of Inquiry

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17th January 2017

We, the undersigned organisations, representing Rohingya communities around the world, would like to express our deepest appreciation to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Government of Malaysia with Honourable Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for holding an Emergency Meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers on Rohingya crisis on 19 January in Kuala Lumpur. 

The longstanding Rohingya problem of ethnic, religious and political problem has been going on for over seven decades from 1942 Muslim Massacre in Arakan. Particularly the successive military regimes from 1962 have been making all out efforts to annihilate the Rohingya people from their ancestral homeland of Arakan, by means of frequent armed operations and oppressive laws under consistent state policies of discrimination, exclusion and extermination against them. In violation of the customary international law the military had enacted the world’s most oppressive Myanmar Citizenship Law of 1982 criminally depriving the Rohingya of their right to nationality as well as their human rights and freedom. 

Due to mass atrocity crimes, more than half of the Rohingya population has had left the country. Those who are still in Arakan are being systematically destroyed since 1978. From June 2012 state-sponsored genocidal onslaughts occurred and reoccurred in Arakan and about 300,000 Rohingya were killed, drowned and missing in addition to large-scale destruction of their villages, mosques and madarassas and properties. More than 140,000 displaced Rohingya were herded to squalid semi-concentration camps while over 100,000 escaped persecution to take refuge in foreign countries. 

From 9 October 2016, under the pretext of hunting down the assailants of the police outposts, the military, security forces and Buddhist Rakhine militias have been carrying mass atrocity crimes creating the Maungdaw district a “killing zone”, unobserved by the outside world due to sealing off the area in Northern Arakan. An estimated 500 people were killed or burned down; at least 300 women and girls were raped, unknown number of people arrested, about 2500 houses torched, valuables and properties looted and foodstuff destroyed forcing about 65,000 people to cross over to Bangladesh. These crimes are still on-going. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been protecting the criminal military, is morally and officially responsible for the crimes against Rohingya that amount to genocide and crimes against humanity as per Articles 6 and 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998). The UN Human Rights Commission stated that violation of human rights of Rohingya may constitute crimes against humanity.   

The Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD-led government has manifestly failed or is unwilling to conduct any credible investigation into atrocity crimes against Rohingya. Instead the government with the military is shamelessly denying any human rights violations against them. Thus the defenceless Rohingya continue to be subjected to crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing. In the absence of national protection, the international community has a responsibility to intervene into Arakan in order to end the violations and protect the civilian population.

We therefore call upon the OIC and its member states to officially support the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry into the totality of the situation in Rakhine State, where most Rohingya live.

We further call upon the OIC to endeavour utmost for ensuring that the establishment of such a Commission is included in the Burma/Myanmar resolution at the next session of the Human Rights Council.

We believe that the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry is a crucial first step to start to address the cycle of discrimination, persecution and violence our people face.  The Commission must investigate human rights violations which have taken place in order to establish the truth, investigate government laws and policies used against the Rohingya, and make recommendations to the government of Burma/Myanmar and the international community on how to address the situation, ensuring strict compliance with international law and human rights standards.

Our existence as a race is under threat. Failure to act now will prolong our suffering and create greater regional problems and insecurity in the future, and hence we look to you for help in our most desperate hour.

Signatories;

  1. Arakan Rohingya National Organisation
  2. Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
  3. British Rohingya Community in UK
  4. Burmese Rohingya Community in Denmark
  5. Burmese Rohingya Association Japan
  6. Burmese Rohingya Community Australia
  7. Burmese Rohingya Association in Queensland-Australia (BRAQA)
  8. Canadian Burmese Rohingya Organisation
  9. Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organisation in Malaysia (MERHROM)
  10. Rohingya American Society
  11. Rohingya Arakanese Refugee Committee
  12. Rohingya Community in Germany
  13. Rohingya Community in Switzerland
  14. Rohingya Community in Finland
  15. Rohingya Community in Italy
  16. Rohingya Community in Sweden
  17. Rohingya Organisation Norway
  18. Rohingya Society Malaysia
  19. 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

 

Click below link to download the PDF Statement:

 http://brouk.org.uk/17th/January/2017/Request-OIC-to-Support-UN-Commission-of-Inquiry..pdf

 

Statement of the 3rd European Rohingya Conference Dated:29th December 2016

Statement of the 3rd European Rohingya Conference

Dated:29th December 2016

A diverse group of Rohingya activists across Europe met at the third European Rohingya Conference held in Esbjerg, Denmark for days 28-29 December 2016. They discussed the ongoing genocidal persecution of fellow Rohingya people in their own ancestral border region of present-day Burma and Bangladesh.  Also discussed are the plight of Rohingya refugees who have risked their lives fleeing sexual violence, summary execution, and other atrocity crimes committed by the Myanmar Government. Conference participants commonly expressed their grave concerns about the situation of the Rohingya in Northern Arakan (or Rakhine), the situation that has gone from bad to worse since the Aung San Suu Kyi government assumed office 8 months ago. 

The following are the resolutions adopted by the conference:

  • Reaffirm our collective desire as the borderland people of Northen Arakan to live in peace with our fellow Buddhist country people, in our ancestral region, and throughout Myanmar, as equal citizens who are entitled to basic respect and rights;
  • Condemn any acts of violence by any groups or individuals; we the overwhelming Rohingya people of Northen Arakan (Rakhine) remain committed to non-violence principles in striving for full and equal citizenship and basic rights in the borderland country of our ancestors – as evidenced in the total absence of any terrorist or militant attacks on civilians either on Myanmar soil or anywhere in the world;
  • Reserve our utmost condemnation for Myanmar Government, the main perpetrator of death and destruction against our Rohingya people, for its ongoing scorched-earth military attacks since 9 October, under the pretext of “anti-militant” or “counter-insurgency” operations in Northern Arakan, with the verifiable intention of destroying substantial part of the Rohingya community as an identifiable ethnic group;
  • Further condemn both Myanmar military leadership of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and the popularly elected Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi who, by her own admission, “cooperates fully” with the genocidal Myanmar military;
  • Condemn atrocity crimes committed against our Rohingya people – as a recognizable form of collective punishment – by Myanmar security forces, including sexual violence, summary executions, arson, hundreds of cases of arbitrary arrest, torture, burning of children alive in house fire, systematic destruction of sources of staple food items, blockage of emergency humanitarian aid, internal displacement of about 40,000 Rohingya villagers, the flight of 34,000 people to Bangladesh, and chasing violently boat-loads of Rohingya families as they attempted to escape the current bout of death and destruction at the hands of Myanmar government troops;
  • Reject categorically the Rakhine Investigation Commission’s findings, which were based on the “oral testimonies” extracted from the terrified Rohingya villagers under duress and hastily carried out in a 2-day visit to selected Rohingya villages.  We share the international human rights organization’s dismissal of the Arakan Investigation Commission, headed by military appointed Vice-President and ex-Lt. General Myint Swe, as nothing more than a public relations exercise.   In fact, the previous government of Thein Sein formed and conducted its own internal investigation following the first bout of violence in Arakan in June 2012, and we would like to remind the international community that Myanmar Government commissions and their findings have proven to lack any credibility, impartiality or independence;
  • Call attention of the international community to the distorted interviews conducted by the western media for failing to reflect accurately the exact testimonies given in Rohingya and Burmese languages by Rohingya victims of sexual violence and other horrible rights violations by Myanmar Government troops;
  • Register our gravest concerns about Myanmar’s blocking humanitarian and essential health services to reach the Rohingya communities in desperate need of both;
  • Stress the urgency of lifting severe restrictions on Rohingya villagers, estimated to be over 120,000 – who are on the brink of mass starvation and dying as the result of access to emergency medical services, and suffering curable diseases;
  • Demand the Aung San Suu Kyi government and its military partner to halt all acts of genocide as defined clearly in the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide;
  • Further demand that the Aung San Suu Kyi government stop the charm diplomatic offensive with ASEAN, allow independent and impartial investigation of the allegations of crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing and genocide;
  • Call on Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to come to terms with the fact that Myanmar Tatmadaw, her military partner, are committing international state crimes in violation of human rights and humanitarian law, whatever the exact legal names;
  • Express our collective gratitude and appreciation to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak for standing firmly in ending Rohingya genocide.
  • Urge the European Union – and its member states – to place its responsibility to end genocide and atrocity crimes against Rohingya before its business interests;
  • Appeal to all UN member states to activate the never-before-used principle of “the responsibility to protect” in order to make the slogan “Never Again!” a reality.   The decades-long systematic persecution of Rohingya people as an ethnic group, warrants immediate humanitarian intervention in the Northern Arakan (or Rakhine) in order to put an end to the violent operations against the defenceless, vulnerable and unarmed peaceful Rohingya communities and prevent further deaths and destructions;
  • Urge Myanmar’s neighbouring governments to help create Myanmar’s predominantly Rohingya district of Maungdaw closest to Bangladesh border a ‘safe zone’, particularly in the absence of national or domestic protection for them;
  • Call on the Government of Bangladesh to stop sending back forcibly hundreds persecution fleeing Rohingya refugees, including women, children and infants, back to Myanmar, and honour its obligations under international conventions on refugees; and
  • Request earnestly the international community to assist and support the Government of Bangladesh as it attempts to handle the latest influx of Rohingya refugees.

The undersigned organizations adopt the text of the resolution: 

1. Arakan Rohingya National Organisation

2. Bradford Rohingya Community in UK

3. Burmese Rohingya Community in Denmark

4. Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK

5. Rohingya Community in Germany

6. Rohingya Community in Switzerland

7. Rohingya Organisation Norway

8. Rohingya Community in Finland

9. Rohingya Community in Italy

10. Rohingya Community in Sweden

11. Rohingya Society in Netherlands

For more information please contact:

Tun Khin:         +44 7888714866

Nay San Lwin: +49 69 26022349

Joint Statement: “Investigation Commission of Myanmar Indulges in Falsehood again”. Date 18th December 2016

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Joint Statement.

Date 18th December 2016

Investigation Commission of Myanmar Indulges in Falsehood again

We, the undersigned Rohingya organisations worldwide, strongly condemn the false and fabricated statement of the Government Investigation Commission, led by military appointed Vice-President U Myint Swe, which was released on 14 December 2016 particularly for the following reasons:

  1. The members of the Commission made a 3-day trip to Rohingya villages in northern Maungdaw Township, such as Kyigang Pyin, Kyein Chaung (Bawli Bazar), Ngakura, Pyint Phyu Chaung, Praung Pyite, Wabeik, Gwa Sone, Thara Oat, Dar Gyi Zar, Zin Pyin Nya and Kyet Yoe Pyin before issuing this statement.
  1. But 95% of the male villagers, including the leading persons of the villages, had been driven out or asked to stay away from their villages, ahead of the visit by the Commission members to most of the Rohingya villages. The soldiers even threatened the villagers of serious consequences if they apprised the commission of any human rights violations committed by the forces there.
  1. Despite such threats and pressure some of the Rohingya village elders came out from their hiding places and met with the members of the Commission. In all villages the Rohingya men, women, students and children categorically informed them that the soldiers had committed mass atrocities and indulged in killings, rapes, arson and loots. The commission members heard them without taking any note of what the Rohingyas complained. The Rohingya villagers are aggrieved that whatever they had narrated of the atrocities committed by them before the Commission members their accounts and complaints were deliberately kept out of the statement of the Commission. It is clear that this statement of the commission is not transparent and is devoid of any truth.
  1. The news that appeared in the U.K. Guardian newspaper on 10 December that 8 members of the Noor Ayesha of Kyet Yoe Pyin village were killed was a true occurrence. Her 5 children were burned to death, her husband was shot dead, her two daughters were raped before they were killed and she was also raped. A number of Kyet Yoe Pyin villagers knew her family. With her family she indeed lived in Kyet Yoe Pyin until that day of October she lost 8 members of her family.
  1. It is a blatant lie that, according to the Commission’s statement, the soldiers did not perpetrate any human rights violations in any Rohingya village. However, such statement does not surprise us as we had already rejected the formation of such Investigation Commission, which in fact is not independent and represents the perpetrators themselves.
  1. Therefore, we again demand for an UN-sponsored International Investigation Commission in order to find out the truth and bring the perpetrators of all atrocities in the Rohingya villages to justice.

Signatories;

  1. Arakan Rohingya National Organisation
  2. Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
  3. Bradford Rohingya Community in UK
  4. Burmese Rohingya Community in Denmark
  5. Burmese Rohingya Community in Australia
  6. Burmese Rohingya Association Japan
  7. Canadian Burmese Rohingya Organisation
  8. Rohingya Advocacy Network in Japan
  9. Rohingya Arakanese Refugee Committee
  10. Rohingya Community in Germany
  11. Rohingya Community in Switzerland
  12. Rohingya Community in Finland
  13. Rohingya Community in Italy
  14. Rohingya Community in Sweden
  15. Rohingya Organisation Norway
  16. Rohingya Society Netherlands
  17. Rohingya Society Malaysia

 

For more information, please contact:

U.K:                 Tun Khin            +44 7888714866

Germany:       Nay San Lwin    +49 69 26022349

Japan:             Zaw Min Htut   +81-8030835327

Australia:        Dr. Hla Myint   +61-423381904

Canada:          Nur Hasim         +1 (519) 572-5359

Bangladesh:   Ko Ko Linn:       +880-1726068413

 

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Joint Statement: “Rohingya Thank Malaysia – Request to Promote UN Inquiry Next”. Date 5th December 2016

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Joint Statement.

Date 5th December 2016

 

Rohingya Thank Malaysia – Request to Promote UN Inquiry Next.

On behalf of Rohingya people worldwide, we, the undersigned Rohingya organizations, strongly express many thanks to the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak for standing with us and showing solidarity to stop “Genocide of Rohingyas in Myanmar”. We would like to extend our thanks to the opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) President Abdul Hadi Awang, other top leaders from both Malay Muslim-based parties and all the Malaysian People.

We Rohingya people feel a great moral encouragement.  Prime Minister Najib Razak has become the first head of state to speak up for the justice of Rohingya since the latest crisis began.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib  Razak led a protest rally on Sunday against what he called a “genocide” of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority, as he urged Asian neighbours and the world to step up the pressure to stop the violence.

We also very pleased that Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has urged the International Criminal Court to take action against the Myanmar army for atrocities committed against Rohingya in Rakhine State.

Meanwhile, as the situation worsens day by day, we are receiving information that Rohingyas are being killed, including children and women.

We request the Malaysian government to take the following practical steps to stop the genocide of our people:

 

  • Support the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry into the totality of the situation in Rakhine State, including violence and human rights violations since 2012.
  • Call an emergency meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers to request Myanmar/Burma end human rights violations, abides by international law and lifts all restrictions on aid.
  • Work with members of the Organization for Islamic Co-operation, securing the support of the OIC for a UN Commission of Inquiry.
  • Work internationally for the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry to be included in the next Human Rights Council Resolution on Burma in early 2017.
  • Work with other countries to ensure that as long as human rights violations continue, the UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma will once again be tabled every year.

 

Signatories;

  • Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
  • Bradford Rohingya Community in UK
  • Burmese Rohingya Community in Denmark
  • Burmese Rohingya Association Japan
  • Burmese Rohingya Community Australia
  • Rohingya Community in Germany
  • Rohingya Community in Switzerland
  • Rohingya Organisation Norway
  • Rohingya Community in Finland
  • Rohingya Community in Italy
  • Rohingya Community in Sweden
  • Rohingya Society Netherlands
  • Rohingya Society Malaysia
  • Rohingya Arakanese Refugee Committee

 

For more information, please contact:

Tun Khin Mobile:   +44 7888714866

Nay San Lwin Mobile: +49 69 26022349

 

For download PDF file please click on the below link.

http://brouk.org.uk/Joint Statement/Rohingya Thank Malaysia-Request to Promote UN Inquiry Next/Dated-5th-December-2016.pdf

 

Al Jazeera, INSIDE STORY: Is the world ignoring the plight of the Rohingya?

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Inside Story

Is the world ignoring the plight of the Rohingya?

 

Guests:

Tun Khin – President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation in the UK.

Maung Zarni – Genocide Documentation Centre of Cambodia and human rights activist.

 

Media Release from BROUK: New Investigation Commission Lacks Credibility – UN Investigation Needed.

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Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK.

For Immediate Release

2nd December 2016

 

New Investigation Commission Lacks Credibility – UN Investigation Needed.

Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK rejects the new Commission established by the government of Burma to investigate violence in Rakhine State.

The government and military are not impartial. The military have been committing abuses and the government have been defending them and denying abuses are taking place. A government which has prejudged the situation and taken sides has established an investigation led by a former senior soldier who himself has allegations of human rights violations against him. This cannot be considered independent or credible.

Since 2012 there have been numerous committees and commissions established by the government. None have been credible or led to any solutions, in fact the situation has got worse.

It is disturbing that the investigation committee is chaired by vice-President 1 U   Myint Swe who was Chief of Military Security Affairs when the 2007 Saffron Revolution was crushed.

Burmese government has continuously been denying all the allegations of abuses against the Rohingya, how are we now expected to believe it will conduct a genuine investigation?

This week Adama Dieng, the U.N.’s special adviser on the prevention of genocide, said the allegations “must be verified as a matter of urgency” and urged the government to allow access to the area.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has also stated:  “the government has largely failed to act on the recommendations made in a report by the UN Human Rights Office… (That) raised the possibility that the pattern of violations against the Rohingya may amount to crimes against humanity,” echoing what another UN official described the government is carrying out “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims.

BROUK President Tun Khin said “It is very surprising that the investigation only happens now 7 weeks after the attacks and after the government and military already made statements about the attacks and launched major military operations against the Rohingya populations. The military have killed at least 400 Rohingyas 240 Women have been raped, at least 600 Rohingyas arrested 2300 houses burnt, and 35,000 forced from their homes, and only now they say they will investigate who is responsible. Who can believe that after all this they will say they got it wrong?”

Tun Khin added: “We strongly reject the commission and we urgently need a UN commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes against Rohingya perpetrated by Burmese military in Northern Arakan, The International community have to take immediate steps to pressure NLD government to implement the key recommendations points from the UN human rights office report on this year June”.

For more information please contact Tun Khin +44 7888714866.

 

For download PDF file please click on the below link.

http://brouk.org.uk/PDF/Press Release 2nd Dec 2016/New Investigation Commission Lacks Credibility – UN Investigation Needed.