Burma Has ‘No Rohingya’ Group: Minister

Deputy Minister of Immigration and Population Kyaw Kyaw Win told the Lower House on Wednesday that Burma knows “no Rohingya” ethnic group, state-run newspaper The New Light of Myanmar reports. The minister said the name for the Muslim community in Arakan State was “a newly coined word.” He responded to questions from Arakanese parliamentarians, who said they were satisfied with his answers. Scores have been killed and about 110,000 people, mostly Rohingyas, were displaced after inter-communal violence broke out between Arakanese Buddhist and Muslim Rohingya communities in July 2012. State security forces have been accused of being complicit in the violence. The government refuses to recognize the Rohingyas and claims they are immigrants from Bangladesh.

2 Responses to Burma Has ‘No Rohingya’ Group: Minister

  1. Burmese junta is blind, deaf and dump so that they do not see the truth. They are denying open truth which are available in many many world documents including ASEAN Research books written in 1799. And many other docs available in their own documents. When they do
    Not understand what is right and what is wrong for them is all wrong when it is against their wishes. However the world has to decide and junta has to accept whatever it comes out.

  2. Tin Win, the essay in the research books of Asean, if anything, should be published here, at least you can quote from it, or else we are not going to believe in what you are saying. And in the old Bengali writings, there is mention of Roshanga, which is basically Rakhine, and Roshanga Raj, is always Rakhine Buddhist King. Can you show the quotation with resources please. I need to double-check it before believing.

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