The Union of Burma,
Subject: Urgent Appeal to End the Humanitarian crisis in Burma and stop planned genocide against Muslims in Burma.
We, the Burmese Muslim and Rohingya in Thailand, would like to express our deep and great concern over the ongoing grave situation in Burma causing
great consideration to the people. We are sending our great urgent request to you to immediately halt all kinds of Humanitarian crisis and protect Rohingya and Muslims people of Burma from planned genocide.
We have been demonstrated and handed over letters to you couple of times and asking to stop genocide but in vain.The Burmese government failure of timely stopping genocide takes untold human lives everyday i.We sincerely would like to request you again to urgently inform the government to book all culprits for trail. We again come to your office with a large demonstration only asking for peaceful solution for Muslims of Burma and Rohingyas, today.
Since Wednesday March 20, many Muslims were killed, many mosques with hundreds of Muslim homes were destroyed, shops damaged and looted, and more than 30,000 displaced in the central Burma town of Meiktila and around the airport area of capital Naypyidaw.The violence spread to Yameithein and Pegu division where a few mosques and hundreds of houses were destroyed. A lot of Muslim residents have fled their homes. Extremist Buddhist mobs with monks armed with sticks and lethal weapons are prowling the streets and hunting the Muslims. 4 Islamic religious teachers and 28 madrassa students, who included children as young as 12 years old, were among those killed and burnt alive. In Rangoon 13 students were burned alive and a boarding school and a Mosque were destroyed .In Meikhtila,who worshiped the monks at gun point are get alive.We would also like to hear from you today about cold blooded killing of innocent students and teachers in Meiktila and Rangoon. How the present government make a peaceful country in to a lawlessness one.You are ,of course ,well aware that every citizen is the same before the law in the country.But we regretfully to state that Burma become a killing field for Muslims ,Rohingyas ,Kachins etc.How can present government can govern the country to put some religious minority in the concentration camps in their forefathers' country.
Interestingly,the police and security forces did nothing to control the situation they were watching killing game. The government is fully responsible for allowing such a former Yugoslavia-like genocide encouraging anti-Muslim propaganda and Islamophobia in Burma/Myanmar. This is the worst carnage after the genocide carried out in the western state of Rakhine/Arakan last year that left more than 50000 Rohingya and Kaman Muslims killed, missing or drowned and about 200,000 displaced, who have been kept in segregation under government’s ‘neo-apartheid policy’. It is apprehensive that the racist Rakhine academics Aye Maung ,Dr Aye Chan etc and monks backed by the local administration are inciting a third massacre of the Muslims in Arakan. Around 30 to 35 thousands Rohingys escaped genocide and voyaged to unknown destination and one third of them drowned and the rest are whether wondering at the hand of traffickers or at prisons of neighbouring countries.It is very shameful for govt and your respective office not to visit and assist Rohingya boat people detain in Thailand.
It is also learnt that tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in squalid, flood-prone camps in western Myanmar after fleeing genocide face “imminent danger” from looming monsoon rains, the UN warned on Friday.
An estimated 125,000 Rohingya and other Muslims have languished in insanitary camps since genocide flared last year with Rakhine Buddhists, leaving scores dead and whole neighbourhood's in ruins.
They “are now in imminent danger of yet another tragedy when the monsoon rains hit.... We must act immediately to prevent a predictable tragedy,” said John Ging of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
With the monsoon expected to start in May, Ging called on the government to release new land for camps and to help rebuild shattered community relations, highlighted by the deadly outbreak of anti-Muslim violence in central Myanmar this month.
“The gravity and urgency of the situation cannot be overstated. Community and religious leaders also have a major role in promoting a culture of peace and mutual respect in multicultural and multi-ethnic Myanmar,” he added.The Rohingyas are intentionally sheltered at lowland where deadly flood is seen every year .In this connection ,we also like to hear from you today .Do you have any information about IDPs ?
We, strongly condemns the increasing anti-Muslim propaganda and organised killings and burning of the Muslims in Burma/Myanmar.We also condemned inhuman torture of religious leaders in the name of inquiry at police custody in Rangoon.
1.We demand that the government must end forthwith all killing, violence and terrorising against the Muslims in Burma/Myanmar and ensure full religious freedom with their security of life, property and dignity.
2.We demand that the government must stop spreading of such pre-planned genocide against Muslims in other places of Burma under the leadership of racist Wirathu 969 promoter.
3.We request to to the World to reinstate sanctions in order to protect the Muslims of Burma ,Rohingya and other minorities, promote human rights and inclusive democratic and political reforms in Burma.We believe that suspension of sanctions on Burma is premature in this stage.
4.Demand that to scrap Military dictator Ne Win drafted Burma Citizenship Law of 1982 (known as Black law) and to replace it with a new law that conform to international law standards.Every lost rights and properties of Muslims must be honoured and regain.
5.We demand to urgently send Muslims and Rohingyat IDPs to their own home honourably.
(Maung Kyaw Nu)
General Demonstration Committee , Muslims of Burma and Rohingya in Thailand.