Tuesday, 20 August 2013

PRESS CONFERENCE.Orgnised by B.R.A T, ''The Rohingya – unwanted and alone in Thailand…”

Saturday, August 24,2013   9.30 - 13.00 Lunch 13: 00 to 14: 00
Address: Student Christian Centre (SCC), Phayathai road, Rachathewi Skytrain  
                 The Rohingya – unwanted and alone in Thailand…”
The Rohingya are an ethnic minority person now fleeing a vicious ethnic conflict in Arakan, north-west Myanmar. The situation there is desperate; according to civil rights group like ‘Human Rights Watch’, the Rohingya are victims of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. As a consequence, we are witnessing the start of a ‘general exodus’, with tens of thousands now fleeing genocide north-west Rakhine State by boat.

This exodus has thrown an intense spotlight on neighboring countries like Thailand. Some 2000 Rohingya are now being held in atrocious conditions in Thai detention centers while many more are being moved through remote Thai locations by criminal gangs. Pressure is building on Thailand’s government to provide better accommodation and long-term certainty to Rohingya detainees. Activists are calling on Thai government officials to lobby their counterparts in Myanmar for better treatment and long-term solutions – like international protection and to return citizenship for the Rohingya in Myanmar.


Dr.Niran Pitakwatchara
          National Human Right Commissioner of Thailand
Mr.Surapong Kongchantuk
          Human Rights Committee, Lawyers Council of Thailand
Mr.Sunai Phasuk
          Advisor of Human Rights Watch
Ms.Saowanee Khomepatr
          Director, Bureau of Anti-Trafficking in Woman and Children, Ministry of         Social Development and Human Security
Mr.Sarawoot Sriwannayos
          Former President of Young Thai Muslim Organization
U Maung Kyaw Nu
          President of Burmese Rohinya Association in Thailand
Ms.Thananuch Sanguansak
          Editor of  Feature News, Nation Channal (Moderator)

More informations :    U Maung Kyaw Nu    085-3690442 (English, Rohinya, Burmese)
                                    Mr.Abdul Mabud        085-3598536 (Thai,Rohinya,Burmese)
 Burmese Rohinya Association in Thailand   B.R.A.T                                                   e-mail : brat.headoffice@gmail.com,                                              http://www.rohingyathai.blogspot.com

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