please, read the following News of Burma(Myanmar)./SHABU DIN ,SISTTWE.
A LETTER OF SHABU DEEN FROM SISTTWE.
Assalamu alaikum worahmotullah Brothers and sisters, please, read the following News of Burma(Myanmar).
Dear sir or madam,
I am carrying on social welfare activities among the Rohingya community
but we do not have the project nor the title so far. We are in the
village like being in the prison. And our village remained in Sittwe
downtown ,Rakhine State after most of the villages had been burnt by
the rakhinese and notorious security police last year. We are not
allowed to move from one village to another village. If the security
find out that ,the police (Lon Htin) will put the innocent rohingya
Muslim behind the bar.
1.We don't get enough ration as WFP is not
allowed to provide rations to us, and the medical assistance as well as
there are no registered IDP camps even if there are IDPs in our quarter.There has been 1 year and 4months that we are blocked and do not
receive a single seed of rice from Myanmar government. But some Muslim
donors provide rations to us but it is not enough to cover for all the
Many of us need to stay being starved like having just one
time of poor meal at 3:30PM in the middle of the day, in order to cover
both lunch and dinner for the whole day. Even if we want to have more we
2.No one has job as we cannot go out to work from our
village. Most of we were merchants, making fortune in the Sittwe
Municipal market before the one side communal violence. And there are
145 shops which belongs to rohingya muslims, But all of those are
closed. We are running our lives by selling the properties we had left
for instant gold, furniture set(chair,table,bed....etc) and house
3.We are not allowed to go to buy food from the market, so One
of the truck from our village goes to Dabaing market which is in the
country side to buy food for the whole village twice a week with the
security police by giving 1 drum of diesel(1 drum of diesel=160000
kyats=160$) to the state ministry office.
4. When we give money to the
police or military to buy important medicines for the Emergency
patients, they disappeared with the money. When we informed to the
police or military incharge, they reply that the one who took the money
from us was transferred. Sometimes they buy us the things being double
price or more than double price. When we give money to them to buy 10
items of goods, they just buy 7 items being double price and the rest of
3 items were missing...what they say to us... The doctors are not
allowed to enter to give treatment to us.
The doctors without borders
entered in our quarter to give medical assistance Monday and Thursday
twice a week, since a couple week ago, but they don't get proper
permission from the State minister to do so.
If we have to admit to the
hospital, we need to give 80000 kyats=80$ for the security only to
accompany the patients to the sittwe general hospital. If we are almost
die because of illness, we need to go to Dabaing clinic in the country
side muslim populated area where all the IDP camps are, by giving 20000
kyats=20$ to the police security for a patient. Unless we give 20000
kyats(20 dollars),we are not allowed to go to the countryside.
don't go to countryside ,we cannot be hospitalized as the ICRC cars are
allowed to pick up the patients only from countryside like Thet Kay
Pyin,Baw Du Fa,Da Baing village except our restricted quarter. But very
few people can manage it; most of the people are died without having
At night on 19.9.13,one of the pregnant women died of
having complicated delivery with lower blood pressure after delivering
her baby as lacking of medical assistance in Aung Min Gla quarter. And
another one died of starving, called (U Rofique,46yrs)the household
leader of the family that the whole family were being starved for
several days from Kone Dan quarter last week.
We need more assistance in
terms of medical, livelihood, ration. We are welcome if anyone can
directly provide us those sort of assistance for our lives. The
government always mention to leave this Aung Min Gla Quarter and join
IDP camps then we can have WFP ration there, otherwise, we will not have
ration from any side in our quarter. The government are tactfully
dispelling us from our quarter Sittwe township, Rakhine state.
Recently, the Rakhine state minister officially declared that all the
displaced people from Aung Min Galar quarter need to leave the quarter
and they must join the camps in Baw Du Fa , Oon Daw Gyi camps to get
shelter there in sittwe township from next month on. If they refuse to
do so, the government will block providing ration which are donated by
the Muslim donors. And the village leaders confiscated all the ration
lists from the IDPs, in order not to have ration in Aung Min Galar with
all the connected muslim quarters in the future. Eventually, the IDPs
from Aung Min Galar and the rest connected muslims quarters, needed to
go to the countryside to join the camps. After 3 days of that they had
arrived in Thet Kay Pyin camps ,they received a mug and jerry can for
water from WFP.And till now they haven’t received anything else like
ration from anyone.
They now are begging from the others to have meal
especially for the children. Soon or later all of the rohingya muslim
from Myanmar will become begger.
The students could study in any school
they want but they now cannot move anywhere, so we had a discussion
about the students’ lives here with the state education minister, so he
allowed us to run the Primary School for our students in our quarter.
There are now 1068 of students from Kindergarten to 6 th standard
studying inside the quarter. And we couldn’t manage for the students
from 7th standard to the matriculated from our quarter. There is no way
for the rohingya university students to go and join the sittwe
university as we don’t have lives security there.
If one of the
university wants to study or one of the patients needs to go from
Rakhine state to elsewhere like Yangon, he or she needs to pay 2500000
kyats (2500$) to the state immigration minister.
There were 1168 of
total households and 6233 of total people and then 699 of displaced
people in our quarter and from the connected muslim quarters,according
to the July-2013 data. There were some rohingya muslims shifted by
forced of the Rakhine Minister from Aung Min Galar to the countryside
like Thet Kay Pyin camps. We are very much concerned about any kinds of
conflict ahead in the future. The governments are systematically killing
us as if they cannot afford to stop these kind of bloody killings in
Myanmar and the threat is still on going in Rakhine state.
Continued periodic outbreaks of organized violence, regularly
accompanied by either inaction or participation by government security
forces, and agents provocateurs of unknown government affiliation; 2. An attempt by local governments within Rakhine to limit Rohingya reproduction by enforcing a two-child limit;
3. A proposed ban on interfaith marriage is supported by extreme
nationalist Buddhist monks and is being considered as legislation;
4. The continued denial of aid to squalid camps and continuing movement
restrictions, expropriation, displacement, and ghettoization of
5. An attempt to perform a census of Rohingya, violently
coercing them to register as “Bengali,” which may facilitate the
creation of “death lists”;
6. The continuing arrest of political prisoners despite presidential assurances to the contrary;
7. Official government support for the ultra-nationalist 969 movement, which alienates Muslims and casts them as a threat;
8. Burmese president Thein Sein’s proposed plan to resettle the Rohingya population abroad; 9. Thein Sein’s proclamation to continue denying citizenship to the Rohingya;
10. The official denial of the existence of the Rohingya and institutionalized usage of hate speech even among moderates; and
11. The silence of political moderates on the plight of the Rohingya.
12.The Myanmar govermentr openly allow the rakhinese to do smuggling from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
So, wewould like to ask for urgent UN protection in Myanmar.With kind regards