Monday 6 August 2012

Addition: Fresh Attacks Begin in Kyauktaw, Ponnagyuan and Rathedaung towns of Arakan

By NDPHR(exile),

For your information, our unfinished preparation list of causalities and destructions of Arakan can be read at (Destruction and Causalities List at the page of ) in order to compare with the latest figure released by the quasi-government that fancily balancing by putting at- "the number of casualties on both sides at 77 dead and 109 injured, 4,822 houses, 17 mosques, 15 monasteries and three schools were destroyed, some 14,328 Arakanese Buddhists and 30,740 Rohingya Muslims have been affected and are currently living in 89 temporary camps".

While intl reports do not cover occasions of Southern Arakan/Rakhine State(SRS), you are welcome to visit Arakan and find out all of these listed areas.

In our figure, there are more than 60,000 homeless Rohingyas in Sittwe alone but less than half of them have been listed in five refugee camps. The rest about 20,000 shelter-less Rohingyas plus Kaman and Rakhine muslims are languishing without food in Rathedaung, Kyauktaw, Pauktaw, Rambre townships.
The eventually permitted aid distribution in the five Rohingya refugee camps of Sittwe by Yangon based muslim organizations has estimated similar number.

A source received from Sittwe confirmed that the Rohingya leaders raised about the permission to distribute food for shelterless Rohingyas in other regions during in a meeting with Vice-President Sai Mauk Kham and Rohingya leaders in Sittwe on 4 Aug. Rohingya political prisoner Mv.Abdu Shukur, Imam Jabul Haque, current village secretary- Master Shwe Hla, Khobir, and other acting leaders were attended in the meeting.
The vice president did not said about normalization of the situation nor the restoration of Laws and Orders. Instead, he informed that the Rakhine community wanted to live separately from muslim people therefore he asked the remaining a few Rohingyas and Kamans in the town are whether willing to move to townside areas.

Addition: Fresh Attacks Begin in Kyauktaw, Ponnagyuan and Rathedaung towns of Arakan
From today afternoon of 5 Aug, Rakhine people begin freshly attackings of Rohingyas in Kyauktaw, Ponnagyuan and Rathedaung towns. Despite the villagers informed the military on the time of Rakhine people approaching their villages, the military did  not respond.
Several sources came from villagers and members of ERCA confirmed that the Rakhine people use poisonous arrows and lethal knives in the present of bystander local police forces.

Rohingyas in these regions are very minority and no foreign diplomat or UN staff has been accessed to visit. During June and July;
In Kyauktaw town, about 100 Rohingya died and more than 160 Rohingya houses plus 4 mosques were burnt down in the five Rohingya villages.
In Rathedaung town, about 200 Rohingya died and more than 650 Rohingya houses plus 5 mosques were burnt down in the five Rohingya villages.

There are yet to escalate more brutal crimes while no appropriate action has been taken by the UN.

Kyauktaw town
6 Aug: After harassing the whole night, the Rohingya village Aine Fara (opposite site of Aa-fok) consisting around 100 houses, were set fire by morning 10:00am.

5 Aug,
13:00pm: Around 90 Rohingya houses of Guvitaung (Gu Taung Bazzar) @ Gupi Chaung village and all about 120 Rohingya houses of Maelibaung (maelifaung @ Sadargyi) village, were set fire by Rakhine people.
4 Rohingyas of  Guvitaung died in the attacks and now all the villagers taking shelter near the mosque and most are wetting outside in the rain. The Rakhines also looted goods, seized all the boats and canoes to prevent from Rohingya escaping away.
15 Rohingyas of Maelibaung (Sadargyi) were chopped to dead, 2 older man and woman burnt in the fire, more than 7 children escaped through the river were missing.

Military forces arrived after about 3 hours and did not arrest none of aggressive Rakhines.

14:20pm: 31 of remaining Rohingya houses of Apoukwa (Aa-fok) village, were set fire by Rakhine people and sudden heavy rain falling stop continuous burning. 4 Rohingya  men and a woman were chopped to dead, are Ms Fushuni-35 d/o Anamulhoq, Karla-18 s/o Bawdaya, Lala @ Nurjonauk-13 s/o Shwe Hla, Faerunmya-35 s/o Naezar Muloq and Abdu Suwan-25 s/o Abdu Khalid.
A Rohingya, Aeliyas s/o Abdu Malik from Wakan village was slaughtered by Rakhine people near Fishing village (Paiketay Yat) of Rakhine.

14:00pm: 3 Rohingyas of Nedan village going to Fishing village through river-beach, were captured near Rakhine village call Myoat Thit. 2 of them escaped on struggle and the other one Aeliyas s/o Abdu Malik was beaten to laid there.
The Rohingya villages of Ambari, Foeda, Khaungdok Alay Kyun (Barua Fara), have been surrounded by Rakhine people and the information is yet to be received.

3 Aug: 5 Rohingya villagers of Ambari were stopped by two police known as Naing Oo and Kyaw Zan Hlaing and looted cash about 65,000 Kyat. After that, they were surrounded by Rakhine villagers of Nabukhen-Aapoukwa and brutally beaten-up and looted their carrying goods worth about 100,000 Kyat.

Ponnagyuan town
Evening: Only one Rohingya village known as Taedak Kadi (Sidikul Fara) village in Ponnagyuan town, was attacked and a source said all houses were burnt down. However, it was unable to confirm due to communication difficulty..
The sources said that the Rakhine people have been attacking this village since five days ago and the dead bodies of 2 Rohingyas (Md Aesak-22 and Ayaz-16 s/o Adu Salam) who were taken away were thrown at the village on 4 Aug.

Maungdaw town:
 Kaladan Press (5 Aug):  “The Police personnel – Sub Inspector Aye Tun Sein, Sub Inspector Hla thein and Then Htun – are stationed at clock tower and harassing all Rohingya who are passing the clock tower junction.” The police personnel from clock tower junction looted – money and goldsmith shop voucher- Mohamed Shafi hailed from Pandawpin villager when he went to the goldsmith shop to take the gold ornament today, said a trader from Maungdaw.
“The police personnel went to Ward number 2, Fayazi para and arrested Moulana Assad Ullah from his house and forcefully toke Kyat 500,000 and released on August 3.”
Similarly, Hla Myintand its surveillance team arrested Moulana Iddris and other two young Rohingyas from Fayazi para of Ward number 2 and sent then to the Police custody of Maungdaw police station on August 4, said a villager from Clock tower junction.

3 Aug: According to Mohd Mustak and Mohd Arif of FRC, the Nasaka and police raped minor girls and married women in broad daylight in Baguna village and Nurulla Para  at 3:00 Pm. The victims are: 1) Zainab-16 d/o Nazir Ahmed, 2) Nur Kaidah-17 d/o Hussain, 3) Zainab-17 d/o Manu Meah, 4.) Fatimah-17 d/o Manu Meah, 5) Sharah16 d/o Anwar, 6) Azizah-18 d/o Abul Hussain, 7) Hamidah d/o Basir, 8) Tayubah d/o Abdul Haque, 9) Yasmin d/o Abdul Jabbar, 10) Aishah d/o Rashid Ahmed, 11) Nur Hamidah w/o Abdul Shukur, 12) Halimah w/o Hj. Abdul Shukur, 13) Shazan d/o Ali Ahmed wife of Yusuf, 14) Jahara-15 d/o Eliyas, 15) Rahajan-15 d/o Abubakar, 16) Fatimah-15 d/o Yunus, 17) Jahera-15 d/o Eliyas.

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