The crisis of Rohingya is as a point of fact for life and death of a million of those Rohingya refugees taking shelter in Bangladesh and the remaining Rohingyas and Kamans numbering between 350,000 and 500,000 including about 150,000 who have been systematically trapped in ghetto types of camps across Arakan (Rakhine) state and still facing frequent attacks, deadly starvation from June 2012.
The solution to this crisis is yet to be paved and directed with mandated concrete actions, regardless of various attempts of exploitation by China and military powered criminal government of Burma (Myanmar).
We acknowledge the difficulties faced by the government of Bangladesh and our gratitude ever with the people and government of Bangladesh. Since the case of Rohingya refugees are being a heavy burden for Bangladesh for years, the country has full right to act on behalf of them and deliver justice in the bast manner. However, failure of finding solution or action should not be the fact to compel the Rohingya refugees for repatriation without dignity. Beside certain safety concerns, the current program of relocation of just a small number of Rohingyas into 'BaShanShar'and/or current suggestion of possible just a banner of safe zone in similar situation, are not part of solution either when the core solution rely within Burma.
The military powered Suu Kyi government has been repeatedly boasting about signing of Repatriation Deal, MoU, and misclaiming of her government has materialized the 86 of 88 recommandation of Annan Commission and collecting huge amount of foreign funds in the name of stabilization in Arakan state. In deed, her government has taken no progress at all to cease ongoing attacks on the ground, nor safe return of Rohingya refugees with guarantee of relocation at origin villages, citizenship rights and lifting all forms of restrictions and oppressions.
The matters also relate to question that- for how long and who will look after continuously for a million of these Rohingya people if we keep the crisis alive?
As you aware, the case of achieving of justice in Myanmar is not just for the past but also for future since the rejection of Rohingya been a common cause jointly by monks, nationalists and majority public. The neutralization of the criminal government authorities from top to bottom could only happen by prosecution of all of those responsible and/or address the root causes to end the cycle of violences and attacks against Rohingya and other minorities. We are still witnessing the ongoing vigilante attacks, blockages and segregation against Rohingya and other muslims across Arakan state and central Burma .
It is therefore the ending of ongoing genocide of Rohingya in Burma and all form of violences and relocation of these a million of vulnerable Rohingya refugees with dignity and safety, will never happen unless mandated concrete actions taken by international communities throughout a global political commitment of R2P resolution and humanitarian intervention and creation of a protected safe zone, and are also in fact only viable options since' security, safety, existence and welfare' have been fallen into heavily risk and national authorities manifestly reluctant to protect, as well as the state has been sponsoring genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.
M. ILYAS (chairman), h/p: +(44) 7780 359718, UK
contact in other countries
Habib, h/p: +(61) 413 799 418, Australia
HF. Hashim Mahmood, h/p: +(88) 1729 872581, Bangladesh
Ayub Khan, h/p: +(60) 11 33315246, Malaysia