Mud cannot stain a real ruby.
Beginning of 21st century is marked the domination of democratic government all over the world; America remains the sole leader of democracy, cessation of cold war ended socialist and communist influence all over the World, and dictators have fewer chances to remain in power.
When Rakhine Buddhists started burning, and killing of us, I requested my teacher who lives in Yangon to ask help from US embassy. He told me that he appealed several time to the political officer of US embassy.
I believe that USA is the sole Superpower which can solve our problem; I thought US would help us, I did hope US would try to save Rohingya people but US did not take any responsibility as a leader of World Democracy.
I don’t understand that US has not acknowledged Rohingya genocide yet. I am not a scholar, I hardly finished Bachelor Degree in Sittwe University, and I know the meaning of genocide. Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.
In Myanmar, Rohingya people have being persecuted for many decades, even their existence is denied by the government, Rohingya people have been deprived of even fundamental human right, thousands of Rohingya had already killed in the prisons, and during the persecution. The Rakhine Buddhists and government are continuously and consistently killing Rohingya in many different ways.
There are thousands of Rohingya in the prisons of Rethedaung, Buthidaung, Mungdaw, Kyauktaw, Pauktaw, and Sittwe who are tortured violently by the polices when they are being brought to the court every week, everyday at least 3 or 4 Rohingya die because of torture in every prison and police custody. Is it not a planed genocide?
Myanmar government alleged Rohingya as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. The government has been trying to prove Rohingya as illegal immigrants using NaSaKa and various operations. The NaSaKa is a border security force consisting of members of the police, Military Intelligence, the internal security or riot police (known as Lon Htein), customs officials, and the Immigration and Manpower Department. NaSaKa tried more than three decades but failed to prove a single family which entered from Bangladesh.
United States’ “War on Terror” became an excuse for Myanmar dictators to continue persecution of Rohingya. It is used as a strategy for ethnic cleansing of Rohingya. Thousands of unarmed innocent Rohingya were killed in the name of terrorists. How can the people in the open prison of Arakan become terrorists? US government knows very well who are real the terrorists, why does US government keep silent to refuse that Rohingya can not be terrorists?
Myanmar government has been systematically persecuting Rohingya people for many decades. US government is informed human right watch and other human activist groups but US government has not condemned Myanmar dictator yet, why? “Crime against humanity” means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack. Does US government know it?
Rohingya people have long been discriminated against, and are denied citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship Law. Rohingya asylum-seekers continue to flee to Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, and other European countries. They are subject to serious abuses, especially forced labor (e.g. construction of roads, bridges, model villages and military facilities, camp maintenance, pottering) and arbitrary taxation.
The Burmese military regime is allowing its troops systematically and on a widespread scale to commit rape with impunity in order to terrorize and subjugate the Rohingya people. The report illustrates there is a strong case that war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the form of sexual violence, have occurred and continue in the whole Arakan State.
Last three months, there are thousands of arbitrary arrest (including harassment and violence by police forces, death in custody and sexual violence). In addition, people are often harassed (house searches, confiscation of assets) or beaten by police forces, mainly during controls or at checkpoints. Cases of rape of young women and children, perpetrated by different police forces, have been reported international criminal rules punish not only rape but also any serious sexual assault falling short of actual penetration. Still, US do not take any effective action to the Myanmar government, why? Why does mighty US government so silent in order to take any action? If US think that what I am writing is wrong, US could send an independent international investigation group to Arkan State.
Rakhine Buddhists and Thein Sein government plan to deport or kill all Rohingya people, why do world’s lawyers ignore this case. Is there any international law which implement regarding deportation? “Deportation or forcible transfer of population” means forced displacement of the persons concerned by expulsion or other coercive acts from the area in which they are lawfully present, without grounds permitted under international law.
Numerous Mosques and Madrasas have been destroyed. Others are simply closed off. It is strictly forbidden to build new ones since 1962– even renovating or repairing a Mosque is forbidden . The government also confiscated Mosques and Madrasas to make administrative building of them .
Crimes Against Humanity: namely, murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation…or persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds in execution of or in connection with any crime within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal, whether or not in violation of the domestic law of the country where perpetrated.
Thein Sein government must immediately end the persecution of the Rohingya minority and the violation of their most basic human rights. All policies and practices amounting to enslavement, restrictions on movement, forced labor, deportation, forcible transfer of population, land confiscation, rape and sexual violence, marriage restrictions, arbitrary detention, murder, torture and other ill-treatment, discrimination, and other violations without delay. US government can persuade Thein Sein government but US do not take any serious consideration, why? If American or European are in Rohingya’s place, don’t they change their policy? Don’t they think Rohingya as human?
According to World Democracy, Thein Sein government must repeal all laws identified as forming the basis of discriminatory policies against the Rohingya minority. In particular, the government must put an end to the statelessness of the Rohingya minority, and ensure its ability to live free and equal lives as full citizens of Burma. Why don’t US citizens feel sorry for Rohingya people?
UN Special Reporter was given enough proofs regarding the persecution in Arakan State. The Security Council should establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate and collect further evidence on the perpetration of crimes against humanity in the Arakan State. Why don’t US consider persecution of Rohingya as a crime against humanity? Don’t they want democracy in Myanmar?
Thousands of the Rohingyas have lost their homes, and the Commission must ensure that the Thein Sein government provides them with homes and the possibility to live their lives free from fear of further persecution. Why don’t US try to put pressure on Thein Sein government in order to save Rohingya people and Kachin people? Are those US enemies? They are supporters of Democracy but US do no positive approach to solve the problem, why? What kind of democracy does US government want in Myanmar? Does US want Myanmocracy of Thein Sein in Myanmar? Does US government want justice in Myanmar ? Can US government announce its policy and reason of being silence regarding the Rohingya case? Do US need more documents to open up the reality?
US government knows well that Thein Sein’s so-called Investigation Commission is just to deceive the World. Keeping silent knowingly against criminals is also a crime. I would like to appeal US government to consider my complaints sincerely and recognize me as a human.
Saw Hla (Sittwe)