Archive for April, 2014

Myammar Census

The ‘Rohingya’ Identity – Further Thoughts

I have received one or two expressions of disbelief about the conclusion I reached in my essay on 9 April 2014 (The ‘Rohingya’ Identity – The British Experience in Arakan 1826-1948) that the designation 'Rohingya' was totally unknown to the British administration of Burma.

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Census Myanmar

The ‘Rohingya’ Identity – British experience in Arakan 1826-1948

I only recently discovered the Digital Library of India. Like a child let loose in a sweetshop, I have been gorging myself on unrestricted historical candy. With the Census in Myanmar on its way to completion, I looked to see how the British in their time had handled the issue of the 'Rohingya' identity which is currently a matter of deep concern: there sadly appears to have been a last minute change of heart by the Myanmar Government not to allow self-identification by Muslims as 'Rohingya', under the threat by Buddhists in Rakhine State to boycott the census if that was permitted.

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NGO-office-attack in Myanmar

12 detained in Sittwe suspecting role on NGO office attacks

At least twelve people have been detained by the Sittwe police suspecting their role in the recent attacks on several offices belonged to international non-government organizations (NGO) in Arakan province of western Burma.

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The dead body of U Tun Aung Sein in the garden.

Chakma Buddhist slaughtered in Maungdaw

A Buddhist from the Chakma tribe, known as Thet in Burmese language, was slaughtered by a group of miscreants on 29 March 2014 in Maungdaw township on western Burma border locality, said the police and a village tract administrator.

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