Save Rohingya from annihilation
16 October 2016
We, the undersigned Rohingya organisations express our serious concern on the continued military and police crackdown on the civilian population in Northern Arakan.
Since 9 October, under the pretext of looking for attackers, the Myanmar military and police forces have been indiscriminately killing the Rohingya, torching and plundering their homes and villages. Two mass graves were found and about 100 Rohingya civilians were extra-judicially killed that included old men, women and children. At least 5 Rohingya villages were set ablaze destroying many houses or whole villages.
Press Release: Rohingya civilians under attacks, demand urgent protection
Arakan Rohingya National Organization (ARNO) expresses its serious concern on the ongoing police and military crackdowns on innocent Rohingya civilians in Maungdaw Township following attacks by unidentified assailants on three separate police outposts in northern Arakan on Sunday 9 October.
Press release: ARNO cautiously welcomes the Annan Commission on Arakan
Arakan Rohingya National Organisation cautiously welcomes the formation of a nine-member Advisory Commission chaired by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to find out lasting solutions to the issues in the Arakan/Rakhine State.
“The situation of Rohingya people in Myanmar represents a global challenge for the entire international community”. It is encouraging that the Government of Myanmar, for the first time, appreciates the importance of efforts by international dignitaries like Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan and two other diplomats in resolving the long standing Rohingya problem of ethnic, religious and political persecution.
The problem in Arakan is not an immigration issue, but systematic, deliberate and often brute forced removal of ethnic Rohingya from their ancestral homeland by organized use of intimidation, terror, rape, murder, destruction and other inhuman acts, under intolerant state policies, with a view to transforming the region into a close-knit homogenous Buddhist Rakhine territory. Decades of Rohingyas’ victimization in Myanmar, including the organized deadly violence occurred and reoccurred against them in Arakan from 2012, have not yet been properly and truthfully investigated. We hope the Annan Commission will leave no stone unturned in looking for an objective assessment.
Press Release: Statement of ARNO on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 21st Century Panglong Convention
ARAKAN ROHINGYA NATIONAL ORGANISATION
(25 August 2016)
1.The Panglong Agreement signed on February 12, 1947 between the independence hero late Gen. Aung San and leaders of the several ethnic groups in Panglong, Shan State, was an epoch-making event in the history of Burma to build the Union of Burma together. The history of Burma/Myanmar would have developed differently if there was no Panglong Treaty.
2.But the true spirit of the Panglong -- ‘unity in diversity’-- has never been realized since Burma’s independence on January 4, 1948. The agreed upon principles of federal democracy, equal rights, autonomy and self-determination of the ethnic nationalities have been largely ignored which developed resentment giving rise to long civil war continuing till today.
Press Release: NLD government Must Protect Rohingya People
16 May 2016
We, the undersigned Rohingya organizations express our serious concern that the security, honour and dignity of the Rohingya population continue to be at stake due to growing anti-Rohingya sentiment at the behest of the powerful and influential groups in the Myanmar.
We are worrying that the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) government seems to have inclined to yield to the demand of the extremists calling for “Rohingya ethnocide”. Following a protest in late May in Yangon by about 300 ultra-nationalists, including Buddhist monks, publicly denouncing the United States of America for using the word Rohingya, the Myanmar Foreign Ministry, headed by State Counselor-com-Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, had surprisingly advised foreign embassies in Myanmar avoid using “Rohingya”, although the Rohingya people have the right to self-identify.
- ARNO condemns the shameful lies of the Sn. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing
- Support justice for the Rohingya at the ICC
- Press Release: UN Commission of Inquiry Most Urgent
- Joint statement: Criminal Atrocities Increased Against Rohingya for Rejecting Green Card
- Declaration of the 2nd European Rohingya Conference
- PRESS RELEASE: Appeal to search and rescue the abandoned people in distress at sea
- Press Release: Save Rohingyas from the hands of the human traffickers and greedy exploiters
- PRESS RELEASE: STOP INTIMIDATION TO BANGLANIZE ETHNIC ROHINGYA
- ARNO welcomes the UNGA’s resolution to grant full citizenship and ethnic rights to Rohingya
- Deafening silence over Rohingya issue