No wages for Rohingya vehicles for authority requisition in census period

Maungdaw, Arakan state: 15 – vehicles from Maungdaw was requisitioned by local authority to transport census processing groups- Enumerators , Supervisor, Immigration officers, village admin officers and security personnel- to their destination to collect census data which started from March 30 – April 10, yesterday evening, said Dil Mohamed, a driver from Maungdaw.

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No Rohingya joins census process for race term “Rohingya”

Maungdaw,Arakan State: The census processing groups – Enumerators , Supervisor, Immigration officers, village admin officers and security personnel- are not allowing the term Rohingya in the column of race, then all the Rohingya community in Maungdaw Township and Buthidaung township stop to join the census process today morning, said Halim, a Human Rights Watchdog from Maungdaw.

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Young Rohingya children hold placard of welcome to census processing group

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The statement of ARNO on the current situation in Arakan/Rakhine State, Burma Arakan

ARAKAN ROHINGYA NATIONAL ORGANISATION

Arakan, Burma
Press Release
(29 March 2014)

The statement of ARNO on the current situation in Arakan/Rakhine State, Burma Arakan

Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) has strongly condemned the attacks on international humanitarian aid workers by militant Rakhine mobs in Sittwe on March 26- 27, causing damages to their offices, residences, vehicles and properties under the pretext of disrespecting a Buddhist flag by a female staff of the Malteser International.

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HW Press release: Burma: Postpone Flawed Census to Avert Violence

Burma: Postpone Flawed Census to Avert Violence
Stop Further Attacks on Aid Workers in Arakan State

(New York, March 29, 2014) – Burma’s national government should postpone the planned nationwide census to prevent growing communal violence and attacks on the aid community, Human Rights Watch said today. At greatest risk are vulnerable Muslim communities and aid workers from international organizations.

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We will not register, if identify as Rohingya : Ye Htut, President spokesperson

Rangoon, Burma: “we will not register it, if a household wants to identify themselves as Rohingya,” said U Ye Htut, the president spokesperson told the reporters in a gathering – the president has met with representatives from every political party in Burma- at the Rangoon Divisional Parliament.

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UNFPA Statement on Myanmar Census and Violence in Rakhine State

UNFPA Statement on Myanmar Census and Violence in Rakhine State

Date: 28/03/2014

Press Release

YANGON—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is very concerned about the mob attacks on international NGO and UN offices in Sittwe yesterday, and supports the call by the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i.) on the Government to ensure the protection of the humanitarian and development community in Rakhine State.

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