KPN Press Release: New report debunks “terrorist attack” pretext for Burma Army operations against Rohingya

November 22, 2018

New report debunks “terrorist attack” pretext for BurmaArmy operations against Rohingya

A new report by Kaladan Press gives a detailed account of theBurma Army’s August 2017 “clearance operations” in the large fishing village ofAlethankyaw in southern Maungdaw, uncovering new evidence that the operationsagainst the Rohingya were carefully pre-planned, and not a response to“terrorist attacks” on August 25, as claimed by the Burmese government.

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The Killing Fields of Alethankyaw

The centuries-old fishing community of Alethankyaw in southern Maungdaw is one of hundreds of Rohingya villages attacked and razed by Burmese government security forces during their brutal “clearance operations” that began in August 2017 and which drove over 720,000 refugees into Bangladesh.

The government maintains that the operations were in response to coordinated “terrorist” attacks on August 25
on thirty police posts, including in Alethankyaw, and that villagers burned their own houses and fled. But this report, based on in-depth interviews with thirty refugees from Alethankyaw, including fishermen, farmers, shopkeepers, housewives and teachers, tells a very different story: the nine-day assault by the Burma Army on their village was carefully pre-planned and implemented, and the 1,000-strong “terrorist” attack on Alethankyaw as described by the government did not and could not have happened.

The report “The Killing Fields of Alethankyaw,” based on eyewitness testimony, exposes systematic preparation and execution of the operations by government forces, using military infrastructure built up along the western edge of the Mayu mountain range since 2012 and Kaladan Press gives a detailed account of the Burma Army’s August 2017 “clearance operations” in the large fishing village of Alethankyaw in southern Maungdaw, uncovering new evidence that the operations against the Rohingya were carefully pre-planned, and not a response to “terrorist attacks” on August 25, as claimed by the Burmese government.

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တုန္လႈပ္ေျခာက္ျခားဖြယ္ရာသက္ေသမ်ား – ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာအမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားကို ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္က ဖိႏွိပ္ရက္စက္ပံု အေသးစိပ္ အစီရင္ခံစာ

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တုန္လႈပ္ေျခာက္ျခားဖြယ္ရာသက္ေသမ်ား – ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာအမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားကို ျမန္မာစစ္တပ္က ဖိႏွိပ္ရက္စက္ပံု အေသးစိပ္ အစီရင္ခံစာ ရခိုင္ျပည္နယ္ ေျမာက္ပိုင္းတြင္        “ နယ္ေျမရွင္းလင္းေရး” လုပ္စဥ္ ျမန္မာလုံၿခံဳေရးတပ္မ်ားက  က်ဴးလြန္သည့္ တုန္လႈပ္ေျခာက္ျခားဖြယ္ ဖိႏွိပ္ရက္စက္ပံုအေသးစိပ္ကိုဒုကၡသည္ ရိုဟင္ဂ်ာ အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ား၏ ေျပာျပခ်က္မ်ားကိုအေျခခံထားသည့္ အစီရင္ခံစာသစ္ျဖစ္သည္။

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Annual school ceremonies held in Rohingya refugee camps

The annual school ceremonies were held at Nayapara and Kutupalong official refugee camp of Ukhiya and Teknaf upazila under the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, Shabbir, a refugee from Nayapara camp said.

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Camp in charge delivery his speech in the event

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More than 1.4 million Yaba seized in Buthidaung

Buthidaung township administration office, Drug Enforcement Agency and custom had seized more than 1.04 million Yaba tablets from a Rakhine woman who was coming with Akyab bound boat – Aung Thu Hinn – to Buthidaung on December 31, 2015, said an officer from Buthidaung who denied to be name.

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Yaba in Aung Thu Hinn boat at Buthidaung jetty,  Photo: Police

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Arakan: An Un-decolonized Colonial Territory

By Aman Ullah

“Decolonization not only refers to the complete “removal of the domination of non-indigenous forces” within the geographical space and different institutions of the colonized, but it also refers to the “decolonizing of the mind” from the colonizer’s ideas that made the colonized seem inferior.”      Karl Hack (2008)

Arakan with an area of about 20000 square miles was long famous and widely known to Arabs, Dutch, Portuguese, and British traders as centre of international trade and commerce.  It is situated in the tri-border region between modern day – Burma, Bangladesh and India. Although it is made a part of Burma now, it had never been so in the past.
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