8 June 2012
Residents in Maungdaw Township of Rakhine State are now fleeing from the homes as Rohingya terrorists are setting fire to the houses.
Local people are requesting immediate security measures to control the attacks, according to the reports of residents.
Thousands of Rohingya have been carrying out arson attacks to the houses near town hall of Maungdaw starting from the today evening. About 200 policemen took security measures for the violence, and it is difficult to control the situation, a resident said.
According to the reporting until 3:50 pm, Rohingya terrorists are setting fire to the Bohmu Village in Maungdaw Township. However, security forces have not fire on the terrorists.
When the Eleven Media telephoned the Rakhine State Police Office to ask about the latest arson attacks of Rohingyas, the responsible person replied that they had not get detail information.
Most of the phones in Maungdaw Township cannot be contacted at present.
According the updated reports, 30 houses of Rakhine people in Bohmu Village of Maungdaw Township were burnt. Unidentified sources said 3 persons were killed in the incident.
“This is a terrorist attack. It cannot be neglected. Despite all the citizens have the rights of religious freedom, Rohingya people are not involved in 135 Myanmar national ethnics. According the 1982 Burma Citizenship Act, the nationalities who have settled in the country before 1824 are only regarded as the national ethnics. Migrants who infiltrated into the country after 1824 are not the local residents. Therefore, Rohingyas are not the national ethnics. As successive government officials favoured and issued them national registration cards by taking briberies, they are acting as the over-indulgent persons. Due to the control of Rakhine ethnics, they could not widely spread until now. The prevailing attacks mean insulting the hosts by the guests. This is a terrorist attack,” said a responsible person of Rakhine Ethnics Development Party.
Although the Eleven Media Group telephoned Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Zaw Kir Armat (a) U Aung Zaw Win to ask about these attacks, he cannot be contacted until now.
Security forces are protecting 14-burnt Rakhine villages, according to Facebook of an officer in the Presidential Office.
“I entirely condemn this terrorist attack. The concerned persons must rebuild the houses of victims in these arson attacks. The government should take legal action against these terrorists. We cannot accept anarchy. Religious and ethnical affairs were misused in these crimes. I want to suggest that the incident shows that the government needs to promulgate a firm and solid immigration law. Illegal migrants have negative impacts on the local citizens, and these infiltrations may fuel problems among the citizens. Moreover, a law should be enacted to protect all Arakanese people, not the Bengali there. There are multi-colored religions in Rakhine State. Therefore, I suggest the government to enact a law to protect the culture of Rakhine State” said Ko Mya Aye of the 88 Generation Students Group.
According to the reporting of Maungdaw resident, a male died and a doctor was seriously injured in township hospital due to the attack. Security forces are taking place in the towns and the burnt Bohmu Village.
The 88 Generation Students Group made a press release on 8 June evening on the arson attacks in Maungdaw Township.
During the press release, Ko Ko Gyi, one of the group leaders, said that Rohingyas are not Myanmar nationalities, that there may be some foreign incitements, that this incident may threaten the sovereignty of the State, that this is not the problem between the Islamists and the Buddhists.
Security forces are ordered to shoot terrorists to control the situation.
A police officer said the Eleven Media that crimes of violence continue in wards of Maungdaw until now, that 200 police forces are trying to control the situations and that they have informed the incident to the army.
Rakhine people are now taking shelters in Buddhist monasteries from the attacks. There are about 10 Buddhist monasteries in Maungdaw and the local residents are protecting the monks.
At the moment, Bengalis are setting fire on Aung Bala Village in Maungdaw Township. There is no enough force to control the situation there. Despite the army has approached to the town, they have not entered yet.
Police and army are taking security measures to save lives and to safeguard rule of law in Rakhine State, especially in Maungtaw, Buthidaung townships, etc., according to the Facebook of an officer from the Presidential Office.
Clashes broke out between Rakhine people and Bengalis in Dat Village of Maungtaw Township at 6 pm, and the number of injured persons is yet to be known.
A Buddhist monk in Maungdaw Township said that the sounds of gunshot are heard in the town and that Bengalis set fire on 17 Rakhine villages. They worried about Rakhine people who are living along the border area of Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Three villages include Thayay Konebaung of southern Maungdaw Township were blazed, and the numbers of the dead and the injured persons are yet to be known, according to the resident.
Authorities are discussing to issue the Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Curfew), according to a lawyer in Rakhine State.
According to the report of Rakhine State Administration Office (Information), the security forces have successfully controlled the terrorist attacks in Maungdaw Townships. They announced that it is expected to prevent more serious situations. The Rakhine State Administration Office is based in Sittway Township and the situations are reported to them about in Maungdaw Township until 7 PM.
8: 54 PM
The township General Administration Department imposes a dusk-to-dawn curfew (Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code), the Facebook of an officer from the Presidential Office mentioned at 8:40 pm.
According to the Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, it is not allowed to gather five or more than five persons along the streets of municipal area, public roads and streets, parks and mosques in Maungtaw Township, and no one is allowed to go outside between 18:00 pm and 06:00 am in the town, the officer’s Facebook stated at 8:46 pm.
The Facebook of the officer from the Presidential Office at 8: 35 said:
“According to the reports on arson attacks in Bohmu village in Maungdaw incident, the list of the dead and the injured are:
(1) Dr. Khin Maung Latt (Aged 63- stabbed at the belly)
(2) Daw Than Yi (Aged 57-hacked at the head)
(3) U Kyaw Hla (Aged 78-hacked at the head)
(4) U Thein Zaw (Aged 36-hacked at hands and legs)
(5) U Hla Maung (Aged 65-10 cuts at the head and little finger and died)
The injured persons were sent to Maungdaw Hospital, and another three persons died there.
During the news programme of state-owned media broadcast at 8 pm, nothing was announced on Maungtaw incident. But it was informed that three criminals who committed rape, murder and robbery cases to a girl in Kyaukmawni Village of Rakhine State were taken to the court.
State-owned media 9:05 pm aired the announcement of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (curfew) in Maungdaw Township.
“The situations in Maungdaw Township are very serious. The problem should be solved by legal procedures. We do not accept anarchic actions. Security forces concerned should settle the problem systematically. We must control the situation not to spread. If the problem becomes bigger, it is possible to result in series of cases. I warned the possibility of problems in Maungdaw after the case of Sittway. These attacks would seriously threaten to Arakanese people not only in Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships, but also in some areas with minority of them. The government has responsibilities to calm down the worries of these people. In the future, the security of border area in Rakhine State should be taken by Rakhine people, and that of Shan State by Shan people. Paramilitary forces should be organized to safeguard the security of respective areas. The government should allow more security plans. We will also submit these plans to the parliament. If this incident is similar to massacre of 1942 which was intentionally plotted, the persons behind the curtain are responsible for the consequences. Security persons, international figures and religious leaders should not neglect the case. They should cooperate in solving this problem,” said Chairman Dr. Aye Maung of the Rakhine Ethnics Development Party said at 7 pm the Eleven Media Group in Sittway Township.
A resident reported that arson attack is occurring at 9:45 pm in Sanpya Ward in Maungdaw Township, two sounds of gunshots were heard and flames are seen until now.
A resident said at 10 pm that security forces are warning the Bengalis who are attempting to enter Maungdaw Township after setting fire on nearby villages.
About 200 Bengali Rohingyas at 9:30 pm surrounded a police outpost in Khayay Mying Village of Maungdaw Village. They retreated back after the sounds of gunshots.
The military forces are taking place in Maungdaw Township, a resident said at 10:15 PM. The locals are hiding themselves at the safety places.
Bengalis in Bumal Village attacked the Mingan Village near Sittway University at 9:45 pm. Four Mingan villagers were injured and one was sent to Sittway hospital. The situation has calmed down as the security forces have arrived in.
June 9 8:30 AM
Photo shows violence in Rakhine State on 8 June Aftenoon
A scene being set fire at Tha Zin Guest House near Maungtaw City Hall at about 2 pm on 8 June.
A scene being set fire near the junction of Clock Tower of Maungtaw City Hall at about 2 pm on 8 June.
Dr. Khin Maung Latt who was stabbed, receiving medical treatment at Maungdaw People’s Hospital
Dr. Khin Maung Latt who was stabbed, receiving medical treatment at Maungdaw People’s Hospital and wife
9 June 2012
Victims of sectarian arson attacks in Maungdaw have taken refuge in Rakhine villages including Ahle Villagem, Dat Village and Wimala Village. Those who were injured in the attacks on 8 June are still being sent to Maung Daw Hospital. Security forces have already taken control of Maungdaw while Bangali Rohinja are stilling gathering in their villages.
A GTC student was murdered near the stadium at the center of Sittway. The case is still under investigation.
According to local people, everything is quiet in Maungdaw, and the township development affairs committee has cut off water supply to the town as Bangalis poisoned the lake used to supply water to the town. The Eleven Media Group is still trying to confirm the report. The stabbed bodies of two female teachers from Khayegonbaung Village arrived at Maungdaw hospital. The army is trying the protect Maungdaw outside the town.
Police forces and border guards in Maungdaw have been reinforced by five army battalions, and six navy ships have been sent to the border, according to the face book page of a presidential official.
Army troops are carrying out search operation for those who are hiding in the forests and mountains after fleeing their villages last night. Up to 1.10 am, a total of 386 houses, 19 shops, a guest house were destroyed during the violence, according to the facebook page of a presidential official.
Rescue camps for victims of the sectarian arson attacks have been set up in a philanthropic school, Aungmyaybawdi Monastery and Baho Monastery.
The GTC student who was murdered near the stadium in Sittway is identified as first year GTC student Ko Tun Myint Aung (23). The cause of his death is still under investigation. A helicopter flied over Sittway at about 8 am.
The president is scheduled to make a speech on state-owned television.
Villages burnt down on 8 June evening include:
(1) Nanthataung Village
(2) Thayagon Village
(3) Thinbawhla Village
(4) Tayein Village
(5) Kyeinchaung Village
(6) Ngakhuya Village
(7) Kapataung Village
(8) Doetan Village
(9) Chanpyin Village
(10) Zayatoat Village
(11) Aungmingalar Village
(12) Bandoola Village
(13) Kyikanpyin Village in northern Maungdaw, and
(1) Thayikonbaung Village
(2) Mawyawadi Village
(3) Hsinmakyat Village
(4) Oodaung Village
(5) Waithali Village
(6) Four model villages in southern Maungdaw.
Zaw Ma Dat bridge on the way to Maungdaw was also destroyed by Bangalis.
The following is the accounts written on the facebook page of a presidential official.
A mob of about 300 launched an arson attack in Ward-4 in Maungdaw. Four houses and Thazin Guest House were destroyed.
A mob of about 300 launched an arson attack in Ward-5. Four houses were destroyed.
A mob of about 700 on their way to Maungdaw were stopped at Zaw Bala Bridge were border guards. About 400 of them withdrew. The remaining 300 entered Maungdaw through paddy fields.
14:30 to 15:00
A mob of 200 set Thayekonbaung Village on fire. A total of 103 houses were burnt down.
Shwe Yin Aye Model Village was set on fire and looted. A total of 67 houses were burnt down.
Nyaung Chaung Market in Maungdaw was set on fire and looted. A total of 19 stalls were burnt down.
Khayay Myaing Model Village, Bawdigon Village, Kinchaung Village, Kanthaya Village and Kanpyinthazi Villages were set on fire by mobs of about 300 each. About 200 houses were burnt down.
A mob of 300 surrounded Aungbala Village. The mob fled the village when Local police force shot warning fire.
A mob of about 300 surrounded Ooduang Village and fled when warning shots were fired.
A mob of about 200 to 300 surrounded Pyatha and withdrew.
A mob of about 300 approached Ward-5 and fled when warning shots were fired.
Coast guards found three trawlers docked at section 7 of the coast.
Mawyawadi Police Station was burnt down.
Waythali Village near Inspection Gate-3 was surrounded by a mob of 300. Five houses were set on fire.
A mob of about 200 between Ward-4 and Ward-5 withdrew after police fired warning shots.
9 June 2012
A mob of about 100 in Ward-3 was dispersed by warning shots.
An arson attack was thwarted in Ward-4, Bohmu Village.
A mob of about 200 surrounded Waithali Village and fled when warning shots were fired into the air.
Two air force helicopter rumored to be carrying the defence minister arrived in Maungdaw.
A presidential official denied on facebook that the president was scheduled to make a speech to the nation. He said on his facebook page that the violence was handled according to rules and regulations, and order had been restored in Rakhine State.
He wrote union ministers concerned, high ranking military officers and deputy ministers had arrived in Maungdaw.
The house of Maungdaw correspondent of the Eleven Media Group was also destroyed along with other houses of Rakine nationals. The EMG has promised K 2 million for the correspondent, and another 2 million for the people whose houses were destroyed during the violence. Those who wish to donate cash for the region can contact Rakhie State Government, it was learnt.
The EMG will send a news team led by a senior reporter to Rakhine State to publish the news. The EMG has also arranged to publish the news from its correspondents.
Defence Minister and Chief State Minister visited Maungdaw Township Hospital at 12:30 pm. Four injured persons including Dr. Khin Maung Latt and his wife Daw Than Yi will be taken to Sittway Township Hospital.
According to the official announcement of Information Ministry, 7 dead, 17 injured and 494 houses, 19 shops and 1 guest houses were destroyed due to the violence.
Homeless people caused by violence in Maungdaw Township are being safeguarded at three rescue camps temporarily set up at three Buddhist monasteries. The fleeing people are provided with 3.3 tons of humanitarian assistances by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, and over 2 tons of clothes in 50 packages by the Ministry of Defence. 32 medical personnel of Ministry of Defence and 10 employees of Ministry of Health are also providing healthcare services. For peace and prevalence of law in Maungdaw Township, Union Defence Minister Lieutenant General Hla Min, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Hla Maung Tin, Commander of Western Command Brigadier General Ko Ko Naing and Deputy Minister U Phone Swe of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement are closely supervising the rehabilitation programs.
The Presidential Office website stated organizing of the Maungdaw Township Peace and Rehabilitation Supervisory Committee.
The seven executive members in this committee are U Aung Gyi (Border Area Immigration Administrative Headquarters) as Chairman, Senior Police Officer Myo Win (Maungdaw District Police Force), U Myint Than (Maungdaw District Law Officer), U Win Sein (Maungdaw District Immigration Department), Dr. Kyaw Maung Maung Thein (Maungdaw District Senior Surgeon), U Aung Thet Shay(Maungdaw Township Municipal Officer) and U Aung Myint Soe (Mungdaw District Administrative Officer).
With regard to violence in Rakhine State, the National League for Democracy Party and Allied Ethnic Leaders Group made a statement.
The situations in Buthedaung Township are stable and Rakhine people nearby villages such as Thabaiktaung and Kinmachaung are fleeing from their homes by boats and cars to seek secure places in Buthedaung Township. Moreover, the security forces are making patrols and the army is taking the positions at the strategic positions.
Due to the riots in Sittway and Maungdaw townships, daily passenger vessels plying from Sittway to Maungdaw did not make their journeys on 8 and 9 June.
About 300 Rakhine People were gathering at the Dhanyawadi Buddhist Missionary Monastery near the eastern stairway of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. And they are now going up to platform of the pagoda in by carrying placards written ‘Save Arakan’ and ‘Protect all the nationalities’.
Myanmar navy boats have been patrolling along the country’s maritime territory starting from the morning, according to the report of State media.
About 100 Rakhine people fled from the villages of southern Maundaung Township to the Arkarpyan Mountain.
In Yangon, about 300 Rakhine people circled around the Shwedagon Pagoda clockwise on the platform of the pagoda by carrying placards written ‘Save Arakan’ and ‘Protect all nationalities’. After worshiping the pagoda, they shared merits to the dead in riots by keeping silent for five minutes.
Security forces fired warning shots to about 400 Bengali Rohingyas who were attempting to penetrate into Sittway, the city of Rakhine State. As their approaching target was so close to the apartments of academic personnel of Sittway University, authorities relocated them to more secure places in the town.
Three Rakhinese houses were burnt down by Bengali in Mingum Ward of Sittway Township at about 7 pm.
The situations are stable in Maungdaw Township due to the curfew. More people arrived in rescue camp in the evening.
10 June 2012
Raw Shi (a) Htet Htet who raped and killed Ma Thida Htwe of Kyauknimaw Village allegedly committed suicide in the jail at 9:30 pm on 9 June.
Bengali Rohingya mobs are surrounding police outpost near Maung Ni Village of southern Maungdaw Township at 10:20 AM this morning, and that security forces are heading to there, according to a Maungdaw resident.
Bengalis are throwing with stones from their homes to security forces and Rakhine people on the streets. Although the numbers of people in rescue camps are yet to be known, it is estimated to be thousands. Rescue camp opened at the No.1Basic Education High School is now sheltering over 1,000 people.
Bengali Rohingyas are trying to burn 14 Mingan Ward in northern Sittway Township. Security forces are trying to stop them.
13 and 14 Mingan wards are adjacent to Dau Pyin Village of Bengalis. Although security forces are firing warning shots, they are still gathering outside their village.
The mobs are attempting to burn down the wards where enough security forces do not exist. When the security forces come in, they step back. But they try again for arson attack when the security forces move to other place.
The 3 multipurpose helicopters of air force land to Maungdaw Township to carry the injured persons, according to the report of Maungdaw residents.
Rohingya mobs stepped back from surrounding police outpost near Maung Ni Village of southern Maungdaw Township as the security forces arrived in.
A rescue camp is opened at the Four-Mile police battalion in Maungdaw Township. About 1,000 refugees flooded into the camp where enough foods are not available.
Activities of UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP, CARE, AZG, ACF offices in Maungdaw Township have been suspended since 8 June, and their employees were permitted to return to their homes.
Bengalis themselves set fire their houses in Shwepyar Ward in northeast of Sittway and adjacent to western Kaladan River. Then they fled by boats from there. 30 houses were burnt.
More Rakhine refugees arrived in Four Mile rescue camp in Maungdaw Township, reaching the total number to over 2,000. The well-wishers who want to make donation to these refugees may contact the following persons and phone numbers.
Ven. U Manisara (Alotaw Pyae Buddhist Monastery) – phone: 09 492 70939
Maungdaw Township Administrative Office – phone: 09 496 58437
Maungdaw District Administrative Office – phone: 043 5504
The rescue committee is organized at the General Administrative Department ofMaungdaw Township.
Due to the attacks of Bengali Rohingyas, three persons were killed in Thayay Konebaung Village, namely, U Chan Thar (Aged 40s), U Aung Thein Hla (Aged 50) and U Ba Toe (Aged 72), according to the latest reports.
Two persons were killed in Mawrawati Village, namely, U San Tun (Aged 38) and U Thar Toe Aung (Aged 60). Among five killed persons in Shwe Yin Aye Village, three of them are lay attendants of monasteries and the other two are villagers.
A monastery in Shwe Yin Aye was burnt down and a monk was also wounded by knife. Fled 15 monks arrived in rescue camp at Four-Mile police battalion.
There is no report of arrest for attacks of Bengali Rohingya in Maungdaw Township.
No to spread fire to Rakhinese houses, not only fire brigade but also Rakhine people are stopping fire at the houses of Bengalis which were set fire by themselves.
In Yangon, wishing ceremony was held by 400 Arakanese at the platform of Shwedagon Pagoda.
“The situations have not been stable in Sittway. Rohingyas are making attacks unguarded Rakhine villages. They resume attacks as soon as security forces left a certain place,” said a resident in Sittway Township.
Bengali Rohingyas are throwing stones at a police outpost situated at 12 mile south of Maungdaw Township. Security forces are firing warning shots.
A law officer said it is possible to issue curfew to control the situations in Sittway.
With regard to violence in Rakhine State, over 1,000 persons including Rakhinese, monks, Bamar and other nationalities held a wishing ceremony at the platform of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon at 12 noon 10 June.
They asked the government to search for the lost Rakhinese and to announce the death toll, to provide medicines and foods immediately and to protect the lives of Rakhine people.
They also asked the state media to mention that the riots in Rakhine State are caused by extremist Rohingyas, and to take legal actions against these attacks.
They also urged all the nationalities not to neglect this issue.
They also prayed for peace at the Thursday Astrological Post in front of northern prayer-hall.
Security forces seized three male Bengali Rohingyas entered Buthedaung Tsp via the exist to Maungdaw by pretending themselves as the females.
Presidential Officer mentioned about the situations in Sittway Township on his Facebook as the following.
03:00 hr 10 June- Mingan Ward (8/9)- Clashes occurred between 200 Bengalis and 200 Rakhine people. Security forces started warning fire. The crowd dispersed.(One Rakhinese house and one Bengali house were burnt.)
05:00hr 10 June-About 200 mobs approached to set fire to sports stadium in Mingan Ward. The crowd dispersed as security forces started warning shots.
08:45 hr 10 June- Rakhinese and Bengali mobs burned the houses of others. Police fired warning shots to disperse the crowd. .(Two Rakhinese house and three Bengali house were burnt.)
090:50 hr 10 June- Ten Bengalis burned a monastery in Mingan Ward (13). Police fired warning shots to disperse the crowd.(One monastery was burnt.)
010:40hr 10 June-About 200 to 300 Bengalis ignited Mingan Ward (15). Police fired warning shots to disperse the crowd.(One Rakhinese was burnt.)
010:45 hr 10 June- About 300 Bengalis destroyed three Rakhinese houses in Su May Village. Police fired warning shots to disperse the crowd.
011:30 hr 10 June- About 200 Bengalis besieged the Shwe Yaung Sone monastery. Policemen are still dispersing the mobs.
011:40 hr 10 June- Clashes broke out between 400 Bengalis and 150 Rakhinese at Duwamyang Village.
011:40 hr 10 June- 200 Rakhinese from Punna Island are not allowed to go to Sittway.
010:50 hr 10 June- Four injured Rakhinese were taken to Sittway Hospital (Not serious).
Fire is breaking out at Yit Nwe Su Ward in Sittway Township after a Bengali burned his house.
Curfew is announced to control the situations in Sittway Township.
Curfew is also announced in Thandwe, Ramree, and Kyaunkpyu townships.
It was reported known that eight Arakanese from Mingan Ward are taken to the Sittway Hospital. A responsible person of the hospital refused to confirm the news, according to the reporter of EMG.
A rescue camp is opened at the kindergarten of Buthedaung Township. About 800 refugees are accommodated there.
Bengalis set fire to Sanpya Village near Sittway Hotel at 3:40 PM. Most of the houses were burned down. The village is about 1,000 ft from the hotel.
Combined Peace Committee and security forces could timely settle the arguments between Bengalis and Arakanese in Kyaunkpyu Township at 2:30 pm.
Credit to : Eleven Meida Group (http://eversion.news-eleven.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=575%3Aupdated-timeline-of-situations-in-rakhine-state&catid=42%3Aweekly-eleven-news&Itemid=109)