Silent Genocide Campaign in Rakhine State - Thar Le Zwa သာလီစြ - Arakan Monitor

Thar Le Zwa သာလီစြ - Arakan Monitor

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Silent Genocide Campaign in Rakhine State

Sittway, 30 Oct. 2019
Dry season is starting from November to July next year. Myanmar Army known as Tatmadaw will lunch full scale of military offensive operations against Arakan Army in this dry season, an extension of on-going operation since January. It has been resorting all forces including air force, navy, infantries, police, and firefighters.

Many observers predict that Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) will be increased for fifteen hundred thousand, doubling from last dry season.

More human rights abuses including arrests, arbitrary detention, disappearance, forced labors, rape, arson, and extra judicial killing, in addition to already exceeded of abuses, will be constituted.

Since the military operation has been taken places in Rakhine State in January, 180 civilians are killed, 250 injured, and 400 arrested. Internally Displaced Persons are exceeded to 70,000. More villagers are taking shelters in this week due to the military clashes between Arakan Army and Myanmar army.

The army also burned down 32 villages in Rakhine State so far, after killing and driving out tens of thousands of Rohingya people in 2017.

International community and United Nations have urged both sides to restrain hostility and respect international humanitarian laws. But it seems no impact on the Myanmar army.

UN Fact Finding Mission has released its report of rights abuses and possible war crimes committed by Myanmar army recently and to bring the perpetrators to justice and possible war crimes. But the army leaders do not care that mush on UN calls.

Local people reported that more reinforcement troops are increasing in Rakhine State recently. They are starting full scale of military operation again. The results are predictable that civilians will get more harms, especially children, women, and elderlies. 

Myanmar Armed Force Commander in Chief Snr Gen. Min Aung Hlaing gave speech at the anniversary of Nationwide Ceasefire ceremony in which he told the audience, action of Arakan Army is inappropriate with democracy norm, and Tatmadaw will not sit down and watch it.

His remark is revealing he will reinforce excessive forces in Rakhine operation when Myanmar government is having dialogue with the Arakan Army.

There is no sign of ceasing hostility towards the Arakan Army by the Tatmadaw. There will be no peace by military solution.

Its “4-Cut” tactics and targeting civilians is surely to lead more civilian casualties.

Arakan community in Japan protested in front of the Myanmar Embassy recently and urged Aung San Suu Kyi to review her order to the army to use helicopters to fight against AA. The protesters are concerned a “quiet genocide” campaign is going on in Rakhine State, it is true fact that Myanmar army is committing war crimes and conducting genocide and ethnic cleansing campaigns against the Rakhine people. Ref: Arakan News

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