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Bhadanta Sakkinda, 83, Passes Away

December 17, 2018

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This early morning at 3:20 am, Bhadanta Sakkinda, 83, passed away after a serious illness in the Public Hospital of Moung Taw, according to Gopaka. He was an abbot of Mro U Monestry in Moung Taw, a border town of Arakan.

He was a famous researcher of Arakanese History and he wrote many articles in the different magazines and numerous books in his life time. They are very interested and important in the Arakanese literature.

He was close to work with Bhadanta Wathawa, who is a writer of Rakhine Abhidham, and other researchers. He and his colleagues published and edited “The Light of Sasana” Magazine. And he also wrote his copious articles in the magazines: Rakhine Tamsong, Rakhine Magazine, Rakhine State Bulletin, and other local magazines. He published some books with the assistance of Rakhaine Thar Gree Sapi, owner by U Hla Myint in Rangoon, Burma.

 


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Burma Army Offensives, Arakan Army Defends

December 16, 2018

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According to the Publicity and Information Department of Arakan Army, the two armies between Burma Army and Arakan Army are continuously fighting in Arakan. The battles have engaged when Burma Army started his operation against the Arakan Army from September 9 to December 16, 2018. At least 20 battles have occurred, especially, in Northern Arakan-- Platwa, Kyauk Taw, Ponena Kyan, Buthi Toung, and Rathay Toung.

Today, the battles appeared two places: the one was between villages of Thoungdara and Htee Sey in Rathay Toung Township and another was between the two villages: Moungnyama and Kyanthara in Ponena Kyan Township. Local people said they heard a heavy gun fighting with explosion about 30 minutes. Two lorries of Burma Army were detonated by the land-mines of Arakan Army. At least 40 Burmese soldiers killed. Last week, similarly, 40 Burmese soldiers, including high ranking  officers were killed by ambush of Arakan Army when Burma Army boat derived up along the Sai Ton river in Buthi Toung Township.

When the Burma Army launched a major offensive against the Arakan Army, over 400 Burmese soldiers were killed—not yet be confirmed-- by Arakan Army, which are using of a modern guerilla warfare with arrange of sophisticated...

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337 IDP Need Help in Arakan

December 15, 2018

 

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Donation for IDP

At least 337 internally displaced people need humanitarian assistance in Ponena Kyan Township, Arakan. They evacuated from their villages to safety area due to concerns of their lives because of the fighting between Arakan Army and Burma Army. Currently, Burma Army has launched a major offensive against Arakan Army, one of the powerful revolutionary armed groups of Burma. 

They ,IDP, are temporarily taken shelter in upper Thum Pome Tan village, Ponena Kyan Township. Total people are 337: 239 IDP came from Kyauk Se Toung village, 42 people from Fa Wat Khaying and 56 villagers from Tha Broke Khaying. They have arrived since December 13, 2018.

According to Thungaha Kan La Rakkhita Social Organization and Mum Pra Township Cooperatives Organigation, They offered to the IDP with the 86 sacks of rice, 13 sacks of salt, 20 sacks of dried fish, and fish-pastes and oil and other. The IDP needs help  more food, medicine, warm clothes, and  blankets.

 


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Condemnation of Mrauk U Massacre and Unjust Arrests of the Oppositions by Myanmar Government

February 2, 2018

 


ARAKANESE SOLIDARITY (USA)

P.O. Box 837 Knightdale, NC 27545, USA
Tel: (919) 618-8505, (602) 349-6170, (716) 308-7640

January 31, 2018

Condemnation of Mrauk-U Massacre Committed by Myanmar Government
in Arakan State in Myanmar and The Unjust Arrests of the Oppositions

​The Arakanese Solidarity (USA) is the united voices of the Arakanese-Americans supporting the democracy and human rights in Myanmar. We are committed in monitoring and taking action against the government atrocities and discrimination on the ethnic minorities in Myanmar.
Firstly, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Myanmar police forces opened fire on unarmed Arakanese youth protesters who were protesting the authorities due to their unannounced banning of the previously permitted public event commemorating the 233rd anniversary of the fall of Arakanese Kingdom into Burmese Colony in 1784. The Myanmar police forces indiscriminatingly shot into the protesting crowd and slaughtered seven innocent young men and critically injured dozens others. The killing was absolutely unjustified and unlawful. It was a clear act of the violation of internal laws and human rights. We condemn this atrocity in the strongest term.
Secondly, there have been unlawful suppressions of the political opponents of the Myanmar Government starting January, 2018. Dr. Aye Maung, a Member of...

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The Statement of Regarding on Brutal Suppression and Unlawful Arrests of Dr. Aye Maung and U Wae Han Aung of Burmese Government in Arakan

February 2, 2018

The Statement of Regarding on Brutal Suppression and Unlawful Arrests of Dr. Aye Maung and U Wae Han Aung of Burmese Government in Arakan

We, Arakaneses American family in Arizona, would like to express our deepest condolences for seven protectors were inhumanly killed and twelve innocent people were seriously hurt by the police in Mrauk U on Tuesday 16, 2018. This incident occurred as a course of effect after banning to hold the 233 years remembering event of the Arakan Kingdom sovereignty fallen day.

Unexpectedly, we are too concerned of the arrests of Dr. Aye Maung, one of the Arakan national leaders, and writer U Wae Han Aung a.k. U Aung Kyaw Win in Sittway jail after speaking out of their opinions about states of Arakan in Rathay Toung on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Recently, they had filed with the charge under Section 17(1) of Unlawful Associations Act and 505 of the Penal Code during the appearing in the Rathay Toung court because they explained the current political situation of Arakan.

In addition, so called Arakan State government has arranged to file charges against Dr. Aye Maung, U San Hla Faw, and his colleagues, who were Ceremony Celebrating Committee of...

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China: Political and Human Rights Issues

August 17, 2016

Kyaw Tun      

08 Apr 2015                         

China: Political and Human Rights Issues

     People’s Republic of China emerges a new developed country in the world after its political and economic reforming. It has bloomed one of the super power countries in the region. However, China creates the problems with self-defeating and abuse of power: they occupied the Tibet; they occupied a part of India territory; they illegally proclaim to occupy maritime territory of South China sea; and they expend to build their influence into India Ocean via Burma and Siri Lanka. In fact, there are many political problems and human right issues are still happening in China.

     According to BBC News “How China Rule,” China has been ruled by Chinese Communist Party since 1949. The standing committee of politburo, the most important decision-making body, has controlled the rest of power. Politburo members are not elected through competitive election. All power of communist party stems from Politburo like a pyramid type of rule. Formally, party’s policies are centralization and totalitarian. No one allows criticizing any party’s decisions. If someone makes criticism against them, he or she has faced worse punishments, including arresting (“How China Rule”). China...

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The United Nations Need to Reform

August 17, 2016

Kyaw Tun     

0 6 May 2015              

The United Nations Need to Reform

            United Nations, the world largest international organization, was established on October 24, 1945 with the singing of five Great Power and 51 majority states. It was emerged as following of the Yalta Conference, Atlantic Charter, and League of Nations of World War 1, The United Nations was initiated by President Roosevelt declaration, on January 6, 1941, of Four Freedoms: Freedom of speech and expression, Freedom of every person to worship God in his own way, Freedom of want, and Freedom of fear.  The two leaders, Roosevelt and Churchill signed the Atlantic Charter on August 12, 1941. The Charter was eight basic principles, including “First, their countries seek no aggrandizement, territorial or other.” “Second, they desire to see no territorial changes that do not accord with the freely expressed wishes of the people concerned.” And “Third, they respect the right of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they will live, and they wish to see sovereign rights and self-government restored to those who have been forcibly deprived them…” According to Article 1 of the UN Charter, the purposes of UN are: to...

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WAO Donates $3065 for Flood Victims in Arakan

August 10, 2015

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WAO-USA:  U.S. based World Arakanese Organization, a 501 (c) (3) benefits not for profit organization, has made a contribution $3065 (3748000 Kyats) to flood affected victims in Arakan.

 Recently, WAO has donated $3065 for two social organizations: Mercy Serving Youth Social Providing Organization and Arakan Flood Victims Relief and Providing Committee (Rangoon), which is formed to collaborate relies effort by all main social organizations of Arakan. WAO offered $2025 (2,500,000 Kyats) for Mercy Serving Youth Social Organization on Sunday, August 2, 2015 and $1040 (1,248,000 Kyats) for Arakan Flood Victims Relief and Providing Committee (Rangoon) on Thursday, August 6, 2015.

World Arakanese Organization is so sad when the causing of flood in many parts of the Myanmar, including Arakan due to torrential monsoon rains in the aftermath of cyclone Komen. It continues to cause flooding in Arakan, leaving dozens dead, and thousands are displaced. Widespread flooding is affecting large areas of the Northern Arakan. The worst townships, especially, are Moung Taw, Buthi Toung, Kyauk Taw, Mrauk, and Mun Pra.

According to Arakan State government’s statistics, at least 61 dead, 85426 displaced and 16656 houses affected of flooding. And 4654 dead of cows and buffalos, 3057701 acre of...

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The 21Th Arakanese Water Festival Will Celebrate in NYC

July 10, 2015

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NEW YORK  In the summer period in U.S.A., a 21Th Annual Arakanese Water Festival will hold in New York City on July 19, 2015. According to Zaw Zaw Tun's social media Facebook, it is a Burmese communities outdoor event and its location is 100 W 84 St. between Columbus Ave and Amsterdam Ave. This is a amazing and wonderful event among the Arakanese and Burmese communities and everyone can join in this water festival. It has lots of fun and  led by Arakanese community in New York State. Yearly, Utica Arakanese community has performed with Arakanese traditional dances since 2005.


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31 Arakanese Social Organizations Send a Letter to ANP

July 10, 2015

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ARAKAN  For the purpose of national reconciliation, 31 Arakanese Social Organizations based in Rangoon unanimously send a letter  to Arakan National Party (ANP) Headquarters in Akyab (Sittwey ) and they have posted their statement regarding on ANP. Their letter represents  for 3144 people who are  signing for this campaign.

  

 

      

    

 


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