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Joint Letter to the President Barack Obama

By 12 Rohingya Organizations Worldwide

Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, November 19, 2012


Mr. Barack H. Obama
(Honorable President of the United States of America)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington DC, 20500
United States of America.
Date: November 15, 2012
Dear Mr. President,
With the highest respect, we, the undersigned Rohingya organizations express our sincere appreciation for seeing a pragmatic and remarkable step of US President Mr. Barak Hussein Obama who is on the way to visit Myanmar and also taking part in the 21st Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), after his re-election for the second term of governing period, not only for the United States of America but for the whole world as efficient and realistic world leader.
We congratulate Mr. Barak Obama for landslide victory in his hard time and people supported struggle and good governance in the world. President Baraka Obama is a test model in changing the world through the establishment of peace, harmony, human rights, justice and freedom for all.
We are sure that President Obama would be able to set a framework in Burma during his visit in country side and meeting at the ASEAN Summit to legitimate Burma’s Democracy Roads by ending all kinds of discriminations against ethnic minority of Rohingya, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Chin and etc. who are particularly of non-state region practitioners.
We do believe that President Obama’s optimistic steps towards peaceful co-existence would impact on the policies of President Thein Sein who is currently ruling the country in critics and serious sensitiveness, while Rakhine terrorists and extremists have already brought him under utmost fire with sectarian violence and segregation. Influence of Rakhine terrorists in Myanmar Parliament and Ministries have already reached to a last step in easing democratic achievement through pre-planned liberation of Arakan from Burma through the systematic provocation of ethnic cleansing and crimes against innocent, defenseless and voiceless Rohingya population.
We have authentically identified the Rakhine chauvinists and culprits who attacked on the military construction force known as EG on 6th November 2012 in Northern Part of Maungdaw Township, wearing Muslim Codes and artificial beards in order to erupt new forms of violence against Rohingya population.
18 people, who were arrested by the military in northern Maungdaw Township with Muslim outfit suspect, are already proved with their acknowledgement of their memberships in Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) and forces of Arakan Army (AA). They were ordered by their leaders to liberate Arakan from colonialist Burma with a view to establish Rakhine Naingangtaw (Rakhine Independent Kingdom), which is an ultimate to step in erasing Arakan from the map of Burma.
In this regard, we appeal the President Obama:
1. To play vital role to help reaching a permanent end of current crisis of violence against Rohingya population in Arakan, and to restore peace and harmony among the genuine people of Arakan who have been living together there for generations;
2. To negotiate with Burmese President Thein Sein to cooperate international aid agencies in Arakan, uplifting intolerances and censorship in order to save the lives of the victims of segregations and violence in whole affected areas of Arakan State;
3. To stop all kinds of human rights abuses including meaningless family data collections of Rohingya populations to establish national status which is a creation of apartheid policy towards discrimination;
4. To establish bilateral dialogue in between both Rakhine and Rohingya communities of Arakan State, halting outside intruders with a view to ensuring their harmonious lives and to return to their homes and properties with honor and dignity;
5. To push the ASEAN body to protect Rohingya and Kachin ethnic minority groups who are one of the races of ASEAN indigenous groups in order to ensure peace and stabilities in ASEAN Region;
6. To keep US and UN monitory teams in Arakan State, particularly in Rohingya dominated areas to stop further attack and eruption of violence in Arakan State;
7. To enhance a proactive policy of ASEAN Observers for the victims of war in ASEAN Summit, particularly of the Rohingya, Kachin and etc. in Burma alike other member states of ASEAN as well;
This appeal is duly signed by the following Rohingya Organizations:
1. Rohingya Concern International (RCI) USA
2. Burmese Rohingya American Friendship Association (BRAFA)
3. Burmese Rohingya Association in Queensland of Australia (BRAQA)
4. Rohingya Muslim Organization (RMO), Bangladesh
5. Rohingya Youth Development Forum (RYDF) Arakan-Burma
6. Arakan Rohingya Organization-Japan (JARO)
7. Rohingya Arakanese Refugee Committee (RARC), Malaysia
8. Arakan Rohingya Ulama Council (ARUC), Malaysia
9. Human Rights Association for Rohingyas (HURAR), Malaysia
10. Myanmar Muslim Council (MMC), Saudi Arabia
11. World Rohingya Congress (WRC), USA
12. Ethnic Rohingya Committee of Arakan (ERCA) Malaysia
Thank you.
For further information, please feel free to contact:-
1) Shaukhat Kyaw Soe Aung @ MSK Jilani (Tel: 1+414-736-4273-USA)
2) Mohammad Sadek (Tel: +6016-309-4599-Malaysia
3) Hussain Juhar (Tel: +61409970073-Australia)








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