All Comments for Myanmar Rohingya Treatment, China NGO Crackdown Among Top US Rights Concerns: Report

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Ko Ko Soe from Yangon :

Bengalis detained on Saungkauk Island
Navy vessels searched the area around Saungkauk Island (locally called Dei Oo Island) in Tanithayi Region on July 9, after it was discovered that many Bengalis have begun taking refuge there. The discovery was made when a Bengali migrant was rescued two miles northwest of the island on June 30 at 10pm.

The navy found 45 Bengalis from Bangladesh in the area on July 9, 49 on July 11 and eight on July 12.

Upon investigation, the Bengalis were found to be labourers from Bangladesh.

Three Bangladeshis living in Bangladesh persuaded the labourers to board a big ship near Coco Island in Bangladesh in May with offers of high salaries. They reached Saungkauk Island in early June. After 10 days living on the island, two brokers demanded more money from the workers to send them to Malaysia. They asked them to contact their families to ask for the money money. Those who got the money were sent to Malaysia on small ships.

The 102 detained Bengalis were transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs to be transferred to Bangladesh.

The military will continue to search the area around the island for migrants.

Jul 14, 2015 09:05 AM

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Su Su Khing from Yangon :

No Rohingya. They are Bengali. so-called Rohingyas are Bengali ethnic. They are not Myanmar ethnic.

Jun 27, 2015 09:17 PM

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Win Ko Naing from Yangon :

In the world have only Islam right! All Islamic leaders and Islamic organizations are doing only for there Muslim people right in the world. They do not like to understand many kinds and many communities’ people living together. Islam believe Allah is one (Reality Allah is nothing like Zero). So they want to grass other communities’ world people only thinking by Islam. Islamic fucker thinking it’s result also Zero. OIC Islamic country organization is doing their activities only none Islamic country’s there Muslim people. OIC do not do anything their activities in Islamic country and for Islamic country people. Many Muslim people die every day in Islamic country by war and by fighting themselves. OIC is Banker for Islamic terrorist. Every Islamic leader has also Islamic mentalities like Mr. Mahathir Mohamad talking only none Islamic country of the Muslim people. We can ask Why? Why? Why? Because Islamic leaders polities only for Islam. They are thinking only for communities west. We can see it many European country election. Sometime they are talking “Human right” but there thinking not human right that is only for “Muslim Right”. In Myanmar many different communities people have been living long time ago but here some people are migrate like Chinese, Hindu, Bangali, Napelis etc who are got white card. It is Myanmar Government policy no have right other country people to say anything this about. UN and other world Muslim leaders have not say anything anytime when Myanmar Government abuse other minorities people in Myanmar. But UN, OIC, Mr. Mahati Mahhamed and other Islamic leader why talking only about Bangali Muslim in Myanmar. It is not human right. It is only Islam right. In Myanmar Bangali Muslim are not Myanmar ethnic they came over crowd country from Bangladesh since (1950-2005). So-called Rohingya(Bangali) Muslims are not Myanmar ethnic in Myanmar.

Jun 27, 2015 09:14 PM

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Sarah Imran :

Rohingya, who are they & are they really being persecuted ? Watch to know: Do share to create awareness!

Jun 26, 2015 07:35 AM

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