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U Rakhine :

Nowadays, over 90 to 95% of Maungdaw population are Muslims (Rohingyas)as thousands of Rakhines have fled to cities and towns in the south after hundreds of Rakhines were massacred by Muslims in 1942. Who are the real suppressors? The original Rohingyas are just a handful and the illegals are 10 fold.

Oct 16, 2016 04:09 PM

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U Rakhine :

The world should know the history of Rakhine State before making accusations. Before the British annexation of Burma, there might be a few thousands of Rohingya along the order areas like Maungdaw. But in the following decades, no one knows exactly how many thousands of Bengalis crossed the narrow channel to the unguarded porous fertile land in Rakhine to escape famine and poverty. These people multiplied into a million and are now calling themselves Rohingyas.

Oct 16, 2016 04:04 PM

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AHMAD from Dhaka :

Dear U Rakhine,

I Completely Disagree with you. I believe the History is different. Please see what i have found in wikipedia.

"Early evidence of Bengali Muslim settlements in Arakan date back to the time of Min Saw Mon (1430–1434) of the Kingdom of Mrauk U. After 24 years of exile in Bengal, he regained control of the Arakanese throne in 1430 with military assistance from the Bengal Sultanate. The Bengalis who came with him formed their own settlements in the region.[39][40]
A coin from Arakan used in Great Bengal, minted 1554/5.

Min Saw Mon ceded some territory to the Sultan of Bengal and recognised his sovereignty over the areas. In recognition of his kingdom's vassal status, the kings of Arakan received Islamic titles and used the Bengali gold dinar within the kingdom. Min Saw Mon minted his own coins with the Burmese alphabet on one side and the Persian alphabet on the other.[40]

Arakan's vassalage to Bengal was brief. After Sultan Jalaluddin Muhammad Shah's death in 1433, Narameikhla's successors invaded Bengal and occupied Ramu in 1437 and Chittagong in 1459. Arakan would hold Chittagong until 1666.[41][42]

Even after gaining independence from the Sultans of Bengal, the Arakanese kings continued the custom of maintaining Muslim titles.[43] The Buddhist kings compared themselves to Sultans and fashioned themselves after Mughal rulers. They also continued to employ Muslims in prestigious positions within the royal administration.[44] The Bengali Muslim population increased in the 17th century, as they were employed in a variety of workforces in Arakan. Some of them worked as Bengali, Persian and Arabic scribes in the Arakanese courts, which, despite remaining Buddhist, adopted Islamic fashions from the neighbouring Bengal Sultanate.[44] The Kamein, who are regarded as one of the official ethnic groups of Myanmar, are descended from these Muslims.[45] Also during the 17th century, tens of thousands of Bengali Muslims were captured by Arakanese raiders—with some serving in the king's army, others sold as slaves and others forced to settle in Arakan."

Nov 19, 2016 03:50 PM

richard147 from San Francisco :

The so-called Rohingyas are using the human rights tactic as shield.
Events have been well witnessing that Rohingyas or Bengali Muslims are definitely creating instability of the country and committed crime against humanity!
They are only thinking to make population grow, relocating into other countries for the propagation of Islam.

Oct 11, 2016 12:37 AM

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