Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hidden agenda of so-called “Rohingya”

1. Parents are pure Chittagonian Bengalis, how can the children be so-called "Rohingya” .

2. No "Rohingya" during British time census records and Burmese census records,
therefore no "Rohingya” in Burma. British called them “Chittagonian Bengali” and they speak 100% Chittagonian dilects. They are pure Bengalis. From where the word "Rohingya" has come?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Who Are the Rohingyas?

A few weeks ago, it was announced on a broadcast of BBC Burmese program that aBurmese national of the Rohingya ethnic group had been granted political asylum inJapan. We should be pleased with this sign of the Japanese government’s humanitarian attitude towards people who could face various kinds of dangers in their homeland,including death, regardless of their race, religion or nationality. However what concerns me in this case, as a native historian of Burma, is the ethnicity of the so-called Rohingyas. Who are the Rohingyas? This issue has been a problem for Burma since it gained independence from Great Britain