Burma Times Correspondent: March 09, 2015
A meeting of Rohingya community leaders painted a very grim picture of their life in the state capital to a visiting US delegation at Menji refugee camp on Saturday, according to our local correspondent.
Amin Sharif, Maulavi Mohiuddin, Noor Hossain, Iliyas and Noor Hossain spoke of the various problems faced by Rohingya Muslims in the area.
The Rohingyas said that they were denied treatment by local hospitals. When their women had been taken in a dire situation for medical care they have often been murdered in cold blood by Rakhine medical staff, they said.
They also spoke about not getting work as they were not permitted to go outside the refugee camps. They said they ate only once a day and often went without food altogether.
The Rohingyas were responding to questions put forward by the Americans.
In reply to their views on the 1982 citizenship law, they said that the legislation made them stateless and destroyed their communities.