5 April 2014
Burma Times: Maungdaw, western Burma- Two full loaded ships of army arrived in Kyein Chaung/Bolibazar village ,Maungdaw Township, through the Pyuma chaung (Pyuma) creek and the reason behind army arrival in different villages of Rohingya is out of expectation. No Rohingya can guess what the actual purpose of military arrival all of a sudden in different villages of Rohingya Muslim is. Currently,the condition of Rohingya is in dilemma because the security forces and government designated enumerators are collectively forcing Rohingya to self identify as Bengali.
Dr. Kyaw Maung Maung Thein and Dr. U Ko Ning who are the chairpersons of census enumeration went to the Rohingya villages and negotiated with the school teachers about to write the term Bengali in the census enumeration and neglected by the school teachers. As well as, the Rohingya leaders at once rejected when M.O.C commander and other security forces held a meeting with the school teachers, doctors and others Rohingya leaders in Maung Daw Township about to write the term of Bengali in the census enumeration .And then, the member of the parliament U Shew Maung and others Rohingya leaders were called by the Burmese authorities to go to the Naypyidaw for the negotiation about the Rohingya episodes.
The Burmese government and security forces are pressurizing the Rohingya in everywhere to self identify as a Bengali in the census. Many Rohingya are threatened daily during conducting census since Rohingya respondents absolutely not agree to write in Bengali in lieu of Rohingya and the enumerators including security forces abusively warn that those who disobey the rules issued by central government and state government on Benglization will be face unexpected charges after conclusion census conduct .