By Maung Zarni
Rohingyas are an official ethnic group of Myanmar.
If you think Rohingya are BENGALI read these 5 pages of the Burmese language article.
Tatmadaw or Myanmar Minister of Defence publications are LITTERED with the official references to Rohingya – identity, language, culture, history and politics.
Tell NLD leader Win Htein (Defense Services Academy Intake-5) Lameduck President Thein Sein (DSA-9) and Min Aung Hlaing (DSA-19) that their own Ministry of Defense publications are littered with the word “Rohingya”.
Tell the Rakhine racists that U Saw Oo, Ne Win’s war time famous Rakhine colleague was publishing officially articles about the Rohingya historical background, culture, language and customs.
Here is the English translation of the oath that the Rohingya leaders took publicly as reported in the Khit Yay (or Current Affairs) journal published by Myawaddy, the official publication of the Army Psych-War Division based in Rangoon managed by Rakhine U Saw Oo.
“After having renouned our Mujahideen/warriors” uprising against the State of Burma, we hereby register our trust and dependence on the State. In the name of Allah, we pledge our unwavering allegiance to it by promising never to join any future armed revolt against Burma.”
- July 1961
Read page 32, first. Then 28, 29, 30 and 31 (the last page of the news article).