Nobel Prize Winner and Myanmar Opposition Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, not only kept silence over the killing of Muslims of Myanmar (Burma), she also does not consider Burmese Muslims as "Citizens", and said Rohingya Muslims should be considered as permanent residents but not as citizens.
Speaking at London School of Economics meeting, she said Rohingya Muslims should be considered as permanent residents but not as citizens. During a press conference in Downing Street, she did not condemn the killings of Rohingya Muslims, instead she said, "Ethnic conflict plaguing the country" should be investigated and "dealt with wisdom".
Earlier on 8th June, Riot police fired on more than five hundred (500) young Muslim Rohingyas who were demonstrating peacefully in Myoma Kayandan Village to pay respect to ten (10) Muslims murdered in Taungup (Taunggoke) in Rakhine State, Myanmar, on 3rd June.
Burmese Government does not consider Rohingya Muslims as citizens and are hated by the Buddhists. Rohingyans have long demanded recognition as an indigenous ethnic group with full citizenship by birthright, claiming a centuries-old lineage in Rakhine. But the Government regards them as illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh and denies them citizenship.
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, said at a recent visit to Myanmar, discrimination against the Muslim Community, particularly the Rohingyas in Rakhine State, was the root cause of the violence, stressing the need for the authorities to take steps to address "long-standing issues of deprivation of citizenship, freedom of movement, and other fundamental rights" for the Rohingyas.
About eight hundred thousand (800,000) Rohingya live in Myanmar, according to the UN, which describes them as one of the world’s most Persecuted Minorities.
Timeline of Muslim Massacre in Myanmar recently
Eight (8) Muslim pilgrims along with one escort – a Muslim lady – and one helper, were killed in Taungup, at about 3:00 PM on 3rd June by a gang of hundreds of Buddhist Rakhines, according to a pilgrim who returned from Thandwe after seeing the eight (8) Muslim pilgrims.
The victims were Muslim pilgrims returning to Rangoon in a bus from Thetsa Masjid in Thandwe, Southern Arakan, on 3rd June. "The culprits were celebrating triumph spitting and tossing the wine and alcohol on the dead bodies lying on the road," said an eye witness.
"These innocent people have been killed like animals," said Abu Tahay, of the National Democratic Party for Development, which represents the country’s much-persecuted stateless Muslim Rohingya community.
Meanwhile, Rakhine Buddhists burned down a Rohingya Muslim village – Anauk Pin – in Rathidaung Township on 9th June at about 8:30 AM, where sixty (60) houses were burned down. Eight (8) Rakhines and eight (8) Rohingyas died.
Another Rohingya village – Muzardiya - was also burned down where two (2) Rohingyas were killed.
Similarly Rohingya village –Tharapin - was also burned down and most of Rohingya villagers were killed. These villagers are stranded between Rakhines villages and Mayu River.