Monday, September 25, 2017

MP wants to use label ‘Bengali terrorists’ in Rakhine

Bengalis that are involved in acts of terror in Rakhine State should be labeled as “Bengali terrorists”, a Tatmadaw MP Lieutenant Colonel Ye Naing Oo proposed on Wednesday at the Amyotha Hluttaw Meeting.

MP U Khin Maung Latt from constituency No. 3 of Rakhine State, also urge law enforcement authorities to identify and charge those terrorist groups in Maungdaw, Buthidaung, and Yathetaung under the Counter-Terrorism Law.

He urged the authorities to take special action so that the villages of the ethnics who fled their homes are protected and can survive.

“I want to propose that the people who are entering here from the Bengal region through various means should be designated as Bengalis, the terrorists should be labeled as Bengali terrorists and the groups as Bengali terrorist groups,” said Lieutenant Colonel Ye Naing Oo.

If the government and Hluttaw were to label them as terrorists, then assistance provided by international organizations, foreign and local organizations will be halted, the media’s propagandas services will stop and charges can be made under the Counter-terrorism law, he added.

The groups giving out aid include some organizations under the United Nations as well as INGOs, said the Tatmadaw MP.

“They [the terrorists] also have links to international terrorist organizations, so only when they were labeled as terrorists, assistance from international anti-terrorism organizations could be obtained, discussed the Tatmadaw MP.

“ If necessary, a report will be submitted to the United Nations Security Council, and aid going to the terrorist groups can be effectively prevented,” he said

Terrorist acts in Rakhine State had been ongoing since 2012, and there had been 192 deaths and 8,614 houses destroyed within 11 townships, said Lieutenant Colonel

Ye Naing Oo.