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Rohingya Muslims Worldwide Ask OIC to postpone Supervised 2nd ARU Congress

The OIC can help the suffering Rohingyas, first they must come to grips with the reality of Myanmar/

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(NEW YORK) - The existence of the Arakan Rohingya Union (ARU) is vital at this point in time, as Rohingya Muslims are suffering and scattered; victimized in their home country of Burma, now called Myanmar, where a Genocide against Rohingya and other Muslims has created a diaspora of fleeing families over the course of the last year.

Their villages burned, their loved ones raped and tortured and murdered by the Buddhist '969' terrorists, the Rohingya, stateless people, continue to suffer under the jack boot of religious persecution. Buddhist terrorists are intent on eliminating all Rohingya Muslims, even the so-called peace leaders from the Buddhist ranks like Aung San Suu Kyi have stayed silent while people suffered.

The OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) continues to be a ray of hope for Rohingya Muslims, they have helped by providing assistance, however those goods have mostly been seized and redistributed, the Rohingya people, so many locked up in IDP (internally displaced persons) camps, receive less than ten percent of OIC's aid, the rest is stolen by Buddhist government officials who apparently want to starve the desperate Rohingyas.
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(1) His Excellency
Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu,
(The Secretary General)
The OIC – Head Office,
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
(2) Hon’ble Br. Talal Daaous
Director of Department of the Muslim Minorities and Communities,
The OIC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

(3) Respectable Ms. Dina Madani,
(Political officer)
Muslim Minority and Community Department
The OIC, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
(4) Mr. Harn Yawnghwe, the Director of EBO
(5) Mr. Wakar Uddin – DG-ARU
Date: July 03, 2013

RE: Worldwide Rohingyas’ Demand to postpone the OIC Supervised 2nd ARU Congress
to be held on 7th -8th July, 2013 led by Mr. Wakar Uddin in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia .
His Excellency
Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu,

Hon’ble Br.Talal Daaous, Respectable Ms. Dina Madani,

Mr. Harn Yawnghwe, and Mr. Wakar Uddin,

Assalamu Alaikum Wr. Wbr. (May Peace be on you)!

Having telephonic/Skype/G-talk/Yahoo Messenger and email communications with the worldwide Rohingya public and organizations from USA, Canada, EU, ASEAN, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE, KSA, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia in regard with the above under-lined subject,

I would humbly appeal and demand all of you mentioned above by names to postpone the OIC Supervised 2nd ARU Congress on immediate basis to be held on 7th -8th July, 2013 led by Mr. Wakar Uddin in Jeddah , Saudi Arabia not to divide the Rohingyas’ unity hardly earned by the efforts of the OIC/EBO in the past many years as this 2nd ARU Congress is being held without 14 VIPs of ARU who founded ARU and elected Mr. Wakar Uddin as ARU-DG whereas they are from among senior leaders, Council Members, Coordinators of ARU office bearers with various responsibilities. Moreover, Mr. Wakar Uddin has been misguiding the OIC and EBO in the last two years with false and fabricated information of ARU members.

The ARU 2nd congress without these 14 ARU members, half of the signatories of ARU declaration is meaningless and unjustifiable, unacceptable to the world Rohingyas in which Mr. Wakar Uddin invited only those people who supports him and ready to make him legitimate DG for future term.

Therefore we earnestly and fervently appeal to all you to postpone the 2nd ARU Congress on the basis of following justifiable reasons:

(1) First of all, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the efforts of Your Excellency as the Secretary General of the OIC, Br. Talal Daaous , the Director of Department of the Muslim Minorities and Communities, Ms. Dina Madani and Mr. Harn Yawnghwe, the Director of EBO for the historic convention of Rohingya leaders and help for formation of ARU in order to bring unity among the Rohingya Activists as well as peace, prosperity, and hope to the Rohingya people.

We are also very much thankful to the OIC and EBO for the continual working until today to save the Rohingyas and other Muslims of Burma through peaceful humanitarian and diplomatic means. We the suffering Rohingyas and Burmese Muslims need the help and assistance of OIC uninterrupted for our survival in Arakan and Burma as we are the victims of Genocide.

(2)The aimless and helpless Rohingya Activists/groups were scattered all over the world for years in disunity and lack of support from Muslim Ummah to spearhead the peaceful struggle of suffering Rohingyas, however, by the grace of Almighty Allah the OIC and EBO came forward with helping hand to unite the Rohingya leaders, activists and organization with strong OIC member countries’ resolution and finally, an umbrella organization in the form of Arakan Rohingya Union (ARU) was formed on 30th May,2011 with Representatives of 25 organizations and senior Rohingya leaders by the joint efforts of OIC and EBO which has become a symbol of Rohingya unity and legitimate Rohingya Rohingya Representative organization accepted by all Rohingyas in and out of the Country Burma.

(3)The ARU was formed and it declared to the world that one DG, a 10 member council and five Coordinators were elected and selected for a period of 18 months to carry on the ARU adopted policies and objectives as a team to prepare a Constitution of ARU for next 2nd Congress, registration of ARU as NGO in USA and work toward bringing all remaining Rohingya organizations under the umbrella of the ARU.

(4) Mr. Wakar Uddin, an unknown and new comer in Rohingya politics was introduced and elected as the DG of newly formed ARU with the majority votes of the participants in the historic Rohingya Convention with a new hope that he may be able to lead the suffering Rohingya nation’s justifiable cause for his Ph. D. degree as a Professor of one of American Universities, and as well as be able to forge unshakable unity among the Rohingyas and respective Rohingya organizations.

(5) After becoming DG-ARU, Mr. Wakar Uddin, he got two years to complete the objectives of ARU, however, he betrayed the trust and confidence of ARU office bearers, created disunity and division among the 25 ARU organizations, misused the power of DG and became a power monger and greedy dictator in the ARU. He never called a meeting of ARU council members and coordinators in two years, never consulted with ARU members who he seemed unsupportive or challenger, he has brought new people in ARU of his likes without any consultation and he never gave any opportunity to work as coordinators. He lied repeatedly to ARU members when he attended HD Center (Malaysia) Meeting with false representatives of ARU. There are many more harmful things he did as DG which is beyond explanation, even, he attempted to imprison and send to jail by police threatening one of ARU founders and members.

(6) When most of ARU office bearers and council members are fed up of the evil activities of DG-ARU, they tried to solve the problem with DG amicably through meetings, but, DG replied that without OIC consent he cannot call any ARU meeting for discussion mentioning OIC is the father of ARU. Finally two years passed and the ARU majority members requested the EBO Director Mr. Harn Yawnghwe to facilitate the ARU 2nd Congress with consultation of OIC. Mr. Harn Yawnghwe responded positively to help and support the holding of ARU 2nd Congress in Bangkok Thailand on 15th-16th June, 2013 so that, ARU can participate all Burma Ethnic Reconciliation Conference in Burma. Unfortunately Mr. Wakar Uddin sabotaged that program with the promise that he would arrange 2nd ARU congress in Jeddah, OIC (HQ) in July, 2013.

(7) Mr. Wakar Uddin was able to convince successfully the OIC to help and finance the 2nd ARU Congress in July, 2013 and he started to send invitations to ARU members only those who support him invited his cronies, relatives and friends so that he can be re-elected as the DG-ARU for next five years with his own prepared constitution, here is the list of 14 VIPs of ARU who were not invited by DG-ARU.

1. Nurul Islam (UK) – Founder member (One of the Senior leaders and Council Member)
2. Tun Khin (UK) – Coordinator (International Affairs)
3. Mohamed Ibrahim (Germany) – Member
4. Sayed Hussien (Norway) – Council Member
5. Dr. Abdul Hamid, Ph.D. (Malaysia) – Coordinator (Refugee Affairs)
6. Zaw Min Htun (Japan) – Council Member
7. kyaw Maung @ Shamsul Islam (Australia) – Member
8. Ko Ko linn (Bangladesh) – Council Member
9. Nurul Islam (Bangladesh) – Coordinator (Information/ Media)
10. Master Fayes (Bangladesh) – Member
11. Enamull Hoque (Bangladesh) – Member
12. Mohamed Rafique (Bangladesh) – Member
13. Imum Ahamed (Saudi Arabia) – Council Member
14. Ronny (Saudi Arabia) – Coordinator (Cultural and Education Affairs)

(8) In conclusion, I, representing the interest of the worldwide Rohingya public and their demand to postpone the forth-coming 7th-8th 2nd ARU congress for the benefit and greater interest of Rohingyas future so that the unshakable unity and legitimacy of ARU be maintained rescheduling a new date after Ramadan.

(9) Your utmost consideration about our grievances and un-satisfaction with current activities of DG-ARU (expired mandate) who has been misguiding the OIC office bearers and who has been practicing cronyism and selfishness with huge ulterior motives to become 2nd term DG disregarding the aforesaid 14 VIPs of ARU participation in the next congress is undesirable which may create further disunity and disintegration in ARU, so, please listen to our voice and concern.

(10) We are all Rohingyas, we respect the OIC, the great organization of Muslim Ummah representing 57 countries, we have nothing to complain about the activities of OIC in regard with Muslim Ummah, however, we find that some of OIC office bearers are misinformed by those who are frequently visiting the OIC, particularly, Mr. Wakar Uddin, so, we humbly request to all five of you to reschedule the 2nd ARU congress postponing the 7-8 July Congress so that OIC can unite all Rohingyas worldwide inviting all concerned Rohingya leaders, activists and organizations in the 2nd Congress, otherwise the ARU 2nd congress will bring harmful result for the Rohingyas and may be the OIC will be responsible for mishandling the Rohingya unity matters and wrong guidance.

May Almighty Allah save all of us from wrong doing and harming the interest of the world’s most persecuted Muslim Rohingyas who are a part and parcel of Muslim Ummah.

Your kind reply will be highly appreciated.

Thank you,

Mohiuddin Mohamad Yusof (aka) Maung Sein
(On beyarakanihalf of the worldwide persecuted Rohingyas)
New York, USA.
Tel: 1- 202-594-2548



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Mohamad July 8, 2013 6:00 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks Mohiuddin Mohamad Yusof. We are with you. It's enough that Mr Uddin has ruined the unity of Rohingya. He has no knowledge of Rohingya history and no credible experience. It's time for him to step down. We don't want dictator.

mohamad nurullah July 6, 2013 10:27 pm (Pacific time)

thankyou for wakar uddin,,

Mir Ahmed-Jeddah, Saudi Arabia July 5, 2013 11:45 pm (Pacific time)

Yesterday, I met with too many Rohingyas in Makkah, all of them against Dr.Wakkar, even named Dr.Bekkar. Therefore, I would like to request to Dr.Wakkar "to do as majority requested, not as you wants, should keep dignity as it was if not may divide our community in several groups".

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