Protest on 17th September at Lakemba memorial park and Martin place, Sydney

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A peaceful demonstration was held on 17th of September 2017 at Lakemba memorial park, Sydney, Australia, was organized by Arabs community and another one was organized by the Bangladeshi community in Australia on the same day at Martin place to pressurize Myanmar government with the system of collective voice to stop ongoing genocide of innocent Rohingya people in Arakan state, Myanmar.

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Since Friday 25 September 2017 Myanmar military force, supported by local extreme Rakhine Buddhists and the government, who are allegedly claiming to be fighting armed Rohingyan forces, have been massacring and killing innocent Rohingyan Muslims. Al-Jazeera reported on the 26th of August that the Myanmar military forces are shooting indiscriminately at innocent Rohingyan civilians, including elders, women and children.

Recent reports have indicated that the situation has worsened in the past few days. Despite the

International Community’s pressure on Myanmar government, the genocide is still ongoing and villages

are being burned down every day in an attempt to systematically eradicate the Rohingya race.

A field worker for the Action Contre Le Faim (ACF), based in Buthidaung has reported the following.

 Around 9,000 to 10,000 innocent Rohingya civilians have been killed.

 At least 183 Rohingya villages have been burned down and satellite images are a clear indication

of this.

 More than 400,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh for survival.

 More than 200,000 Rohingyas are internally displaces, including a majority of them hiding in

forests and mountains without any food or shelter.

 The ACF field worker has reported to witness at least 2000 fleeing Rohingya men to be

slaughtered brutally.

We would like to stress the fact that fatality figures supplied by the Myanmar Government are

propaganda and biased. There is little or no access by independent media to the affected region. They

underestimate the deaths by a significant order of magnitude in order to deflect international attention.

The figures provided by Myanmar are not to be used at all as that would be a denial of genocide. We urge

the Australian Government and the International Community to immediately condemn and put an end to

this ongoing massacre of innocent Rohingya civilians.

The Myanmar Government are blatantly disregarding expressions of concern and condemnation by the

entire world. We urge that sanctions be put in place immediately in an order to pressurize the Myanmar

government to end the killings of these helpless Rohingyas, and also pressurize them to allow aid access,

media access and UN fact-finding mission access.

In the past week there have been demonstrations in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne to raise awareness

of this issue.

Given the emergency state for our people in Arakan State, Myanmar, we ask the Australian Government

to help us. These are the requests of the Rohingyan community in Australia.



 We urge the Myanmar Government to immediately stop the ethnic cleansing of innocent Rohingyas in Arakan state,Myanmar.

 We urge the UN to intervene and immediately end the massacre of innocent Rohingya civilians.

 We urge the Australian Government to immediately pressurize the Myanmar Government to end

the ongoing genocide of innocent Rohingyas.

 We urge the Bangladeshi Government to provide food and shelter to the helpless Rohingya

fleeing violence in Myanmar.

 We urge the UN to intervene and provide security for the surviving Rohingyas in Arakan State,

Myanmar.

 We urge the Myanmar Government to allow immediate aid access for the displaced Rohingyas in

Arakan State, Myanmar.

 We urge the Myanmar Government to allow independent media access into Arakan State,

Myanmar.

 We urge the Myanmar Government to allow immediate access to the UN fact-finding missions

into Arakan State, Myanmar.

 We urge the Myanmar Government that Kofi Annan’s peace treaty be implemented.

 We urge the Australian Government implement immediate sanctions on Australia’s Aid Program

to Myanmar, as part of the agreement was to maintain peace and stability especially pertaining to

ethnic tensions.

 We urge to increase the numbers of Rohingya refugees accepted into Australia.

 We urge to speed up the processing of refugees.

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