We (members of the Rohingya Journalism project) have just had an online chat with a trusted Rohingya friend who we know personally and are in close contact with. He does not live in Burma but his family do, in the Arakan/Rakhine state. He has just received some very disturbing news.
I am pasting the chat here as it is very important.
Please share widely and send to governments, media, gov orgs and none gov orgs. We cannot sit by and let this massacre happen without trying to stop it.
RC = Rohingya Contact
Us = Us (a member of the Rohingya Journalism project group)
Online Chat Monday 25th March 2013
Latest news in Kyauk Taw, Rakhine State.
Military has ordered Rohingya (Zaila) Paikthe village to be prepared for 26, 27, 28th, March as Rakhine Terrorists has targeted to enter the village.
So, people are being unrest digging channels to take cover.
to be prepared?
where is that news from?
is there anything we can record like a flyer?
also what people are digging tunnels, rohingya? muslim? all?
Rohingyas from Kyauk Taw,
The news is from Paikthe village, Kyauk Taw Township, Rakhine State.
did it come to them on flyers or were they told?
My [removed for security] is from that village, I just contacted him.
Digging channel means ... trenches? To fight from?
but how was he told? In person? By who?
His [removed for security] are in Kyauk Taw.
I have just spoken to him.
yes. But who did they hear the warning from?
He said, yesterday, military came to the village and told villagers.
that Rakhine people are now targeting to approach village on 26th, 27th, 28th.
oh thank you. I am so sorry
they said, in this time, they can't really help Rohingya.
So, they asked people to be prepared
did they tell them to dig trenches?
People in the village had meeting and decided to dig.
They don't have ration, people are worrying for their food.
I am so so sorry
will try to get attention on it
More evidence regarding plans for a massacre:
Monk Wirathu's hate speech
Even More Disturbing Evidence of Imminent Massacre of Rohingya
Disturbing Evidence of 3rd Rohingya Massacre Imminent
Other tweets and reports of third massacre
Important tweet from @aungaungsittwe