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THE CHUT PYIN NON-MASSACRE

by Rick Heizman, Feb 10, 2018 - updated June 25, 2019


According to Amnesty International: During the afternoon of August 27, 2017, the Myanmar military,
joined by BGP and local vigilantes who lived nearly, surrounded Chut Pyin, Rathedaung Township,
opened fire on those fleeing, and then systematically burned Bengali houses and buildings.
Amnesty International interviewed 17 Bengali residents of Chut Pyin, most of them on Sept 26.
According to AI and Fortify Rights: on August 27 around 2 PM, military troops joined by local
vigilantes and BGP surrounded the village. A witness said, “They came in very suddenly. They didn’t
say anything. And they just opened fire and set fire to houses. I saw it with my own eyes.” All 17
people interviewed described seeing the soldiers, BGP, and local vigilantes deliberately burn large
parts of the Bengali village during the afternoon, using petrol cans and matchsticks.
FR reported men and boys were herded into a hut and burned alive, and children as young as 6 were
beheaded in a “killing spree that ran five hours from 2 to 7 pm.” “After the Myanmar authorities and
local armed-residents left the village, Bengali survivors returned to the village to assess damage, at
great personal risk, and to count the dead. Survivors estimated the death toll be more than 200.”

As to be expected these days AI and Human Rights Watch say satellite imagery ‘supports’ the
witness accounts, when in fact this point has been abused greatly by jumping to unproven
conclusions as if it’s the word of God - satellite imagery cannot tell WHO started a fire - ARSA or Army
or Santa Claus.

The biggest problem with this seemingly solid account, from 17 ‘survivors’ is this:
The interrogations of captured ARSA militants, and villagers under the banner of ARSA,
who are from the Chut Pyin area villages, paints a far different description of events, in their own
words!1 Furthermore, these militants were captured on Sept 11, 2017, and were interrogated on Sept
14 and 15, just over 2 weeks before nearly all of the Interviews, by HRW, FR, and AI.

So, the timeline is this:


1) Aug 26 - ARSA Militants and Bengali men gathered to launch their well-planned surprise attacks.
2) Aug 27 early morning - The initial attacks by ARSA during the very early morning of Aug 27.2
3a) Aug 27 morning - captured militants say after they attacked the Police Outpost in the early
morning they fled back to Chut Pyin and set in on fire, and fled with the villagers to Be Lar Mi, Auk
Nan Yar, and Ni Lin Paw, later in the morning, and throughout the day. Then all of the villagers
from those villages began to flee over the Mayu Mountains to Maungdaw and then to Bangladesh.
According to them, by 5:00 am on 28.9.2017, they were all on the way to Bangladesh.
3b) Aug 27 afternoon - Bengalis, HRW, FR, AI say: Around 2 pm Rakhine Buddhists Security Forces,
and local vigilantes came into the village of Chut Pyin. Well of course! The terrorists had to be
killed or captured, and they were shooting, ambushing, and laying mines. According to the
prisoners the population was already fleeing, and they had torched their own villages.

4) Sept 11 - Bengali ARSA Militants captured


5) Sept 14, 15 - Militants interrogated
6) Sept 26, 27 - Most interviews with Bengali ‘victims’ and ‘survivors’

1 Of the 50 prisoner statements that are translated so far, 5 of the prisoners are from the Chut Pyin area.
2 [Note: There were groups in some parts of Rathedaung and Buthidaung Townships ready to attack that did not receive
the command to attack in the early morning of August 25, 2017. They attacked either one day or two days later]
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The ACCOUNTS of 5 CAPTURED ARSA MILITANTS and VILLAGER AFFILIATES
(Mawlawi is the Bengali term for Imam, (F) = father, common to use for identification, (M) = mother)

1) Name: Ma Go La Mauk, 48, Be Lar Mi hamlet, Pauk Pin Yin, Rathedaung Township
How I Was Recruited:
I used to go to the Be Lar Mi Mosque to pray. Our mosque Mawlawi [Imam] is
Mawlawi Esoup. We are instructed to go to the mosque 5 times a day to pray. I
can only go a few times a day, when I have free time. Mawlawi Esoup and Rawfis
(32), (F) Adu Raw Kim, used to tell us that ARSA would lead attacks to occupy
Maungdaw, Buthidaung, and Rathedaung and declare it an Islamic State. They
said we must join with ARSA, and we should get ready to join. They told us that if
we did not do what they said we would have our heads cut off, in accordance with
Islamic practice. And, they said other Bengalis from other villages would also join
the attacks. We heard Mawlawi Esoup and Rawfis speak these kind of words also
in Chut Pyin Village Mosque.

ARSA Training Sessions:

From our village, Rawfis (35), Adula Min (20), Dil Ma Mauk (40), Azi Zulla (20), Ar Yu (30), Atta Ullah
(20), Dini Salam (25), Rawfique (18), Mawlawi Adu Shu Kha (30), from Auk Nan Yar village, Mawlawi
Habi Sarmauk (35), Mawlawi Shuku (40), Faw Saw La Mauk (35) from Samdu Village, Hu Saung
(30), Futura (25), Malawi Sayed Alom (55), Malawi Abu La Sheim (55), and Saw Tar (25) have
attended some training from ARSA. The training sessions were given in Koe Tan Kauk village. If we
crossed the mountain, which takes a day, we would arrive at Thin Baw Kway, Inn Din, and Tha Win
Chaung villages. And then, we would go by foot to Koe Tan Kauk village.

The leader of ARSA lived, or stayed, in Koe Tan Kauk village. I don’t know his true name. He is
around 50 years old, brown, tough, round face, beard, and about 5 ft 9 inch tall. ARSA conducted
training sessions, focused on fighting skills, shooting guns, and making handmade bombs and mines.
Villagers from Koe Tan Kauk village are the trainers of ARSA. I attended the training sessions once a
week, and they told us that if we failed to attend, they would kill us. The training was from 9 pm to 12
am midnight. They used to say, in the trainings, that they were going to establish an autonomous
Islamic State. All of our villagers above 15 years old took the trainings, and so did men up until 40
years old. Kay Fayed and Said Dullah also joined the training. Rawfis put me in the ‘Attacking Group’.

Members of ARSA used to come to our village and other nearby villages, and they killed those who
were opposed to them, or those suspected to be government informants. They used to wear black
suits and white headbands with Arabic words printed on them. I don’t know because I don’t read, but
some said the words on the headbands meant “Bless me, Allah”. Some of the ARSA members wore
black masks.

Ata Ullah - leader of ARSA - and His Financial Support:


Ata Ullah, who had lived in Saudi Arabia, came with 20 others to our village mosque in February
2017. They met with us trainees and told us to cooperate with them to establish a Rohingya Islamic
Country. Ata Ullah gave some poor families of our village, 200,000 Myanmar Kyat [150 US dollars] to
each family. Ata Ullah did the same in Buthidaung, and Rathedaung Townships as well. Ata Ullah is
also called Mawlawi Hani Bar (another name). We heard he went to Saudi Arabia 20 years ago and
came back again as Ata Ullah. Ata’s eldest brother, Saw Raw Dim (70), and his cousins; Zuri Dim

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(60), Shaung Shu (40), Fil Ma Mauk (50), and Dil Ma Mauk (45) live in Pyaing Taung village. Naw Bi
Hu Taung (50) from our village is also a cousin of Ata Ullah.

After Ata Ullah travelled around Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung townships, he gave 10
million Burmese Kyat [$7400 US dollars] to Rawfis from our village, 15 million to Mawlawi Adu Shuku,
and Mawlawi Ha Bi Sa Mauk from Auk Nan Yar village, 10 million to Mawbi and Hasu from Chut Pyin
village, 5 million to Fawsaw La Mauk and Rawshid from Than Du village, and 20 million to Mawlawi
Mawni. He assigned them to be financial agents. Rawfis, Hasu, Mawlawi Adu Shu Ku and Mawlawi
Mawni went to Shinma Phyu Island near Teknaf, Bangladesh, and received this money from one of
Ata’s men (name-unknown).

Ata Ullah’s Headquarters of ARSA is located somewhere in the jungle of Bandarban, Bangladesh.
Rafis went there about once a month. He showed us the emblem of ARSA and told them that our
village would receive 10 guns and 40 swords. Other Bengalis from Rathedaung and Buthidaung also
went to ARSA’s Headquarters in Bangladesh.

Making Handmade Bombs:


ARSA trainees, Has, Saltar, Mawlawi Sayed Alom, and Mawlawi Abu Ha Sheim learned how to make
bombs when they went to Bangladesh. They made bombs in the home of Mawlawi Adu Shu Ku, and
kept the bombs in Adu Shu Ku’s house and Dil Ma Mauk’s house in our village.

How We Prepared for the Attacks:


Around 3:00 pm on 22.8.2017, Nru Ma Mauk from Chut Pyin
village gathered about 100 Bengalis from Chut Pyin, Ah Htet
Nan Yar, Auk Nan Yar, Be Lar Mi, and Ni Lin Paw villages in
the house of Mawbi from Chut Pyin. He said ARSA had
arrived in Chut Pyin village and they would start the attacks
very soon. They told us to be ready to join, and if any of us
refused, they would be killed.

Around 10 am of 26.8.2017, we gathered some people in


the house of Rawfis. Rawfis, Dil Ma Mauk, Aman Hu Sang,
and Adu La Min were wearing black suits, holding swords,
and each one of them had 10 homemade bombs. They said Chut Pyin to Be Lar Mi is one mile.
after attacking the police outposts we will have their guns. We,
around 50 Bengalis, arrived at Mawbi’s house in Chut Pyin village around 2 am on 27.8.2017. We met
other villagers there - from Chut Pyin, Ni Lin Baw, Auk Nan Yar, and Than Du villages - and now we
were, all together, about 200 Bengalis. Everyone - both young and old, even some kids - joined
together with us. We decided to approach Chut Pyin Police Outpost, to attack with bombs, and when
policemen chase after us, some of our group would ambush them. We made sure the our women and
children were kept together in the center of Chut Pyin village.

How We Attacked Chut Pyin Police Outpost:

Around 3 am on 27.8.2017, Saltar, Mawlawi Abul La Sheim (Mawlawi leader of Rathedaung) and Ha
Su from Chut Pyin village attacked Chut Pyin Police Outpost with bombs. When the policemen
chased after them, our group - lead by Rawfis - ambushed the policemen, while shouting “Allahu
Akbar”. Some unknown ARSA members and Saltar, Nru Ma Mauk, Rawfis and Aman Hu Saung shot
the policemen with guns. Some villagers from our Be Lar Mi village, and Ni Lin Paw village were hit
by gunfire, and we then retreated to home. On the way, we buried some landmines on the road.

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How We Fled Our Villages, and Set Fire To Our Villages As We Left:

After attacking Chut Pyin police Outpost, in the early morning of 27.8.2017, Ar Mauk Dullah (45), Ru
Taung Are (50), Ra Mauk Dullah (50) and other ARSA militants set fire to Chut Pyin village. All the
villagers from our village around 5 am on 28.8.2017.

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2) Sayed Dulla, 20, Be Lar Mi Hamlet, Pauk Pin Yin Village, Rathedaung Township
How I Was Recruited:
When I was at home on 22.8.2017, around 3:00 pm, Nu Ma Mauk from Chut Pyin
village gathered us villagers and we followed him to a house in Chut Pyin where
there were about 100 Bengalis from Chut Pyin, Ah Htet Nan Yar, Auk Nan Yar, Be Lar
Mi and Ni Lin Paw Villages. Nu Ma Mauk said members of ARSA had already arrived
at Chut Pyin village, and that they would lead the attacks, that we must join them,
and that we must go get ready.
On 23.8.2017, in the mosque, Mawlawi Esoup and Rawfis said that ARSA would launch attacks very
soon to occupy Maungdaw, Buthidaung, and Rathedaung Townships, and to make it an Islamic State.
They told us that all Bengalis had to join the attacks and that we must be ready. We heard that they
told other Bengalis the same things, in other mosques. They already have received training from
ARSA.
How We Attacked Chut Pyin Police Outpost:
Around 3:00 am on 27.8.2017, Saltar from Chut Pyin approached the police
outpost and attacked with two bombs. When policemen chased after him, a
group of us (around 80) ambushed them and attacked them shouting ‘Allahu
Akbar’. Saltar, Nu Ma Muck, Rawfis and Eman Hu Saung had guns and they
were shooting at the police. Policemen also shot back. I saw some Bengalis get
shot. Then we moved back and Saltar set landmines along our paths to stop the
police from following us.
How We Fled After The Attacks:
After attacking the Chut Pyin police outpost, on the evening of 26.8.2017 [early morning of
27.8.2017], the villagers ran away from villages as ARSA militants burned the houses and so we also
fled from our village around 5:00 am on 28.8.2017. Our villagers from Ni Lin Paw and Auk Nan Yar
village did the same.
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3) Atta Ura Man, 22, Ni Lin Baw Hamlet, Ah Htet Nan Yar Village, Rathedaung Township
How We Prepared To Attack:
Around 11:30 pm of 26.8.2017, while I was at home, about 20 armed Bengalis led
by Ahdu Lah came and ordered us to join the attacks. They said if we did not join,
they would kill all of our family members. I grabbed an iron rod and joined them..
We arrived at Chut Pyin village at 2:00 am, and there, we saw about 80 Bengalis
who were led by Saltar from Chut Pyin village and other unknown Mawlawis.

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How We Attacked Chut Pyin Police Outpost:
Around 3:00 am, on 27.8.2017, Saltar from Chut Pyin village snuck up to the police outpost and
attacked with 2 bombs. When policemen came out and chased him, we (about 80 Bengalis)
ambushed them and attacked them. And, some who were already trained by ARSA, attacked them
with guns and improvised bombs. Policemen were also shooting. Some Bengalis got shot. We moved
back into Chut Pyin village and then that night we came back to Ni Lin Paw village.
How We Fled After The Attacks:
On the morning of 28.8.2017, all of our villagers fled from our village. On the way, we saw villagers
from Be Lar Mi, Auk Nan Yar, and Ah Htet Nan Yay villages who also fled like we did.

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4) Kay Fayad Ullah, 31, Be Lar Mi Hamlet, Pauk Pin Yin Village, Rathedaung Township
How We Prepared To Attack:
Around 11:45 pm on 26.8.2017, about 30 Bengalis led by Mawlawi Esoup and
Rawfis came to us and told us to come and fight together with them, or die. I,
and Sayed Amin (35), (F) Matslam, Eman Hu Saung (37), and Addulah Min (30),
(F) Sawlim, Aryu (40), (F) Matslam, Maw Go Ar Mauk (48), (F) Kasim, and Sayed
Dullah (20), (F) Eman Hu Saung. We all had swords or heavy sticks. We arrived
at Chut Pyin village, 1 mile away from our village, around 2:00 am on 27.8.2017.
We saw there were about 100 Bengalis from Chut Pyin lead by Saltar and
unknown Mawlawis, as well as Bengalis from Ni Lin Paw and Auk Nan Yar
villages led by Mawlawis from their villages.
How We Attacked Chut Pyin Police Outpost:
Around 3:00 am, on 27.8.2017, Saltar from Chut Pyin village approached the police outpost and
attacked with 2 bombs. When policemen from the outpost chased after him, we (about 100 Bengalis)
ambushed, surrounded and attacked them shouting 'Allahu Akbar'. Then, some who already had
training from ARSA attacked them with guns and handmade bombs. Policemen also shot back. I saw
some Bengalis get shot. We moved back into Chut Pyin village, and then to Be Lar Mi village.
How We Trekked To The Naf River After The Attack:
On the morning of 28.8.2017, all of our villagers from Be Lar Mi village started to flee. We also heard
the villagers from Ni Lin Paw, Auk Nan Yar , Ah Htet Nan Yar and Chut Pyin did the same. On the
way, we saw these neighboring villagers.

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5) Hu Saung Ar Mauk, 65, Auk Nan Ya Village, Rathedaung Township


How We Prepared To Attack:
When I was at home on 26.8.2017, about 30 armed Bengalis lead by Nru Ma
Mauk from Chut Pyin Village came and ordered us to join them to attack the
policemen and police outposts, and if not, they said they would kill all of our family
members. Then I grabbed an iron stick and joined them. We were about 80
Bengalis. Mawlawis from Ni Lin Baw, Be Lar Mi, Chut Pyin and Auk Nan Yar
villages discussed how to attack the Chut Pyin police outpost.

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How We Attacked Chut Pyin Police Outpost:
Around 3:00 am, on 27.8.2017, Saltar from Chut Pyin village approached the police outpost and
attacked it with 2 bombs. When policemen from the outpost chased after him, we (about 80 Bengalis)
ambushed and attacked them shouting 'Allahu Akbar'. Some, who already had training from ARSA,
attacked them with guns and handmade bombs. Policemen also shot back and some of us got shot.
We moved back into the Chut Pyin village and the following night we came back to Auk Nan Yar
village.
How We Left Our Villages After The Attacks:
On the morning of 28.8.2017, all our villagers fled from our village. As we fled we saw villagers from
Be Lar Mi, Auk Nan Yar, and Ah Htet Nan Yar villages who had also fled like us.
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INTERVIEWS WITH 6 BUDDHIST AND THET ETHNIC MINORITY


LIVING IN OR NEAR CHUT PYIN
These testimonies really add powerful proof of the false narratives circulating around. Notice
how the people are so terrified, and feel so helpless. Interviews were done on location by Rick
Heizman.

1) Ma Ye Chay
from Zay Di Pyin Village, near Chut Pyin
Rathedaung Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar
Interviewed in Zay Di Pyin, October 2018

I am Ma Ye Chay. We are just simple hard-working people living off the jungle


covered mountains around us. Our village people live off of products of the
forest.

My husband went to the forest, in the early morning, to collect snails. I waited
in the afternoon for him to come home, like usual. It became later and he still
had not returned. Then I thought he would come home in the early morning,
but he didn’t come home even then. The villagers then decided to search for him, now it was feared
that he may have been killed by Bengalis.

I depend on my husband. I am not so healthy and I can’t work work hard. Now, I feel so sad, and I
am experiencing the tragedy again. When the villagers went to look for him the next morning I
stayed in our house. When the villagers who were looking for him came back they had found some
pieces of his clothes, and his bag, and small things of his.

[Note: He had walked into a Muslim militant training camp deep in the thick jungle mountains. As the
Muslims did to others like him they savagely killed him and cut him into pieces, so his body would
never be found.]

Another one of our villagers was brutally murdered - just like my husband - in April 2017. Now I live
in my home alone. Recently I asked my nephew to live with me. All of us are afraid to go to the forest
because of the cruel murders of us people.

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Now I have to take medicine for my heart, and for depression. I don’t know how they killed my
husband, because we never even found his body. Even when the villagers were searching for him
they couldn’t search for so long, because of the Bengalis. We are so afraid to go to mountains.

I have nothing now, I’m living from hand to mouth. I want to know, where is the body of my dead
husband? My husband is an innocent person, he just went to the forest to collect snails. Why did
they kill him? They killed my husband, who is nice to everyone and was totally innocent.

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2) Tun Hla Aung
from Chut Pyin Thet Village,
Rathedaung Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar
Interviewed in Zay Di Pyin, October 2018

I am Tun Hla Aung from Chut Pyin Thet Village. I am Thet ethnicity.

Mainly, we depending on the mountain for our livelihood. One

day my son and two other young men went to the mountain

forest to collect snails. On the way back to the village my son became
separated from the other two and was missing. The other young men
searched for him, for two days, but could not find him. The next day
we found some pieces of his clothes and his basket. Also we found
things that only Bengalis use - often at secret militant training camps deep in the mountains. We
took all those things with us, as evidence.

We determined that my son had encountered a Bengali Muslim militant training camp, and they
grabbed him and killed him. As we came down from the mountain we had to go near Ah Htet Nan
Yar - a large Bengali Muslim village. The Bengalis must have been watching us search, and saw us
carrying the evidence. Many Bengalis came out and tried to stop us and confiscate the things we
had found, but we got away from them.

We got back to our Thet village, but then many Bengalis came, with their swords, and surrounded
our village. The Bengalis are so crazy, that's why we are so afraid to go to the mountains.

Sometimes the militants come down from the mountain near the Chin ethnicity village, and the Chin
people can see them. They see these militants coming and going.

The chief of our Thet village asked some Bengalis to come to our village and discuss what had
happened. The Chief of the Bengali village said "No, we are afraid to come to your village." [yet they
are the ones always engaging in violence] The Thet village chief said, "I will give you security. I will
phone the police and the police will come and help you."

The police arrived at the Bengali village and were met by many Bengalis who just wanted to quarrel
about anything. I heard there was a big problem in the Bengali village, and I was afraid, so I went to
Zay Di Pyin Village.

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3) U Aung Thein Hla
from Chut Pyin Village,
Rathedaung Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar
Interviewed in Zay Di Pyin, October 2018

On July 27, 2017, 3 young men went to the forest, after their
breakfast, to collect snails. Around 4 pm, 2 of the young men arrived
back in the village, but one of them did not return that night. In the
village, his wife and other people were wondering where is Moe Than
Htay? He was last seen climbing up the upper stream. At around 6
pm, many of the village people went to the edge of the forest yelling
his name - but there was no answer.

The next day, July 28, our villagers asked other villages around for help in finding Moe Than Htay. A
lot of villagers were looking for him on the mountain, on the 28th and the 29th, but they still couldn't
find him. On July 30, on the west part of Taung Gan mountain near some banana plantations we
found some ARSA militants tents and a training camp. Then we found some of Moe Than Htay's
things such as his slingshot, his arrows, and his bag. We also found supplies that the militants used
in their camp, such as bags of rice, coffee mix packets, and other things. We gathered these things
and brought them down the mountain.

We had to pass by Ah Htet Nan Yar - a large Bengali village. About 1000 Bengalis tried to grab the
evidence from us, but we got past them. Then, when we got back into Chut Pyin Village we were
surrounded again by Bengalis demanding those things that we carried down from the mountain. We
called the police, and they came, and we gave all of the evidence to the police.

A few days later we heard that 8 Myo ethnic minority people were killed by Bengalis in Khine Gyi
village, which is directly across the mountains, right on the other side. After we heard that terrible
news all the women and children from our Chut Pyin village fled to Zay Di Pyin in fear. Some men
stayed to guard the village.

On Aug 25, 2017, we saw 10 Bengali ARSA terrorists with guns and backpacks, crossing just near
the Chin ethnic village and they went into the Chut Pyin Bengali village. Again on Aug 28, 2017, a
group of 5 ARSA terrorists with guns and backpacks also was seen entering Chut Pyin Bengali
village. Also, some police in an outpost saw the terrorists trying to sneak over to Chut Pyin Bengali
village and they pursued them. The ARSA terrorists blew up some bombs and then a gun battle
broke out. The Bengali militants were pushed back and they started torching their villages and
fleeing for Bangladesh.

About 75% of us villagers depend on the mountain for our livelihood - growing vegetable plots,
gathering snails, etc. So now we have a lot of difficulties and problems, because we cannot go to
the mountain safely. If we go to the mountain we may get killed. Before the 2012 attacks there were
62 house in my village, but after that there were only 32 houses. 30 families left because of the
violent Bengalis. So, we are very afraid to go to the mountain, even if we need to.

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4) Ma Thein Nyunt
from Chut Pyin Village,
Rathedaung Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar
Interviewed in Zay Di Pyin, October 2018

I am Ma Thein Nyunt, age 41, from Chut Pyin Village, Rathedaung


Township. I am Thet ethnic minority.

In 2012 teacher Maung Chan Tha was brutally killed by his young
students. [He was also a Thet ethnic minority - that is why she
mentioned him].

We are very afraid to go to the mountain. Four miles from Maungdaw, 4 Thet people were murdered
by Bengalis. Since the 2012 violence and still up to now, we have been afraid to go to the mountains
to work in our vegetable plots, and to collect snails and things. We are very afraid of the Bengalis
and that is why was cannot do anything anymore.

Also in Chut Pyin there are very few families like ours [non-Muslim] so we feel very unsafe there. We
always worry about when, and where, and how the Bengalis will attack us again.

Question: how do you thing about your future and your livelihood?

Answer: We don't know what next year will be like - we can only hope it is better, but....

Question: What about if there is security?

Answer: If there are a lot of security forces around here we would feel safer, but if the security is not

strong enough then it is not safe for us.

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5) Maung Ba Tun
from Chut Pyin Village,
Rathedaung Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar
Interviewed in Zay Di Pyin, October 2018

I am Maung Ba Tun from Chut Pyin Village, Rathedaung Township. I am


58 years old.

Let me tell you about my experience with Maung Than Chay - our
villager who was killed by Bengali terrorists in the forest. People from our
village, and other nearby Rakhine villages all went to the mountain to search for him. 3 days later we
found a cooking pot, and other odd things, [which were from a secret Bengali terrorists training
camp in the mountains], and we brought those things down with us. Then, our village was
surrounded by menacing Bengalis from nearby Muslim villages.

From that time until now we are too afraid to go to the mountains. We made our livelihood with
things from the mountains, but now we can’t.

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When the Bengalis surrounded our village - the Rakhine part of Chut Pyin - we fled to one Rakhine
village and then another. If the Bengalis come again to attack us we must flee again. Very often the
Bengalis would threaten us - all the time. We lost our rice [grown on the mountain hillsides, not the
flat rice fields below] during the harvest time. The Bengalis prevented us from going to the distant
rice fields, and they stole my cows and buffaloes.

Nowadays it is okay to live here because there are no more Bengalis living next to us [they fled to
Bangladesh]. Next year we want many more security forces around us so we can go to the
mountains again.

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6) U Kyaw Win
from Zay Di Pyin Village,
Rathedaung Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar
Interviewed in Rathedaung town, January 2018

My name is U Kyaw Win, from Zay Di Pyin Village, Rathedaung


Township. I would like to talk about the 2017 attacks, here in
Rathedaung Township. But first I will tell you about 2 local men, and
the tragedy that happened to them.

This tragedy happened on April 22, 2017. One man was named U Maung Eh Tha, he was 60 years
old. The other man was U Than Htay, and he was 55 years old. They both were from Kyauk Sar Taing
Village, in Rathedaung Township. Both of them were poor village men, who lived hand to mouth.
Mainly they made their meager livelihood from products of the mountains.

On April 22, 2017, they went to the mountain to collect snails to sell. This was a common pursuit of
these villagers. They took some rice to eat with them, about one day's supply of rice. So, normally
they would come back the next day, after collecting enough snails.

Around that time, unbeknownst to us, or anybody, the Bengali Muslim ARSA militants were
infiltrating down the Mayu Mountain range, setting up secret training camps deep in the rugged
mountains, and carrying weapons and explosives, and hiding them in underground bunkers. But, we
didn't know about that yet.

The two men left their village on April 22, heading into the thickly forested mountains. On the 23rd
they were expected to return home, but they didn’t show up at home. On the 24th they still had not
returned. Then their families, and the rest of the villagers became very worried. So, we contacted the
Border Guard Police and informed them of the situation.

Then, villagers and the Border Guard Police from Laung Chaung Village started searching for them in
the mountain forests. We found the missing men's footprints in some places, and were able to follow
where they had walked just a few days ago, and then we found an area where there were a lot of
other footprints around the missing men's footprints. A feeling of dread was overcoming us. But, to
this day we have never found the bodies of the 2 missing villagers. We also found some plastic
tarps, which was odd to find on the mountain [The Muslim militants used it for the 'ceilings' of the

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underground bunkers that they had built]. And, we found boxes of food supplies that were labeled
UNHCR.

[This has happened again and again. UN agency food supplies for refugees wind up being
stockpiled in militant / terrorist training camps. I have even found boxes of UNHCR supplied
Qurans!]

We also found cooking oil, and cooking utensils, which pointed out that some people were living in
secret up there in the mountains. And then we found the bag belonging to U Than Htay, with his
slingshot and pellets. Then we knew for certain that he and U Maung Eh Tha were killed by Bengali
Muslim terrorists.

We gathered and brought all of the things that we found and took them down from the mountain to
the big village of Ah Htet Nan Yar. When we got there we put the things that we gathered on the
football field. Then many many Muslims came and surrounded us and tried to attack us and take the
things we had brought down from the mountain. It seemed that the word spread around quickly that
we found evidence concerning the murder of our two villagers. The Muslims seemed determined to
thwart us, and seize the evidence from us. Even though we were greatly outnumbered the Muslims
failed to grab our evidence. They were stopped by some Border Guard Police and some Army
troops who were nearby.

After that the Border Guard Police found an ARSA camp in the mountains, and found some Bengali
Muslims there. Those Muslims said that many Muslims had attended the militant training at that
ARSA camp deep in the mountains. In August, 2017, Border Guard Police, with info gathered from
the Bengalis already captured, arrested a large number of Bengali Muslims who had trained for the
upcoming attacks.

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CONCLUSION OF CHUT PYIN NON-MASSACRE
The prisoner interrogations certainly blow apart the made up stories of blatant massacre.

And, there is more to debunk with this attempt to shape opinion around the world, to paint the
Buddhists as despicable bloodthirsty killers, and to use the world’s gullibility to seize the land from the
definitive indigenous people - whom are NOT the Bengali Muslims.

1) Notice all of the threats of death from Bengalis to Bengalis in the interrogations. Among the
dozens of captured militants, in their translated interrogations we hear: “fight together with them,
or die.” “if we did not join, we would be killed in accordance with Islamic law.” “If we were
arrested, we should not to disclose any information about ARSA, and if we did, they would kill all
of our family members.” We all know (both sides of this issue know) that ARSA has killed many
Muslims who do not support ARSA’s ways - during the last couple of years, and as recently as
days ago.3 So, there is quite a high chance that after the attacks ARSA militants could have
returned to Chut Pyin and terrorized and killed, even chopped heads off (much more a Muslim
preference) those men and boys who didn’t participate, or ARSA could have killed their families.

2) Satellite photos are nice, but in the wrong


hands they can be a weapon, as in the case of
Human Rights Watch which grossly
misinterpreted (or, as I believe, intentionally
came to a false conclusion) satellite photos of
Kyaukpyu, Rakhine State, during the 2012
violence. 4 Example: let’s show this photo to 100
people, and ask, who burned the houses?
ARSA? Buddhists? Santa Claus?

3) No actual bodies, or mass graves have been


found. A few bodies said to be in fresh dug dirt -
but no photos - would much more likely be
some of the hundred of men and boys who
attacked to kill but fortunately were themselves killed. Muslim practice is to bury a person who
has died quickly - so if an attacker was killed at 4 am he might be buried by his comrades a few
hours later, in a shallow grave, which then can be photographed just before the busy men start to
burn the village and flee. I said fortunately, a moment ago, because, that will prevent him from
trying to kill again and again -as they hoped they could. Watch some of the ARSA videos 5 (from
captured terrorist’s mobile phones.)

4) Fortify Rights comes out with dazzling sensationalism: in the afternoon of Aug 27, “men and boys
were herded into a hut and burned alive, and children as young as 6 were beheaded in a killing
spree that ran five hours from 2 to 7 pm.” Wow, 5 hours, was everyone just patiently standing in
line? Come on, this kind of ghoulish sensationalism becomes very difficult to take seriously.
People might even forget that in the days and weeks after Aug 25, soldiers had to protect and
escort many many villagers that were trapped, injured, and frightened - and also fight ARSA.

3 I was in Buthidaung on Jan 19, 2018, when a Muslim leader was savagely killed by ARSA assassins.
4 https://www.scribd.com/document/141056891/KYAUK-PHYU-Truth-is-Not-Obvious

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5) One of the most puzzling things about the ‘witnesses and survivors’ is the fact that nobody took
any photos or videos of any type of abuse, killing, beating, or setting fires. A video of fire
burning at a distance says nothing about who started it. During the supposed “5 hour killing
spree” nobody could take any kind of video from a hiding place, or from a hill, or something?
That is quite damning and greatly deflates this case.

6) With nearly every Bengali man and boy participating in the opening jihad attacks, they should
realize that if you start a war you might lose. And. if you are trying to kill the armed forces and the
people that the armed forces needs to protect, then you can expect that the armed forces must
do their duty - and that is to protect the population from an enemy which is waging war and
terror upon it, and eliminate the threat to the point where it is not repeatable.

7) Why do the so-called Human Rights groups - HRW, FR, AI - pooh-pooh the huge attacks of
August 25, 2017? One of the biggest terrorists attacks in history - consider the number of targets,
30 Police and Army Outposts, and another 30 - 50 villages at virtually the same time, with an
estimated 4000-6000 assailants attacking with the declared genocidal intention of killing all of the
non-Muslims, in the name of Jihad - holy war for Allah.

8) HRW, FR, AI are always trying to make a point that the Buddhists are carrying out a systematic
plan to get rid of the Bengalis, when actually the Buddhists are again and again caught off-guard
when the Bengalis hatch yet another plan to annihilate the Buddhists again and again. The
prisoner interrogations show how the Aug 25 attacks were planned, practiced, trained for -
systematically - and tunnels and bunkers were dug, and bombs and landmines were made.

A COUPLE OF OTHER ANNOYING ‘NON-MASSACRES’ TO


EXPOSE
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International claim that on Aug 25,
after ARSA militants attacked the police outpost near Koe Tan Kauk, the
Myanmar Military attacked the neighboring villages of Chein Kar Li and
Koe Tan Kauk, and ‘victims’ claimed abuse, etc.

Now, first, you need to know what HRW and AI are not telling you.
1) Koe Tan Kauk is the village where the leader of the Islamic terrorist
ARSA militants - the notorious Ata Ullah (one of many names that
he goes by) - stays when he sneaks in to Maungdaw!
2) And, it is the home of his brother and cousins!
3) And, it is one of the main ARSA training villages!
4) And, it is, effectively, the regional headquarters of the terrorist
militants and trainers of ARSA! Ata Ullah

If HRW and AI don’t publish these points then they are trying to fool the world and
continually paint the Buddhists as the aggressors - and not acknowledge any history of the area.
HRW, FR, and AI are very definitely tools for the Islamists, whether it is knowingly or political
correctness gone extreme.

This info we can see in this excerpt from a captured ARSA - Ma Go La Mauk: (same as on page 2)

The training sessions were given in Koe Tan Kauk village. If we crossed the mountain, which takes a
day, we would arrive at Thin Baw Kway, Inn Din, and Tha Win Chaung villages. And then, we would
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go by foot to Koe Tan Kauk village.The leader of ARSA lived, or stayed, in Koe Tan Kauk village. I
don’t know his true name. He is around 50 years old, brown, tough, round face, beard, and about 5 ft
9 inch tall. ARSA conducted training sessions, focused on fighting skills, shooting guns, and making
handmade bombs and mines. Villagers from Koe Tan Kauk village are the trainers of ARSA. I
attended the training sessions once a week, and they told us that if we failed to attend, they would kill
us. The training was from 9 pm to 12 am midnight. They used to say, in the trainings, that they were
going to establish an autonomous Islamic State. All of our villagers above 15 years old took the
trainings, and so did men up until 40 years old. Kay Fayed and Said Dullah also joined the training.
Rawfis put me in the ‘Attacking Group’. Members of ARSA used to come to our village and other
nearby villages, and they killed those who were opposed to them, or those suspected to be
government informants. They used to wear black suits and white headbands with Arabic words
printed on them. I don’t know because I don’t read, but some said the words on the headbands meant
“Bless me, Allah”. Some of the ARSA members wore black masks.

So, in Koe Tan Kauk, the regional headquarters of ARSA, the militants there would naturally be better
trained, have more advanced weaponry and know how to use it, be more brutal and more likely to be
willing to die in battle. There is video from a captured militant showing Ata Ullah training young men,
and telling them to be willing to become a shahid - a martyr for Islam. And, Ata Ullah knows well the
practice of using women and children as assets in the propaganda campaign - in other words, hide
behind them, lead the soldiers into situation where they inadvertently shoot civilians. It is one of the
hallmarks of Islamic terrorism.

Ata Ullah broadcasted, in March 2017, “if 1 million, 1.5 million, if all Rohingya need to die, we will die.”

The propaganda war is in their favor right now - and the worst proponents of it are HRW, FR, and AI.

HRW and AI go to great lengths to condemn the ‘attacks’ on the two neighboring villages, yet
bizarrely will not even have any issue with the initial surprise attacks by hundreds of Bengali
terrorists, on perhaps just 5-10 policemen at the outpost, intending to kill them all, grab all their
weapons and ammo, and then have an orgy of killing in the defenseless Buddhist villages, shouting
Allah Akbar, and doing what they had been planning and training for - completely killing every non-
Muslim in the entire 3 Townships. And HRW, FR, and AI have no problem with that. Really.
Really disgusting.

Now, after the initial terrorist attacks, any country in the world has a duty to its own people to respond,
rescue and protect its citizens, and hunt down and eliminate the threat. And, since the Bengalis keep
trying to fulfill their bloody Islamic agenda - which gives them divine right to kill all infidels, apparently
the response has failed each time, and the only way to stop terror is to eliminate it entirely.

Certainly, the response that the army (any army) must make has to be made quickly (before more or
even bigger attacks come to them), and has to be decisive. And, in this case, the fighters populating
the two villages are going to put up quite a fight, and be quite challenging to subdue - but they must
be subdued - or that night, or the next day, these Islamic terrorists will be annihilating entire villages of
Buddhists or other non-Muslims. As it was, the terrorists very likely shot many bullets that hit their
own people, intentionally or not. They used the cover of the village, the pathways, the homes, and the
‘innocent’ villagers. I say ‘innocent’ because, if you live with the leadership and top members of a
major terrorist group, you really aren’t innocent, and if you don’t like the fact that they are in your
village then, since they have the guns, and you don’t - it would be wise for you to live somewhere
else.

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One of the biggest hallmarks of Muslims is that they don’t accept any blame, and they also have no
shame. They can kill and kill and kill without any shame of killing, and they will not accept any blame
for killing.

Another point they lack is accepting consequences and responsibility. If they attack ruthlessly, and
there is a response of any degree, they will jump up and down, crying and yelling that they are the
victims of highly exaggerated claims, and grotesque mayhem.

They wail about the restrictions upon them - which are upon them for good reason!
There are other Bengalis in Myanmar for whom there are no restrictions.
They are the Bengali Hindus, who have integrated into the nation while retaining their religion and
language, they are liked and respected, and they have respect for others and their religions. And,
they respect the marriage laws of the nation - which are quite normal in non-Muslim countries - one
wife, no mandatory conversion. They also don’t burn villages and towns and they don’t kill people just
because they have a different religion.

By Rick Heizman, June 25, 2019


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