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Rakhine is home to more than a million Rohingyas, a community not recognised as citizens in the country and shunned as Bangladeshi immigrants

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Kuala Lumpur, December 4, 2016: Thousands of Malaysians and Myanmarese ethnic Rohingya Muslims held a protest here on Sunday, condemning the Myanmar government’s violence against the minority group in the country’s western Rakhine state, media reported.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, his deputy Zahid Hamidi and opposition Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) President Abdul Hadi Awang attended the demonstration following a statement by the Malaysian Foreign Ministry on Saturday that called Myanmar’s policy on its Muslim Rohingya minority “ethnic cleansing”, Efe news reported.

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“The fact that only one particular ethnicity is being driven out is by definition ethnic cleansing,” the ministry said.

“This practice must stop, and must be stopped immediately in order to bring back security and stability to the South-east Asian region.”

The ministry noted that hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas had fled to neighbouring countries in recent years, including 56,000 to Malaysia, making “this matter no longer an internal matter but an international matter”.

In early October, the Myanmar military launched an operation against Rohingyas following armed attacks on police border posts, attributed to members of the minority.

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At least 30,000 civilians have been displaced due to the violence in the region, which has been closed to humanitarian aid organisations, observers and independent media by the army, who is accused of carrying out killings, rapes, looting and burning more than 1,000 houses in Rohingya villages.

The Myanmar government on December 2 announced that it was launching a commission to investigate the situation, following a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that said there was increasing violence against the ethnic minority, and that many of the crimes committed constituted serious human rights violations.

Najib on Sunday said he was defying a message from the Myanmar government warning him that if he attended the rally he would be interfering in their internal affairs, and called on de facto Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence.

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Rakhine is home to more than a million Rohingyas, a community not recognised as citizens in the country and shunned as Bangladeshi immigrants.

Around 120,000 of them have lived severely restrictive lives in 67 camps since the outbreak of sectarian violence in 2012 that left at least 160 dead. (IANS)

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  • justice4 world

    The Bengali-Muslim ( Rohingya) have been terrorists since 1942.
    They have a long and well-documented history of attacking the Burmese security services in Maungdaw area.
    They only bring chaos and destruction to the host country like Burma… They are parasites to any civilized societies.
    Bengali (Rohingyas) Muslims do not respect the law of the host country Burma and insult Burmese culture.
    They are only thinking to make population grow, relocating into other countries for the propagation of Islam.
    They also demand independent islamic state in this country .
    Now they brand themselves as Bengali(Rohingya) terrorists.
    Bangladesh is responsible for Bengali ( Rohingyas) issues.
    scribd dot com/document/329219360/Bengali-Rohingya-Terrorist-Network

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?