Yet today nobody knows the exact number of the Rohingya population. Since 1942, Rohingyas were being regularly driven out of Arakan by Burmese successive Military Regime. Rohingya elders/intellectuals say that Rohingya population which once stood, 3,5 million has shrunk to 1 million due to severe persecutions through ethnic cleansing and genocidal campaigns. RDF intends therefore to collect the data’s of the Rohingyas in the Diaspora by organizing events.
RDF will try to collect the data of Rohingya’s living in Malaysia at first in the very near future.