Vårt team

SRA styrelseledamöter och nära medarbetare

Mr. Abdul Kalam

Founder and chairman/Director of The Swedish Rohingya Association

Mr. Kalam is Swedish citizen. He is the present chairman of The Swedish RohingyaAssociation(SRA). SRA is a non-profit, religious independent and political independent AssociationFor more details visit www.rohingya.se

Mr. Abul Kalam was born in a small village called Tola Tali(Min Gyi) located near north of Maungdaw Township Arakan Burma.

His father was a farmer and landlord in Arakan.

The Burmese government confiscated their lands and built a village, called Natala village and settled Buddhist from Bangladesh and from central Burma there in 1978. His parents and family was forced to flee Burma to Bangladesh in 1978 during Nga Min operation against Rohingya.

Later all his family was forcefully repatriated to Burma by pressure of international community.In year 1982 their last land was confiscated by the Burmese authority and handed over to Rakhine Buddhists. Thus his family was made stateless due to 1982 citizenship

law.

In 1984 his family made second time refugee and this time they fled to Pakistan. Kalam completed his higher secondary education in Pakistan. He was an active member of United Student Organization of Arakan-Burma called “Ittihad-al-Tullabil Muslimin(ITM). He worked for ITM a long time during his stay in Pakistan.

He was forced to flee Pakistan due to his ethnicity and illegal immigrant and came to Sweden early in year 2002.

Mr. Abul Kalam is a co-founder and Council member of The European Rohingya Council(ERC).

ERC is a non-governmental organization that strives to achieve community’s aspirations for

the benefits of the Rohingya community in the Arakan State, Burma (Myanmar) and

Europe in particular and Rohingya around the world in general. More details, visit www.theerc.eu

He lives now in Stockholm Sweden with his wife, two sons and one daughter. Since September 2017 he visited three times Rohingya refugee camps.

His wife belongs to south Chilkhali village located in Rathedaung Township of Arakan Burma. Both his and his wife’s village were most effected and totally destroyed many, men, women, children, elderly,

infinite new born babies were slaughtered by the Burmese army and Security forces, and Buddhist extremists. Dead bodies were burnt and thrown into the water.

At least 500 Rohingyas were massacred in his village. He lost at least 38 close . from his family circles. This situation forced him to collect all information of this horrific situation as UN International Fact finding Mission has concluded that Myanmar

military has carried out Genocide against Rohingya.

Abul Kalam is author of a booklet called“ We want Justice by ICC”, a short biography of orphans from TulaToli (Min Gyi) village which is a part of data collection who lost their parents and other family members during Myanmar Army crackdown against Rohingya in 30 August 2017.

Mr. Kalam has organized many seminars, Conferences and Manifestations with focus om the Rohingya Crisis.

He has traveled different countries to attend seminars, conferences, manifestations and activities on Rohingya issues, which are listed separately.

Note: These can be found as an addendum hereunder

Jan Wihlborg

Secretary and Co-founder of The Swedish Rohingya Association(SRA)

Born 1940

Married to an artist. We have three children.

I am a graduated engineer from The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Working background is a. o. chief positions in Swedish companies, and in Swedish companies in Thailand and in Italy – and I was also a representative for Scandinavia for an Italian company.

I have been active in non-profit organizations – President – the Swedish – Thai Society, one of the founders of the Swedish Burma Committee, and also one of the founders of the Swedish Rohingya Association, and founder of the Swedish Dhamma Society.

I am a keen supporter of the Buddharama Temple in Sweden and active in various Buddhist organizations in Sweden and abroad, primarily in Thailand.

I participate actively in the Swedish art and culture.

Mr. Kamal Hussain

Mr. Kamal Hussain, is a member and representative of The Swedish Rohingya

Mr. Kalam is Swedish citizen. He is the present chairman of The Swedish RohingyaAssociation(SRA). SRA is a non-profit, religious independent and political independent AssociationFor more details visit www.rohingya.se

Mr. Abul Kalam was born in a small village called Tola Tali(Min Gyi) located near north of Maungdaw Township Arakan Burma.

His father was a farmer and landlord in Arakan.

The Burmese government confiscated their lands and built a village, called Natala village and settled Buddhist from Bangladesh and from central Burma there in 1978. His parents and family was forced to flee Burma to Bangladesh in 1978 during Nga Min operation against Rohingya.

Later all his family was forcefully repatriated to Burma by pressure of international community.In year 1982 their last land was confiscated by the Burmese authority and handed over to Rakhine Buddhists. Thus his family was made stateless due to 1982 citizenship

law.

In 1984 his family made second time refugee and this time they fled to Pakistan. Kalam completed his higher secondary education in Pakistan. He was an active member of United Student Organization of Arakan-Burma called “Ittihad-al-Tullabil Muslimin(ITM). He worked for ITM a long time during his stay in Pakistan.

He was forced to flee Pakistan due to his ethnicity and illegal immigrant and came to Sweden early in year 2002.

Mr. Abul Kalam is a co-founder and Council member of The European Rohingya Council(ERC).

ERC is a non-governmental organization that strives to achieve community’s aspirations for

the benefits of the Rohingya community in the Arakan State, Burma (Myanmar) and

Europe in particular and Rohingya around the world in general. More details, visit www.theerc.eu

He lives now in Stockholm Sweden with his wife, two sons and one daughter. Since September 2017 he visited three times Rohingya refugee camps.

His wife belongs to south Chilkhali village located in Rathedaung Township of Arakan Burma. Both his and his wife’s village were most effected and totally destroyed many, men, women, children, elderly,

infinite new born babies were slaughtered by the Burmese army and Security forces, and Buddhist extremists. Dead bodies were burnt and thrown into the water.

At least 500 Rohingyas were massacred in his village. He lost at least 38 close . from his family circles. This situation forced him to collect all information of this horrific situation as UN International Fact finding Mission has concluded that Myanmar

military has carried out Genocide against Rohingya.

Abul Kalam is author of a booklet called“ We want Justice by ICC”, a short biography of orphans from TulaToli (Min Gyi) village which is a part of data collection who lost their parents and other family members during Myanmar Army crackdown against Rohingya in 30 August 2017.

Mr. Kalam has organized many seminars, Conferences and Manifestations with focus om the Rohingya Crisis.

He has traveled different countries to attend seminars, conferences, manifestations and activities on Rohingya issues, which are listed separately.

Note: These can be found as an addendum hereunder

Johan Wihlborg

Vice chairman and Co-founder of The Swedish Rohingya Association(SRA)