Thursday, 18 October 2018

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The village administration officer of Aley Than Kyaw is collecting Rohingya students’ lists  within  Aley Than Kyaw village tract today, said a reliable source from Maungdaw south.

“U Maung Tha Naing – a Rakhine community-, the village administration officer of Aley Than Kyaw village tract called some Rohingya villagers including elders today at about 2:00 pm and held a meeting in the village.”

“In the meeting, the village admin told the villagers to give students’ lists, who had completed matriculation (Standard Ten), but, he didn’t express in detail and reason.”

During the meeting, an elder asked the village admin, “why and for what propose  needs students’ lists, but viallage admin  didn’t reply his question,” according to sources.

As a result, the students are frightened for fear of arrest by the village admin or   Burmese security forces, sources added.

Besides, today, a group of police from Maungdaw town went to the Sommona village – near the three mile Nasaka checked post - and called the village administration officer – Hafez Ahmed. The police officer asked to give the list of Rohingyas from his village who had burned down Rakhine village. But, the village admin refused to give list as there is no evident that his villagers had burned the Rakhine village, according to an elder from the village.

“However, police officer forcibly took signatures from village admin in some blank white papers.”

Similarly, Aung Kyaw Than, a police officer from Maungdaw police station, is using the so called arrest warrant list to Nyoung Chaung (Hadir bill) to extort money. The officer asked kyat 5 million for not arresting the villagers with so called arrest warrant list today, said a villager from Nyoung Chaung village.

According to different sources, if the security forces including Rakhine people harass the Rohingyas by daily basis in various means including arbitrary arrests and torturing . Where is the security of Rohingya community?, asked a Rohingya elder.