Sunday, 27 May 2018

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Nasaka, Burma’s border security force raided a house in Maungdaw Township yesterday night for Bangladeshi mobile phones, said a local elder on condition of anonymity.

At about 6:30 pm, 15 Nasaka personnel of Nansa Daung Naska outpost camp of Nasaka area No.3 went to Khunthi Pyin east village of Maungdaw Township and surrounded the house of Razak Ali.  

Some of them entered the house while some stayed outside. All the family members were ordered out of the home and lined up in the yard.  Body checks of women members were performed for hidden mobile phones.

The Nasaka went to the house along with two local elders Md. Idris and Md. Karim.

The Nasaka especially checked three women Nuras Saban (22) and Hazera (19), daughters of Razak Ali and Sara Khatun (26), his daughter-in-law, said a school teacher.

They returned to the camp at about 1 pm, after failing to find any mobile phone in the house, which they searched for six hours harassing and threatening the family at night.

In northern Arakan, restrictions exist on mobile phones for the Rohingya community. if anyone has a mobile phone, he will be fined or jailed or both, if they do not have permission, but, for other ethnic has no need the permission, can use freely,  said a local trader.