Monday, 25 May 2020

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Arakan State Chief Minister U Hla Maung Tin had distributed money to Bangladeshi Buddhist settlers in Maungdaw on September 22, according to official from Maungdaw.


The state chief minister held meeting with Rohingya community in Maungdaw, officials and Rakhine community separately. He declared when meeting with Rakhine community to distribute money (each family to 50,000 kyats) and distributed it while he visit the new Buddhist settlers from Bangladesh, the officer said.

The Buddhist Rakhine community from Bangladesh flee to Burma, Maungdaw and the authority had settled them in the Rohingya lands and support every things which they need for their survival, said an village admin officer from Maungdaw.

The Rakhine Buddhist who flee from Bangladesh are living in the hill tract where they were hard working for their survival and living peace fully in the Bangladesh, said Abdul Sartar, an elder from Chittagong hill tract.

But, after conflict in 2012, June, some Rakhine politician from Arakan state organized them to flee from Bangladesh to Burma, Maungdaw with allegation of discrimination, now nearly 1000 families were already settled in Maungdaw and Buthidaung with the help of Burmese government, said a Rakhine community from Cox’s Bazar who deny to mention his name.

The Arakan State government are willing to settle the Bangladeshi Buddhist community in Maungdaw and Buthidaung where the Rohingya community are majority, said a politician from Maungdaw.   

The Arakan State government are establishing the Bangladeshi Buddhist settlers in Arakan State, but keeping pressure Rohingya community in their social activates –movement, religious and education, the politician said. “When asked to State chief Minister about religious institutes to reopen which closed by authority since June, 2012. The chief Minister said it will keep until the emergency Act 144 was imposed.”