Thursday, 28 May 2020

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  The security forces – Police, Hluntin and Burma border security force (Nasaka) – are harassing Rohingya females while they are entering Maungdaw, according to a security officer from Maungdaw.

“The security forces charged the Rohingya females to check their body while they are entering to Maungdaw. The male security personnel are checking the body of Rohingya females.”

The security forces charged the Rohingyas ( male and female) on the entering gates – Shwezar bridge, Myoma Khayoungdan bridge and Nyoungchang bridge – where the checked the whole body of person. The security forces are not using female security personnel for females.”

The entering gate always harassing Rohingyas by checking travel pass of Village administration officer or TRC (white card) and charge per person 200 to 500 kyats, said an elder.

“The rural areas people entered to Maungdaw for marketing for their family and the security charge on the marketing goods and Rohingya had to pay for goods.”

The security forces charged 500-1000 from the vehicle which passed the bridge, there are so many bridge on this road. So, the earning money is going to the security forces and we returned back home without money, said a vehicle’s’ owner from Maungdaw.

Rohingya are giving their earning money to the security force to escape from harassment and the Rohingya become empty hand after hardworking whole day, said  a polictician from Maungdaw.