12-Rakhine with arms arrested in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Twelve Rakhines with arms were arrested by army yesterday midnight while climbing up to Pruma river bank nearby Khain Paran (Rakhine) village from a small boat, said a village elder from the locality.

Yesterday, at 12:00 pm (midnight) 12-Rakhine with eight automatic rifles and eight long swords were arrested by patrol (army) at Ngakura village of Maungdaw north while climbing up from the Puma river bank from a small row boat,. They went to Khain Paran  Para (Rakhine village) of Maungdaw from Myitna (Chowdary para), a Rkhine village of Nilla under the Teknaf police station, Cox’s Bazar district.

They are ex-armed members of Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) of Abakan, which recently made ceasefire agreement with Burmese government in Akyab (Sitwee), the capital of Arakan State, said another villager.

They pretended to be Nasaka (Burma’s border security force) of Nagkura Nasaka camp, but when the army confirmed whether they were Nasaka or not by contacting with the Nasaka camp, the Nasaka officer asked the patrol army, they were not Nasaka of the camp and then they were arrested by the patrol army.

On June 13, in the early morning, the arrested Rakhines carders were sent to Nasaka headquarters of Kawar Bill (Kyi Gan Pyin) of Maundaw Township, said a villager who saw the event.

But, after the incident broken out between Rohingyas and Rakhine at Maungdaw, inside and outside of Burmese with Rakhine people inside and outside of Arakan State told in printing and electronic media that the armed carders of Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO) entered north Arakan from Bangladesh which was given reference to a Facebook of Burma President office director and saying attacked the Rakhine villagers,  killing Rakhines.

In reality, a group of Rakhines with the help of police and Hluntin attack the Rohingya villagers in Maungdaw and Sittwe (Akyab) by setting on fire of Rohingya houses, killing villagers, looting properties of Rohingya community. But, this incident is doctored that Rohingyas are killing Rakhine people, set on fire of Rakhine villages. Most of     the media in Burma propagate that Rohingyas attacked Rakhine villagers, according to Rohingyas inside Arakan.

Some of the Rakhine ultra-nationalist group leaders are Hla Myint, Ni Maung Shwe, son of U Ni Maung, hailed from Ward No. 3, Maung Aye, son of U Aung Tun Sein of Ward No. 1, Than Kay, hailed from Ward No. 4, Kyaw Aye, Ward No.3, Paung Mee, the owner of the united rest house and Khin Maung, Ward No. 3 of Maungdaw town. They have been looting goods, killing many Rohingyas, therefore it is not a riot, but it is premeditated genocide against the Rohingyas, said a trader from Maungdaw.

“We have never heard of this kind of state emergency which is means only for one party, the other party is free whatever they want to do, they can.  If the government has a political will, it can be controlled with an hour by sending army, said a politician inside Arakan.

Instead of neutral role of army, Rakhines are protected, the security of   Rohingyas are kept at the mercy of police, Hluntin and Rakhine. This means to kill incentive to the Rakhines. It is to be noted that the emergency declared on Sunday is strictly enforced to the Rohingyas only, not to the other community (Rakhines).

The dead bodies of Akyab were sent to unknown places and took photographs after covering the dead bodies with robes of monks to dupe the people across the world, that Rohingyas killed the Buddhist monks, a villager from Akyab said.

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