Up to dated news of Maungdaw Township on August 12, 2012

Sub Inspector Aye Tun Sein and its group arrested Enayet Ullah son of Fazal, hailed from Nurrullah para and other four persons, while they were going to market today morning, said a trader from Maungdaw.

“The police officers kept the Rohingya inside the Superstar Boarding near the clock tower junction, to extort money from them.The police officers demand 500,000 kyat per head to release. But, the Rohingyas escaped from the bordering while the police officers were out the spot. This is a new place to extort money from Rohingya by police officers who stationed near the clock tower junctions.”

Ayub (42), son of Abdu Soban, hailed from Pawet Chaung village of Nasaka area No.5 of Maungdaw Township was arrested by the Nasaka personnel of Powet Chaung Nasaka out-post while he was going to a Rohingya village nearby a Rakhine village,today at about 10:00am.  He was arrested with the cooperation of Rakhine villagers and kept him in the Rakhine village.  He was not released till writing the report. He did not commit any crime, said a trader from the village.

Besides, today, at about 10:30 am, Hluntin (riot police) stationed at old cinema hall, beat severely Mohamed Hakim (60), of Italia village of Maungdaw Town, while he was returning home from Maungdaw Town market with foodstuffs for his home. Seeing the event, some of villagers rushed to the spot and rescued him and sent to nearby clinic for medical treatment, said a villager on condition of anonymity.

Most of the police personnel, Hluntin (riot police) and Nasaka (Burma’s border security force) are from Rakhine community, so they do not think anything to commit any crime against the Rohingya community, when they get any chance. The violence between two communities is a good chance for them to extort money from Rohingya community by arresting and torturing.

A youth from Maungdaw said, “Police and Hluntin are very happy as they are able to extort money from Rohingya community as earlier they have no power to arrest and extort money from villagers.  Nasaka has all power.

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