Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burmese Armies are constructing three army camps at Maungdaw south and Rohingya villagers are forced to pay money, materials to those constructions, said an elder from the village.
“Today, the armies accompanied by Sayedullah (Nasaka agent from Aley Than Kyaw ) are collecting Kyat 10,000 and two-big bamboo per house. The villagers have to provide forced labor in future to build the army camps.”
The army has decided to build three camps, at the Aley Than Kyaw, Horsora and Kyauk Pandu (Shita Purika) villages of Maungdaw south.
There is an agreement between Burma and Bangladesh not to build any army camp within 16 miles from zero-line boundary. The Burmese army’s attempt to build army camps within the restricted border area is acceptable to Bangladesh or not. It is unknown to public, according to a trader from Maungdaw.
“If the army camps are built at the border, armies will be increased and the persecutions are also be amplified against the Rohingya villagers.”