Maungdaw, Arakan State: High level officers – Army, police and home minister office- had visited Maungdaw today, according to an official from Maungdaw.
“The top level army officers along with Lt Gen Thein Htay, the Minister of Border Affairs had been visiting Maungdaw – border trade point, exit and entry gate, market and government offices. They were guided by Col. Maung Maung Oo, the Director of Burma border security force around the Maungdaw.”
The district administration officer and Township administration officer organized to open the shops in the market forcefully and ordered to say, in Maungdaw the two communities are living peacefully, according to a shopkeeper who didn’t want to give his name.
“In the shop, most of their collaborators were sitting while the army official visited the market and said as per the Maungdaw administration officers.”
Besides, the police chief meet with Maungdaw Buddhist monks in the Myoma monastery where he discuss with Rakhines community from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, said an elder from Maungdaw.
“We don’t know, what they discuss at the meeting, may be against Rohingya community as per recent happening Arakan State.”
Similarly, an officer from the home minister officers called all the village administration officers from Maungdaw to meet him in Buthidaung where he held a meeting with them at Myoma Hall, according to an politician from Rohingya community.
“The high level officers of authority all department visited northern Arakan, to make plan to drive out the Rohingya or to set up refugee camp for Rohingya in Taungbro. The authority is showing international community that the government is working hard to settle recent ethnic cleansing program. But, they are using program – collecting data with authority desire plan- to drive out the Rohingya from Arakan soil.”
“The authority are collecting data of Rohingyas who lost their villages for burned down where they authority asked the family list and ID card which were burned when Rakhines set on fire their villages. In the form , the authority are using “Bangali” in the race where most of Rahingyas asked to fill with Rohingya. This is big problem which stopped the collecting of data from Rohingya in central Arakan.”
The authority is asking for aids from international community, but no aids went to Rohingyas of northern Arakan – Maungdaw, Buthidaung and rathedaung – and central Arakan – Kyaukpru, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Mayebon, Rathedaung, Kyauktaw, Paukta and Rambree. The government only distributed Rohingyas in Akyab. It is also not fulfill for them and authority want them to flee from Arakan to Bangladesh. It is their plann to drive out the Rohingya from Arakan soil.”