Hluntin extorts Kyat 50,000 from villager in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Hluntin (riot police) extorted Kyat 50,000 from a Rohingya villager on July 23, over the allegation from that he had married without permission from the concerned authority, according to a police aide who denied to be named.
“The victim is identified as Nurul Amin (33), son of Abu Mosa, hailed from Ngakura, Maungdaw north.”

The victim was arrested by Hluntin in the morning from his house and brought to the camp and detained there. However, in the evening, he was released after taking Kyat 50,000 from him.

After dissolving the Burma border security force (Nasaka) recently, most of the people believe that there will be less harassment against the Rohingya community. But policemen and Para police (Hluntin) are arbitrary arresting and harassing the Rohingya people as Nasaka did before, said a local villager on condition of anonymity.

Former Nasaka be made of— army, police, immigration, custom, Hluntin and Sarapa (Military Intelligence). After dissolving the Nasaka, Immigration, custom and Sarapa are not seen in the camp, but police, Hluntin and army are present in the camp,  and also some of  new recruits of Hluntins are present in the camp, said a Nasaka aide from north of Maungdaw.

“Some people believe that harassment will be decreased after the central government dissolved the Burma border security force (Nasaka), but the harassment will be increased in future because “old bottle new wine. There will be no change,” a village admin officer said on condition of anonymity.

“It is the policy of military backed quasi-civilian government to show the world community to pursue the international companies to invest in Burma and to get aid from western world.  However, President Thein Sein is promising that human rights violation will be no more in the country in future, said a businessman from Maungdaw town.

Besides, the Burmese government is trying to make up another border security force accompanied by BCP (Burmese Communist Party) and ALP (Arakan Liberation Party) ex-members, regarding this, recently, U Kyaw Maung, leader of BCP was sent to Kyauk Taw Town where ALP office is present, according to reliable source.

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