Land survey officer demands huge amount for property map

Maungdaw Land survey officer U Htun Hla  Pru and his assistant staff U Hla Thein are demanding huge amount for issuing property map since April 2016, said Halim, a human Rights watchdog from Maungdaw.
The officers and his staff asked for one maps inside the municipal areas is more than 2 million kyats and outside of the municipal areas need one million kyats, Halim more added.

The prices are only for Rohingya community who need their properties maps to keep clear and for future their family, but the officers are asking the huge amount of money to get the property map, said Anwer, a property owner who try to get a map of his property.

Other community – Rakhine- get easily the map with in government fee, no need to follow the officer demand, Anwer said.

The officer U Htun Hla Pru is posting since 2004 and he was not transferred to other place or town, said Ahmed, an ex-government officer.  “Htun Hla Pru used the Rohingya land into other land by destroying the Rohingya property paper. He is the only person in the Land survey office, can destroy or name change.”

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