Monday 13 August 2012

16 guns, huge explosives seized from Rakhine people

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.

16 guns, huge explosives seized at Kyauktaw

12 Aug, Kaladan press

Kyauktaw, Arakan State:  Burmese Army seized 14 automatic rifles, two pistols and huge of exclusives from Rakhine villages of Kyauktaw Township, about five miles away from Kyauktaw Town on August 9, said a villager elder from. Kyauktaw Township on condition of anonymity

“The arms and explosives were seized by the Mrauk-U Battalion No. 378 led by Commander Major Myint Hpou.”
Regarding the above news, on August 8, one Rohingya youth named Noor Mohamed, hailed from Radana Bon (Rohingya village) went to nearby the bottom of a Mountain for grazing his buffaloes, but, the cowboy did not return to his home in the evening. As a result, some of the relatives of the cowboy and some villagers went to look whereabouts Noor and his buffalo herd. They did not find him, but saw that buffalo flock was at the Taung Bwe ( Rakhine) village.
The following day, the relatives and villagers went to the said Mountain bottom to search again Noor, but found his dead body. He was shot dead.  After carrying the dead body, villagers went to the army  Battalion  number 378 and raised the issue in detail.
Being informed, at about 2:00 pm, a group of army, immediately went to the Taung Bwe Rakhine village and searched the village and seized five automatic rifles, two pistols and a huge amount of explosives. Regarding this, six Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP members including one female were arrested.
After that, the armies continuously searched two other Rakhine villagers and seized seven automatic rifles from Way Si Daung Rakhine village and another two automatic rifles from Ngathan Pha village. But the army did not arrest anyone regarding this as the RNDP members fled away who involved in the arms keeping matter.
According to a villager, RNDP had already provided 10-gun per village in Kyauktaw Township without taking money. If any village wants extra guns, money will be paid by villagers.
This plan has been implemented by Dr. Htay Aye, U Hla Maung, U Tun Way, U Kyaw Sein Aung and U Kyaw Sein. They are the patron of RNDP and Wathanu Rakita Organization, said another villager from Kyauktaw Township.
The international and internal media and even the government announced that the going violence between Rakine and Rohingya is a sectarian violence. But, it is not a sectarian violence. It is government sponsored violence. Rakhines (Moghs) have been supported by the concerned authorities — police, Hluntin (riot police), Nasaka (Burma’s border security force) and army. Rohingya villages were torched by the mobs of Moghs while the security forces were standing in front of the Rohingya villagers and firing to the Rohingya villagers while trying to extinguish their houses, said a school teacher.
Government accompanied by RNDP members created this problem between two communities—Rakhine and Rohingya communities. Still Nasaka police and Hluntin harass the Rohingya community. They arrest, torture and extort money from Rohingya villagers without any reason.

Police personnel gear up harassment of Rohingyas in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  The Police personnel gear up its harassment on Rohingya community in Maungdaw after visiting of UN envoy, according to teacher from Maungdaw.

“Arafat,15, son of Nazir Ahmed and Ismile, 28,  hailed from Maung Ni village , who are sitting in their shops near the Maungdaw Juma Mosque today at about 10:00am by Police officer  Sub Inspectors Aye Tun Sein, Hla sein and Then Htun  without any allegation. After arrested, the police officers demand to release 500,000 kyats each.”

Similarly, a high school student from Ward number 5, was arrested by police today morning from the village and till reporting the faith of the student was unknown, the teacher said,
Osman Gani, 55, Abul Fayas, 40, Abul Kalam,30, Ex-Custom officer Kasim, 70 and Yasein,35 were arrested  from Ward number 5 yesterday (August 10), night  by police, according to a villager from Ward number 5.

The police personnel are going to villages/Ward at night in the name of family list checking and looting Rohingyas property and attempt to rape if they get change in the houses where no males were in the houses, said an elder from Maungdaw.
“The police took the family lists Rohingya families where the head of family member is not found in Bumu village on August 9. Same as, the police also took the family lists of Rohingys families from Myoma Khayoungdan village. The Police also arrest Rohingyas who was met in the houses.”
“Ayub, 25, son of Younous, and Moulana Rashid 45, from Bomu village were arrested by police  on August 9 at night.”

“It is very difficult for Rohingya community for checking the family list at night where most of Rohingyas are busy for fasting and most of males members were out of houses for fear of arrest. At this movement, the police personnel are using the charge to attempt to rape while they saw female only in the houses at night.”
Police personnel who are going to the villages at night for checking of family lists, taking the motorbike, if found in the houses and didn’t return to the owners. The Rohingyas show all documents of motorbikes, but the police are not returning the motorbikes, said a motorbike owner from Bomu Village.

Besides, the Burma border security force (Nasaka) also arresting Rohingya community without any allegations, said a village admin officer from Maungdaw.
“Nazir, 22, son of Kabir , Moulana Mohamed Alam and  Kaseim 25, from PoungZar village Nasaka area number 6 were arrested By Nasaka.”

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