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    Election without Rohingya for village admin post in Maungdaw

    Maungdaw, Arakan: An election was held at Ward No.4 of Maungdaw Town onDecember 18; without inviting any Rohingya though there is 1/3 of Population is Rohingya community, according to a local who preferred not to be named.

    “The election was held by U Kyi San, the Township Administration officer with permission of U Aung Myint Soe, the District Administration officer of Maungdaw District. The District officer ordered the Township officer not to call any Rohingya to take part in the election.”

    The authority elected ward administration officer, as head of 100 houses and head of 10 houses with other village administration Council members from Rakhine community without voting, just selected, said a villager of Ward No.4.

    This kind of election encouraged to the Rakhine community because of excluding the Rohingya community. This will be a testing matter in Maungdaw Town without participation of Rohingya community in the election, said a business man from Maungdaw Town.

    “Rohingya people think that the situation in Arakan State will not be better in future and they become upset.”

    “Where is the rule of law and equality in the country”, said a politician from Maungdaw Town.