Maungdaw, Arakan State: Bangladeshi Buddhist families – one Marmagyi family and 29 Bangladeshi Rakhine families – were settled in Karayni Natala village in Maungdaw south on January 13, according to an officer from Maungdaw.
“The Bangladeshi Buddhist families entered to Burma with the help of District administration officer – Aung Myint Soe – on January 10 and stayed at central monastery till setting their settlement in Maungdaw south.”
The Rakhine community from Arakan State organized the Bangladeshi Buddhist to enter Burma with a proposal of settlement as they are not able to stay in Bangladesh, according to a Rakhine – staying in Bangladesh- who denied to mention his name.
“Actually the Bangladesh Buddhist families are living in Chittagong Hill Tract who have to work hard in the hill cultivation to survive their lives. When they were organized by some Rakhine community from Arakan State to enter Burma where they will live in house and getting foods from authority and lands for their future survival. Maungdaw high authority officers set up them in Maungdaw south where more Buddhist show as IDPs and getting International Aid support and local NGOs Aid support for their survival. So, these people toke this advantage for their future lives.”
In Bangladesh, there are no problem for Buddhist to stay, but have to struggle hard for survival, he more added.
The Maungdaw high officials are mostly Rakhine and wish to settle more Bangladesh Rakhine in Maungdaw to make more population where more than 90% are Rohingya community, said a school teacher from Maungdaw.