team of 15 Burmese Immigration personnel, consisting of 3 personnel
from Arakan State Immigration, 9 personnel from Kyauktaw Township
Immigration and 3 RNDP (Rakhine Nationalities Development Party)
members went in Yadanabone (Nairong-Murafara), Kadir Fara, Fiding
Fara and Modi Fara of Kyauktaw on 21 January 2013 in doing
population survey for
2013, according to local report.
group started their entry from Nairong-Murafara at about 9:00am and
ended 2 days long survey in Rohingya households in destroyed areas.
were forcibly asking the Rohingya families to write Bengali at the
place of ethnic race on a white form. In 2 days, these officials able
to complete the survey of 12 Rohingya families, said Toyub, a
Rohingya youth from Kyauktaw.
Rohingya populations of the areas denied writing Bengali word on this
form while they openly express their opposition on such survey. The
Rohingya told to the officials that they have been living there for
centuries in peace and harmony. They also claim that they are the
indigenous people in their own land, he added.
members of RNDP talked to the Rohingya people with very aggressive
and angry mode, even threatened to vanish the Rohingya populations in
near future. In such time, the Burmese immigration officials kept
quite and returned without further comment.
on the situation, Rohingya residents of Kyauktaw worrying of fresh
attack in the future and thus they are in need of
strong security forces
for their safety.