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    Villager arrested for guest receiving at his house in Maungdaw

                                         Photo Myanmar UNDP Northern Rakhine State 


    Maungdaw,
    Arakan State:
     A villager was arrested and extorted money by
    Burma’s border security force ( Nasaka)  for receiving a guest
    in his house today, said a close relative of the victim.  


    The
    victim is identified as Sayed Hussain (50), son of Zar Muluk, hailed
    from Maung Nama village under Nasaka Headquarters (Kawar Bill) of
    Maungdaw Township.” 



    Today,
    at about 2: 00 am, at night, a group of Nasaka from Aung Min Gala
    Nasaka out-post of Maungdaw north led by Captain Aung Myo Than  went
    to Maung Nama village accompanied by Village Administration officer
    Shobbir Ahmed where they entered the victim house to search a guest
    inside the house, but, they did not find the guest, said another
    local villager preferring not to be named.  


    As
    a result, the Nasaka captain arrested the house owner Sayed Hussain
    and  detained in the Nasaka out-post  camp.” 

    In
    Arakan State, for Rohingya community, the guest receivers or house
    owners have to inform to the local Village Administration officer, if
    the guest stays at night, otherwise, the Nasaka will fine the house
    owner, said a local schoolteacher.  

    Today,
    a guest from nearby village came to Sayed Huaass’s house at about
    10:00 am and returned to his home after having food, at around 3:00
    pm. But, the Nasaka’s collaborator or informer did not know the
    guest went back to his home. So, the informer mistakenly informed
    that one guest came to the victim’s house, according to a local
    youth. 

    The
    house owner or guest receiver did not need to inform about his guest
    to the local Admin or Nasaka because the guest did not stay at
    night.”

    However,
    today, at around 1:00 pm, the arrestee was released after paying Kyat
    160,000 to the Nasaka commander, said another close relative of the
    victim. 

    A
    local politician said, “The Nasaka commander knows that the victim
    does not commit any crime. Why the Nasaka officer extorts such a big
    amount from the victim. So, it is a deliberate action against the
    Rohingya community.”

    Similarly,
    Nasaka from Udaung Nasaka-outpost camp arrested a Rohingya who
    visited his relative’s house – same village, same quarters and
    near his house- for not informing the concerned authority on January
    20, according to an elder from Udaung.

    Abdu
    Rahaman, 25, son of Nur Ahmed hailed from Baringa Dyel  (village)
    was arrested for visiting his relative’s house and detained in the
    Udaung out post camp where the Nasaka demand  huge money which
    was not able to pay by arrestee. So, he was transferred to commanding
    officer camp of area number 8, according to a village admin office
    member.

    Source
    by KPN