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No security for domestic animals of Rohingyas in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan
State: There is no security for domestic animals of Rohingyas in northern
Arakan , Burma, said a trader from Maungdaw south. “Natala villagers frequently
abducted domestic animals of Rohingyas while grazing nearby forest and
villages.”

A group of Natala
villagers (new Buddhist settlers) of Udaung village went to nearby forest and
picked up 12- cow from the grazing fields on April 19,at about 3:30pm according
to the owners of the cattle.
The owners of  the cows were identified as— Sukkur (40), son
of Mahasan, Ali Ahmed (35)  and Lal Meah,
hailed from Khonza Bill (village) under the Aley Than Kyaw village tract of
Maundaw Township.
After the event, a
cow boy immediately went to the village and informed the owners of the cows
regarding the matter.
On information, the
owners appraised the matter to the village Admin officer and then went to the
Natala village. The Natala villagers demanded Kyat 100,000 to release the cow,
but, at last, the owners had to pay Kyat 60,000 for the cows’ release, said a
relative on condition of anonymity.
Major Ray Wint Aung
of Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) No. 352, who was appointed to the Maungdaw
south  to control the violence which was
occurred  between Rakhines and Rohingyas
on June 8, 2012. But, the Commander in spite of controlling the violence, he
incites violence between the two communities taking side from the Rakhine
community. He has also been committing crimes against the Rohingya villagers.
The Commander with the collaboration of Village Administrators sent cattle to
Bangladesh, which have been picked up or stolen by the Natala villagers from
Rohingya villages. The commander is doing such lucrative business, and he
becomes a rich man in the army, said a local elder preferring not to be named
for the security reason.
“Rohingya villagers
have been maltreating since long by various means and ways by the security
forces while they have been keeping in their villages like a cage. They are not
allowed to go out from their villages to access anything to do for their
livelihood,” said a youth from the locality preferring not to be named.



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