July 22, 2013
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The authority from Arakan State used new tactic after dissolving the Burma border security force (Nasaka), but policemen and Para police (Hluntin) are
arbitrary arresting and harassing the Rohingya people in Maungdaw south, said a local elder on condition of anonymity. Four Rohingya were arrested from Donkhali village by police and Hluntin personnel from Bodawpara police outpost, over the allegation that they were using Bangladeshi mobile phone on July 18, according to villagers.
However, the four Rohingya – Amir Hussain (17), son of Eliyas, Sadek (20), son of Kobir, and another two – released after taking Kyat 400,000. There was no file for arrested and detained in the police out post. The police and Hluntin used this method for extorting money from Rohingya community in northern Arakan, said an aide of police outpost.
“We believe that the harassment will be decreased after central government dissolved Burma border security force (Nasaka), but the harassment will be increased in northern Arakan State in future,” a village admin officer said on condition of anonymity,
“It is the policy of quasi-government, but the president Thein Sein is promising human rights violation will no more in the country and requesting the international community to invest in the country.”