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Elected village admin officers refuse to accept vice-admin officer

KPN News:
July 30, 2013
Maungdaw, Arakan
State: U Aung Myint Soe, the Maungdaw district administrator and U Kyi San, the
Township administrator held election for village administration officer
post  since June, said an elected village admin  officer  from
Maungdaw north.
“The authority gave
us training about administration structures and how to handle the law in the
village tract. But, after finished the training, the township admin officers
didn’t issued the appointment letters to 36 village tracts. The Township
officer said to wait till upper ordered come out.”
The township and
district officers issued the appointment to Buddhist community who was fail in
the election. The Buddhist community are the new settler and are minority of
the village tract, said the elected village admin officer.
Township admin
officer U Kyi San issued 13 village tracts appointment of village admin officer
to Buddhist community who was not elected in the election without concerned of
villagers, said a school teacher from Maungdaw south.
“The Township admin
officer U Kyi San again told the elected village admin officers to accept vice
village admin officer which was refused by the elected officers.”
The elected village
admin officers are mostly Rohingya community and the villagers from village
tract also support and chose them. But, the authority in Maungdaw, are planning
to appoint village admin officers must be Buddhist community, said a politician
from Maungdaw.
“If the authority has planned to appoint the Buddhist community as village
admin officer, why the authority made election for these post in the Rohingya
majority areas. Just come and appoint the person in the village tract. It is
the system of Burma moving towards democracy.”