July 26, 2013
Maungdaw, Arakan State: The police personnel from Maungdaw are behaving as goon in Maungdaw since the police force was replacing for Burma border security force (Nasaka), said a village admin officer from Maungdaw.
“Police personnel – stationed in front of Myoma monastery (old Muslim religious center –Marcus) – beat rickshaw pullers who passed them with any reason on July 24.”
The rickshaw pullers complained to concern community leaders and village admin officer and organized to make counter attacked the police personnel, but the community leader said they will handle the problem, said an elder from Myoma Khayoundan village.
“Rohingya community leaders and village admin official complained to the army security post in high school and the army officer called district police officer where the army officer asked to pull out the police personnel from Myoma monastery.”
Most the rickshaw pullers are Rohingya community in Maungdaw and all the security force behave them not a human being whenever they wish they beat them, not paying the fare of rickshaw riding charge, said a student from Maungdaw.
Similarly, the police personnel from Kalizabanga village outpost extort 300,000 kyat from Younous – a Rohingya from Habib village for receiving gust in his house on July 25 night, but he tried to register at village admin office where the office was not willing to receive the registration of gust as the new village admin had just received the appointment letter from concerned authority, said an elder from the village.
Besides, Zaw Zaw and another one police personnel extort 50,000 kyat from Rawmis Ahmed of Chein Kharli village for using betel nut cutter where he used to sell quid of betel on July 23, said a shopkeeper from said village.