Current News

    Maungdaw high level officers provide Rohingyas’ land to new settlers

    KPN News 

    July, 30, 2013

    Maungdaw, Arakan State: Maungdaw high level officers – U Kyi
    San, the Township administration officer and U Aung Myint Soe, the district
    administration officer – provided Rohingyas’ land to the new settlers Rakhine
    community who migrated from Bangladesh recently, said a village admin officer
    from Maungdaw.


    “The officers tactically and forcefully confiscated
    Rohingyas’ land with or without reason and kept it open for project since 1992
    when the Nasaka was established in northern Arakan.”

    The Burma border security force (Nasaka) used tactics to
    confiscate the Rohingyas’ land since it established in the Maungdaw and
    Buthidaung and handed over to the civil and arm force socity to use these
    confiscated land as project of their own. Most of the lands were provided to
    resettled Buddhist community who were brought from Bangladesh and central Burma
    by the ordered of Gen. Khin Nyint who was the main figure to establish the
    Nasaka, said a politician from Maungdaw.
    “The Nasaka and township authority confiscated more than
    5000 acres from Rohingya community in Maungdaw which was provided to the
    Buddhist settlers.”
    Recently, Township administration officer U Kyi San provided
    more than 500 acres of arable lands to Rakhine community who recently entered
    in Maungdaw with the help of Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP) and
    Maungdaw high level officers. The lands were seized and forcefully confiscated
    from Rohingya community from Maungdaw, said an officer who didn’t want to
    mention his name.
    “U Kyi San, the Township admin officer forcefully
    confiscated Rohingya lands after conflict of 2012 with giving allegation that
    the people are not available in the areas, but the persons were listed and
    issues arrest warrant by Nasaka and police for involving in the conflict in
    2012. The persons were in the areas, hiding from the security force for fear of
    arrest which authority said not available in the areas.”
    “It is one kind of allegation to confiscate the Rohingyas’
    land and to provide the Buddhist settlers where the authority and RNDP promised
    to give them home, land and supporting foods, if they migrate into Burma from
    Bangladesh.”

    Recently, 65 family – new Bangladeshi Buddhist settlers-
    occupied the Rohingyas’ grazing grounds of 
    Du Chee Yartan (Kilaidaung) village to establish new Natala village with
    the help of  Maungdaw authority, said the
    owner of the lands.