August 3, 2013
Maungdaw, Arakan State: Police personnel station on guard of bridge are looting market going Rohingya since July 20, said a village admin officer from Maungdaw.
“The police personnel are stationed the bridge which situate between Myoma Kyayoungdan – Myo Thugyi village on Maungdaw-buthidaung highway.”
The police who were replace of Nasaka are looting Rohingya who are going to market to buy new clothes for their family members. The police extort 100 kyat to 1000 kyat depend on the traveler, said an aide from the bridge.
The police personnel only attacked the taxicab which ply near the town areas- Kaliza Banga, Nwah Yon Taung,Maung Nama,Myothigyi, Four mile, Samamwna and Razabil- who did not take any paper for travel and the police charge form them the paper and took more money for it, the aide said.
Rohingya community who are living near the Maungdaw central are not usually taking their ID cards, travel pass. The police know about this and charge it and extort money from them, said an elder from Maungdaw
“Within Ramadan ( fasting) month, the Rohingya community always going to market for their household marketing and daily using goods. The community also go to market for Eid festival marketing for their family members. They never bring their papers with them as it is closed to central Maungdaw where the police charge them and extort money,”
The police guard only charge taxicab which ply near village to Maungdaw and no other vehicle which run for Maungdaw- Buthidaung or Maungdaw- Kyein Chaung, the elder more added.