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    Authority enlists Bangladesh Rakhine Buddhist settlers



    By KPN News
    September 28, 2013


    Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Maungdaw authority –Immigration department- is going to enlist the Rakhine Buddhist from Bangladesh who were settled in Maungdaw since September 23, according to an officer who deny his name.


    The project was started after Chief Minister held meeting with Maungdaw officials while he visited Maungdaw on 22 September, the officer said.


    The Immigration officer are collecting the family list and photograph to all the new settlers who had come from Bangladesh- Bangladeshi Rakhine. The government will give them the IDs card and will issue new family registration card which mean they are from Burma and staying in the Maungdaw and Buthidaung, the officer more added.


    The new settlers are welcome by Burmese authority and Arakan State government, Rakhine politicial party and local Rakhine. The Bangladeshi Rakhine who were living in the Chittagong hill tract where they works hard for their survival. When Rakhine political party and local Rakhine organized the hill people to flee from Bangladesh to Burma with allegation of discrimination, said a NGOs person who deny his name and his organization.


    “This hill people are getting more facility in Bangladesh- education, social activates and freedom religious. They had to work hard for their survival, not same they getting from Burma- foods, lands, animals, home and money.”


    Still they holding the Bangladesh citizen and will hold Burmese citizen also. whenever they faced difficult to survive, they will back to their old place- Chittagong hill tract, the Bangladeshi NGOs person said.