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Maung Daw Updates: Military Arrested Four Rohingyas, A Rohingya Shop Robbed

Report by MYARF and Sindhi Khan | Written by M.S.Anwar
September 20, 2013
1- On 17th September 2013 morning, seven poor
Rohingyas from the villages of HaisshuRata (Alay-Than-Kyaw) and Kanpu, southern
Maung Daw, went to the nearby forest for logging and woods. Meanwhile, seven
military personnel from Mrawaddy Squadron chased them. Three out of seven
people managed to escape. The military arbitrarily arrested the remaining four
Rohingyas. The military severely tortured them and then, transferred them to
the Mrawaddy Police Station. Now, Police are demanding that each family of the four
Rohingyas have to pay Kyat 200,000 to the Police if they want to get their
respective family members released. They are:
1) Noor Mohammed S/o Nazir Ahmed (Age 29) (From
2) Mohammed Yunoos S/o Amir Hamza (Age 32) (From
3) Shah Alam S/o Abdur Rahman (Age 10) (From Kanpu)
4) Abul Fayas S/o Abdur Rahman (Age 33) (From Mon
Tula village of AlayThanKyaw)
2- An electronic and electrical acessories shop
owned by Nazim S/o Mv Jamil got robbed in the downtown of Maung Dawbetween 1AM
and 5AM on 18th Septemeber 2013. He is a Rohingya and resident of Fayazi
Village, Maung Daw. Stuffs worth around Kyat 0.5million got stolen.
“We believe that, like the earlier times, this
robbery was also carried out by Rakhine Police or Hlun Htein (Security Force)
in cooperation with Rakhine hooligans. Because between 10PM and 5AM is a curfew
period. No Rohingya but only Rakhines and authority can roam around in the
curfew period” said a local of Maung Daw.
“Unfortunately, lodging police complaints regarding
the thefts and roberries are also abortive. We have to pay Kyat 10,000 for
lodging a police complaint. We to pay further Kyat 50,000 if we want police to
start ivestigations. Even then, it is not certain that they will catch the
thieves or the robbers. In the earlier robberies, no burgular or robber could
have been brought into light.
People are frustrated. So, we have to keep silent
even if our shops get robbed” he added.
The Security in charge during the curfew period is
a second lieutetant Police, Tun Tun (Sic). The head of the Maung Daw Police
station is a lieutenant Police called Hkan Hla.
Maung Daw Township (Photo: Google Map)
Maung Daw Township (Photo: Google Map)