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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
    Kanpu)
    2) Mohammed Yunoos S/o Amir Hamza (Age 32) (From
    Kanpu)
    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)