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    Rakhine extremists assaulted Kaman Muslims in Thandwe

    September 30, 2013

    BurmaTimes – Ibrahim Shah- Around twelve o’clock at midday
    on 29th September, a motorcycle owned by one Buddhist youth Maung Naing Oo was
    placed in front of a shop owned by the Chairman of Kaman Muslim party in
    Thandwe. The Buddhist youths started to argue harshly when the shopkeeper requested them
    to remove and place the vehicle some ahead from the shop since the vehicle
    closed the entrance of the shop.
    On the double, the Buddhist youth diffused
    the entire town that the Kaman Muslim Party Chairman insulted Buddhism. The
    main reason of diffusion of such aggressive news is because the extremists of
    RNDP and the 969 Campaign have been seeking chances to attack the Kaman Muslims
    since long time.
    While about 200 extremists are attempting to assault
    surrounded the house of U Kyaw Zan Hla, the police came and the mob was
    segregated and arrested him. Amid the investigation in custody, more than 80
    extremists surrounded the custody and demanded the police to hand over UKyaw
    Zan Hla to them.U Kyaw Zan Hla was bailed after thorough investigation in
    When the extremist came to know about the release of U
    Kyaw Zan Hla, 20 disguised Karate-Experts are sent to enclose the police camp.
    Then, the police and the disguised Karate-Experts discussed mutually.
    Later, the extremists mobbed in Ngha Kyaw Daung quarter
    and a house owned by Kaman
    Muslim was burnt down to ashes.
    It is miserable that no security forces made any
    obstruction against the assault. Then, the mob wishfully vandalized some Kaman
    houses throwing stones. At night, one Muslim oil shop was set on fire and
    vandalized more Kaman Muslim houses in Bodegung quarter as well.
    The armed forces are deployed in Thandwe and Muslims are
    only prevented from coming out of houses at streets. The security forces did
    not prevent nor arrest the 969 Campaign leader Tun Than Kyaw who is moving by
    car to and fro in the town.
    More extremists gather in monasteries who are coming up
    from rural sides and getting preparation to further assault Muslims.
    Translated from Burmese into English by Editor
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