Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) robbed a bicycle from a middle school student on April 28, at about 600:00 pm, while he was going to his village from Powet Chaung village by riding on a bicycle, a relative from the locality said,“The bicycle was robbed by the Nasaka personnel of Powet Chaung out-post camp under the Nasaka area No. 5 of Maungdaw Township accompanied by Natala villagers when he reached nearby the camp by a bicycle. There is a Natala (new settlers) village near the camp, so the Natala villagers become collaborators of Nasaka.”
The victim is identified as— Mujibur Rahaman (14), son of Abu Sidique, hailed from Maung Nama village of Maungdaw north. He is a class VIII- student.
He is a minor student; he went to his home on foot with great disappointment without his bicycle. The Nasaka officer asked him to pay Kyat 5,000 to release the bicycle before he left to his home said a village elder quoting the victim.
The next day, on April 29, the minor student along with his father went to the Nasaka camp and paid Kyat 5,000 to get his bicycle.It is clear that, it is a deliberate action against the Rohingya community even not excluding the minor boy, said a business man.
“The security force is above the law, as what they want to do; they do it without any obstacle. Who gives the power? Surely, President Thein Sein gives the power. But president pretends to be a pseudo-reformer, “said a local youth who declined to be named.