Maungdaw, Arakan State: U Aung Myint Soe, the Maungdaw district administrator and U Kyi San, the Township administrator held election for village administration officer post since June, said an elected village admin officer from Maungdaw north.
“The authority gave us training about administration structures and how to handle the law in the village tract. But, after finished the training, the township admin officers didn’t issued the appointment letters to 36 village tracts. The Township officer said to wait till upper ordered come out.”
The township and district officers issued the appointment to Buddhist community who was fail in the election. The Buddhist community are the new settler and are minority of the village tract, said the elected village admin officer.
Township admin officer U Kyi San issued 13 village tracts appointment of village admin officer to Buddhist community who was not elected in the election without concerned of villagers, said a school teacher from Maungdaw south.
“The Township admin officer U Kyi San again told the elected village admin officers to accept vice village admin officer which was refused by the elected officers.”
The elected village admin officers are mostly Rohingya community and the villagers from village tract also support and chose them. But, the authority in Maungdaw, are planning to appoint village admin officers must be Buddhist community, said a politician from Maungdaw.
“If the authority has planned to appoint the Buddhist community as village admin officer, why the authority made election for these post in the Rohingya majority areas. Just come and appoint the person in the village tract. It is the system of Burma moving towards democracy.”