Maungdaw, Arakan State: Maungdaw high level officers – U Kyi San, the Township administration officer and U Aung Myint Soe, the district administration officer – provided Rohingyas’ land to the new settlers Rakhine community who migrated from Bangladesh recently, said a village admin officer from Maungdaw.
“The officers tactically and forcefully confiscated Rohingyas’ land with or without reason and kept it open for project since 1992 when the Nasaka was established in northern Arakan.”
The Burma border security force (Nasaka) used tactics to confiscate the Rohingyas’ land since it established in the Maungdaw and Buthidaung and handed over to the civil and arm force socity to use these confiscated land as project of their own. Most of the lands were provided to resettled Buddhist community who were brought from Bangladesh and central Burma by the ordered of Gen. Khin Nyint who was the main figure to establish the Nasaka, said a politician from Maungdaw.
“The Nasaka and township authority confiscated more than 5000 acres from Rohingya community in Maungdaw which was provided to the Buddhist settlers.”
Recently, Township administration officer U Kyi San provided more than 500 acres of arable lands to Rakhine community who recently entered in Maungdaw with the help of Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP) and Maungdaw high level officers. The lands were seized and forcefully confiscated from Rohingya community from Maungdaw, said an officer who didn’t want to mention his name.
“U Kyi San, the Township admin officer forcefully confiscated Rohingya lands after conflict of 2012 with giving allegation that the people are not available in the areas, but the persons were listed and issues arrest warrant by Nasaka and police for involving in the conflict in 2012. The persons were in the areas, hiding from the security force for fear of arrest which authority said not available in the areas.”
“It is one kind of allegation to confiscate the Rohingyas’ land and to provide the Buddhist settlers where the authority and RNDP promised to give them home, land and supporting foods, if they migrate into Burma from Bangladesh.”
Recently, 65 family – new Bangladeshi Buddhist settlers- occupied the Rohingyas’ grazing grounds of Du Chee Yartan (Kilaidaung) village to establish new Natala village with the help of Maungdaw authority, said the owner of the lands.