Sittwe (Akyab) – Military police as well as traffic police have jointly started a campaign of extorting money from the innocent Rohingya who carry people by vehicles for shopping and treatment in Swittwe, Arakan, the locals have said.
Traffic police have been torturing the Rohingya vehicle owners by extorting money unlawfully on different accusations for about two years. Mostly Rohingya people use buses, motorcycles and trishaws necessarily to go for shopping and treatment in Thakke Prang village tract where people cannot go on foot for distance.
From 20, August 2016, military police and traffic police have been accelerating the extortion of money form Rohingya, who go to Thakke Prang from different places by vehicles, on accuse of baseless and unacceptable issues which make the people boring leading to hardship for survival.
The authorities extort 30 thousands to 50 thousands Kyats per one vehicle. If anyone refuses to give money, they threaten them of seizing vehicles forever.
The poor and innocent Rohingya people are seeking the shelter under law but the NLD Government does not pay a heed to them as the sufferers are needed to be vanished soon from Arakan, they have added.
Edited by: M. Shuaib
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