msa December 10, 2014

By Maung Kyaw Myint l Sallam Oic

Sittwe (Akyab), Arakan State (Rohingya Vision) — Myanmar’s military and Border Guard Police guarding Sittwe coast plundered a few Rohingya fishermen last Friday, say the reports.

The incident took place while some fishermen from the besieged Rohingya community in Sittwe region fishing in the Bay of Bengal not so-off from the Island called Mayu or Oyster.

“Some Rohingya fishermen fishing in the Bay of Bengal nearby Mayu island using an engine boat on December 5. The military and the Border Guard Police (BGP) summoned the fishermen and plundered expensive fishes, 10 gallons of diesel and a mobile phone (with a number 09253082993) from the fishermen. The goods altogether are worth Kyat 1 Million.

And the military harassed and beat the fishermen when they (the fishermen) plead them (the military) to return some of their goods” said a witness fishermen.

“Instead of serving their duties as Border Guards, they are now behaving like legal and licensed robbers. They have nothing but robbing poor and economically crippled Rohingya people here” he added.

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