By Rohingya Eye & M.S. Anwar ׀ Rathedaung
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Myanmar authority set free human trafficking agents free to roam and coax the violence struck Rohingya people and to smuggle them into Malaysia via Thailand, according to the reliable local sources in Arakan State of Myanmar.
The human traffickers that include people from different national backgrounds bribe Myanmar authority such Military, Border Guard Police (BGP) and Military Intelligence (also called SaYaPha). And in return, the traffickers get full permission and freedom to roam in Arakan and coax them for smuggling them into Malaysia, the sources say.
“Few days ago, Bangladeshi human trafficker called Baaila, age 35, was in Rathedaung Township coaxing the local Rohingyas saying he would send them to Malaysia for a cheap cost. Meanwhile, he stayed at the residence of his local partner Ayub (son of) Kadir, age 45, hails from Maina village of Kodan Kauk (also called Doom Sey Fara) village tract, Rathedaung Township.
The above-mentioned human trafficker, Baaila, was invited by Captain Ye Yin Aung, the captain of the military light infantry battalion based in Nga-Pee-Chee village of the same Kodan Kauk village tract and U Than Win, Age 45, a local Rakhine extremist who is an army member.
The trafficker is said to have coaxed around 100 Rohingyas: 70 Men and 30 Women to smuggle them to Malaysia. While doing so, he is to have bribed:
1) Kyat 20,000 to the Military Intelligence in the township
2) Kyat 20,000 to BGP Camp In-charge and Deputy Police Chief Lieutenant Lin Lin Naing
3) Kyat 20,000 to the said Military Captain Ye Yin Aung
4) Kyat 20,000 to the Superintendent Police
The trafficker was reported to have done the same in Buthidaung and Maungdaw Townships” asserted a local Rohingya in the township.
It was learnt yesterday that having hired a Thai fishing engine boat from Thailand; he was in the Bay of Bengal off the southern Maungdaw seashore such as of Kyauk Pandu (Shitaaf) village and Thawan Chaung (Bossara) village trying to leave for Thailand with more than 300 people on board.
Thousands of the violence-struck and persecuted Rohingya people have taken the perilous sea journey in the hope of peaceful survival elsewhere on the planet since the beginning the violence fully sponsored by Myanmar’s government since June 2012. A UNHCR Report last Aung estimated around 20,000 Rohingyas risked their lives since then. It is another means of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya ethnic minority in Myanmar through depopulation.
Read the report here: More than 20,000 people risk all on Indian Ocean to reach safety: UNHCR report
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