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Starving Rohingya Forced to Work on Military’s Field

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 4th August 2018

Buthidaung: The remaining Rohingya are forced to work on military-owned paddy fields in many villages of Buthidaung Township, according to updates received on 3rd August 2018.

The victim villages are King Taung, Addwing Hnga The, Ok Hla Phe, Dappyo Chaung, Kun To, and Ywak Nyo Taung in which Rohingyas are forced to work as labor for seeding military-owned lands.

In these villages, military from Battalion 551 ordered Rohingya villagers to farm on their lands as forced labor.


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Restrictions on different means of livelihood have raised the starvation level in victim villages since late 2017. These illegal restrictions have left villagers with no choice then to follow the latest extreme orders.

In this plantation season, people have to leave their lands unfarmed. There, the Rohingya patients are not allowed to go for medical treatment, especially the farmers and poor people who are suffering.


Rohingya’s paddy field in Monnafara village of Buthidaun Township in 2017. File Photo


When some Rohingya requested and pleaded to the military, they scolded and threatened the people by saying, “Leave this country, if you don’t respond to these demands.”

Rohingya since decades have been used as forced labors and many have been killed in their work by the authorities through starvation, overload of duty and lack of treatment in case of emergency health issues.


A victim of forced labor displays the scars on his shoulder during a Reuters interview in a village at Buthidaung township in northern Arakan (Rakhine) state on June 10, 2015. Image: REUTERS


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