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Township administration officer used power for harassing and extorting money from Rohingya

Written By Kaladan News ׀ June 25, 2014


Maungdaw, Arakan State: U Kyi San- the Maungdaw Township Administration officer-used his power for harassing and extorting money from Rohingya who rebuilt their home with permission or without permission, according to Hamid, a village administration officer from Maungdaw.

U Kyi San had warned the village administration officers to inform every rebuilding or repairing houses in their villages, Hamid said.

Some of the villagers- Rohingya- obtained permission from Township municipal office who were under its office, but the Township administration officer –U Kyi San- used the power and destroyed  the  houses for not getting money for him, said Ahmed from Block # 5 under Maungdaw.

“Abu Jamail who obtained permission from municipal office and rebuilt his home, but U Kyi San sent Police force to destroy the house and police destroyed it on 17 June in the evening. The municipal permission is legally to build.”

Some of the Rohingya who had paid money to U Kyi San to keep their houses and safe their time and money. They are:- Abul Hussion,Sultan, Akaram, Asha Begum and Gawnu Meah from Hlabaw Zarr village ; Mohamed Johar and Sanjeda from Poungzarr Pyinpru village; Syed Husson, Jahid Husson and Younous from Shwezarr village and Ismail from Myoma Khayoungdan village. All of these Rohingya villagers had given 500,000kyat each to U Kyi San, said an officer from the Township office who denied to be named.

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