Maungdaw, Arakan State: Office boys from Maungdaw administration office are blocking the people to meet township administration officer in Maungdaw since long, said a village administration officer from Maungdaw.
“The office boys – Maung Maung Chay, Htun Naing and Hla Win – are working in Maungdaw administration office since last ten year without shifting anywhere from these post and office.”
“The office boys are carrying files one place to another inside the office and watching at the door of officer’s room. Anyone need to meet the officer, must pay money first the office boys to enter the office room.”
“The officer boys are all Rakhine community and they are harassing the people (especially Rohingya community) to visit the office,” said an elder from Maungdaw.
“The village administration officers need to meet the officer every month in the office to report the situation of their village to the officer, but, the office boys held the village administration officers to enter the officer room with paying money.”
The office boys also give ideas how to extort money from the local people (especially Rohingya community) where the office boys are going as bodyguard of Township officer and the office boys ask money from local for township officer when the officer visited any place in the rural areas.
“The township officer is silent where his office boys are talking the local people for money for their case settlement for him. This is the duty of office boys from Maungdaw township administration office.”