Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Maungdaw Township administration officer ordered village administration officers to follow the restrictions while issuing permission to build the house in Maungdaw at monthly village administration officers meeting in Township administration office, said a village administration officer.

U Kyi San, the Township administration officer, ordered to the village administration officers not issue any building permission without checking of measurement and the building type.”

You must be described every things of the building – mud shack, bamboo house, wooden house and brick building—while you recommend and issue first permission to the authority, said U kyi San in the meeting.

“I will fire, if you made any mistake while issuing the permissions.”

“You can’t issue permission for wooden house form mud shack and didn’t allow extending the measurement of original.”

To get permission, Rohingya has to pay more than one million kyats depend on the type of house. It is only for Rohingy community, not for other, said an elder from Maungdaw.

If there is no official order for building, how the Township administration officer restricted the village admin officers in the meeting, the elder added.

The border towns – Maungdaw and Buthidaung - are going within the hand of authority who made the law in the town where most of the Rohingya community are resided, said a politician from Maungdaw.

“If you pay the money to the officer, you will get the permission to building. The Rohingya communities in the towns are not able to repair their home which is going worst and most of the houses are bamboo, wood and thatches which need to repair every one –two year. But the authority is asking money to repair their home. So, no money no repair.”