Akyab, Arakan State: U Tha Lu Chey, the minister of Arakan State Administration board is trying to build a Buddha Damma youn (Buddhist community hall for religious purpose) on Rohingya’s resident on March 3, said a block administration office member from said area.
The minister visited the area – No. 570, block (A-4/A-5), Merchant Street, Sayounsu block, Akyab – on March 3 at 9:00 am where Mohamed Sayed alias Hla Maung Thein, a Rohingya , is living with his family since long, holding solid document of land property, the administration office member said.
“U Aung Than Way, U Aung Thein Tun and U Maung Aye, Rakhine community members who resided same block also try to build Buddha Damma youn and organized the Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP) to use the political party power to confiscate the Rohingya resident place.”
The RNDP ministers – U Tha Lu Chey, U Aung Than Tin and U Kyaw Thein – also visited the place where the block administration officer showed an empty place (land) for building but the ministers told in front of the people that they will use the power of ministers or political party power to confiscate the Rohingya resident land.
The Rohingya, U Hla Maung Thein, has solid documents for land property and it is not possible to remove forcefully from his land as former western commander had tried to build a Buddha Damma youn (Buddhist community hall for religious purpose) on this land but failed, said a Rakhin community from Dhayawaddy block.
The area is fully accommodated with Islam religious and there is not Buddhist community. To build any Buddha Damma youn (Buddhist community hall for religious purpose) must be an area of Buddhist community, said a politician from Akyab.