Thursday, 26 April 2018

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Human trafficking control office has been going to extort money from Rohingya families whose beloved person is living in the foreign countries, said an officer from village administration office of Maungdaw.

“Police Inspector U Aung Saw, the head of the Human trafficking control office is always visiting the Rohingya villages where he forced the village administration officer to share the information about the families whose beloved person is living in the foreign countries to serve their family from those countries.”

“The human trafficking control officer  seized the family list of those beloved one live in the foreign countries with help of village administration officer and summoned the family head to his office situated in Myoma Kyayoungdan village of Maungdaw. “

The officer extorted money from those whose Rohingya families when he returned the family list. He demanded 100000 - 300000 kyats per family, said a school teacher whose son was living in Malaysia. “Sometime, he extorted  huge money from family when he know that family are rich.’

“The officer has no right to seize the family list and rights to inform to the concerned authority –Immigration- to follow the case which will file in the Human trafficking control office.”

The officers is only looking how to extort money from Rohingya community like other authority – Burma border security force (Nasaka), Police, Immigration and Military Intelligent- and he never informed to the concerned security force - Nasaka- about following trafficking case in the area, said an officer from Maungdaw.

“In Maungdaw, not Rohingya are going to foreign countries but Rakhine community also going to foreign countries. The officer only asked the Rohingy community not Rakhine community.”

“The officer has to follow the case to control trafficking and how the Rohingya left from tight security area of Maungdaw  by boat to Malaysia. The Nasaka security force is helping the Rohingya to operate the boat from Maungdaw through their agent by taking money. Why the officer is not going to ask the Nasaka area officer from where the boat people left?” said an elder from Maungdaw.