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September 12, 2021

The Burmese cops in Maungdaw, Rakhine State have no cracking down on criminals, the scandalous Abdul Hakim Gang but have been pressuring the Rohingya villagers in all possible ways for which their sufferings know no bounds, a local Rohingya reports to Rvision.

On September 9, at around 8:30 pm, a Rohingya man from Myo Oo village was walking to a crop field when he accidentally saw a group of assassins, robbers from Adul Hakim Gang and was non-stop beaten by them.

Knowing the cruel moods of the freebooters, he somehow rushed to his home to save his life. When he arrived, he was unconscious for 20 minutes and when he regained consciousness, he told the villagers all about it but they did not find the gang anywhere because of sudden disappearance.

News about the movement of Adul Hakim gang in Rohingya Muslim villages was spread to each and every corner of the area. The people from Maung Ni Ward, Nyaung Chaung Village, Pantaw Pyin Village, etc. had been sleepless all the night in fear, a local resident told.

From that day on, the town police station, through the ward administrators, has been instructing the people to turn on the lights at night in all residential compounds. The village administrators are being threatened to pay a fine if they fail forcing the villagers to follow the instructions within three days, the local resident added.

The security forces do not patrol the mountain ways and waterways, where the villainous Adul Hakin moves. They are patrolling along the main road instead. In the town, there are police forces from the town police station and district crime police, two military camps in Myo Thu Kyi village and one army battalion in Wethali village, but no action has been taken yet to arrest the gang.

There are border guard posts, not far from the villages, where the Rohingya men were abducted by the gang. As a result, the Rohingya people are criticizing the military council’s security forces for not providing security for their lives and properties, but for patrolling to extort money through various means, the local resident continued.

An urban dweller in the condition of anonymity said, “Security forces pretend patrolling the area at night by car or motorcycle and take pictures. Then they send the photos to their superiors as the proofs of providing security. In fact, it is not security. So, brutal murders, robberies and kidnappings are taking place one by one.”

Meanwhile, Adul Hakim is also calling the rich and the village administrators from urban Rohingya villages demanding hundreds of thousands of money and devouring them by sharing with security forces, said the urban dweller.

Since 1962, Rohingya Muslims have been the preys of Burmese successive governments and as a consequence, it reached the final stage of Rohingy Genocide exposed uncontrollably to the world in 2017.

Reported By: Kyaw Swa Min

Editor:  Md. Shuaib