AT Correspondent, Rathedaung
Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) stationed in Rakhine village extorted Kyat 5, 000 from each wood cutter in ShilKhali village tract of Rathedaung on 2 April 2017.
Our correspondent report says some poor Rohingya wood cutters from Shilkhali village went to the Western forest of Rathedaung for fire wood, bamboo and timber trees to sell them in the market for their livelihood.
But, they were detained along with their fire wood, timber tree and bamboo bundles by the police officer of the camp stationed in the Rakhine village while the poor wood cutters were coming from the forest shouldering the bundles of wood home.
The fire wood cutters in total fifteen persons were however released by the police at 7: 00 pm when the poor men gave Kyat 5, 000 for each person to the BGP official.
The poor Rohingya have no option to make money for their surviving in Rathedaung for which the Rohingya are facing sorts of problems to survive, said the source.