Friday, September 29, 2017

Swift action taken against lawbreakers after extremist terrorist attacks

 September 28, 2017

Maintaining stability and rule of law became the top priorities in northern Rakhine State after the extremist terrorist attacks of 25 August that were allegedly perpetrated by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), officials said.

Immediately after the attacks, law enforcement measures were conducted and legal actions were taken against those who broke laws that included looting and arson, officials said.

On receiving news of some people looting and burning villages that were deserted after villagers were displaced, the head of Maungtaw district and Yathedaung Township General Administrative Department instituted a curfew according to section 144 and prohibited people from entering restricted areas.

An investigation was conducted to find those who had burnt down two houses in Pabe North Village, Maungtaw Township and a case was opened at Alethankyaw area police station.

On the afternoon of 13 September, security personnel were conducting law enforcement measures in Thatkepyin Village when they found Saw Thein Maung and one other man acting suspiciously. Upon investigation, they were found to be in possession of fish/prawn and nets from fish/prawn ponds near the village. They were investigated and a case was opened against them in Pyinphyu area police station.

On 15 September afternoon, security personnel received news of a fire in Nyaungchaung Village tract, Maungtaw Township. Upon inspection, 60 houses in Nyaungchaung Village and 100 houses in Pantawpyin Village with an estimated value of about Ks3.2 million were found burnt and a case was opened in Magyichaung area police station. The investigation is underway to apprehend the perpetrators.

On the afternoon of 16 September, security personnel inspected Pabe North Village, Maungtaw Township upon receiving a report of a fire burning and found 15 houses with an estimated value of about Ks1.5 million being burnt down.

A case was opened in Alethankyaw area police station and an investigation is underway to apprehend the offenders.

Arson attacks also occurred in Ywathit K ward, Kalaba Village and Dipara Village in Maungtaw town and cases were opened in Maungtaw police station. Investigations are ongoing.

Myanmar News Agency
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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