Burma Times Correspondent: August 20, 2015
Rakhine miscreants have been taking up positions around Fut Falong in Mrauk U in the last few days threatening Rohingyas with a massacre.
On Monday, Buddhist nationalists associated with the 969 movement met with local Rakhine leaders from Mrauk U. It is not known what transpired in the meeting but since then, local miscreants have assumed an aggressive posture and parading around the Rohingya neighbourhood with machetes and other sharp weapons.
Residents of Fut Falong have been barred from leaving their neighbourhoods and have no access to essential items including food.
Local sources say the war cries of the Rakhines were built on the assumptions that foreign relief agencies operating in Mrauk U township would be biased towards the Muslims and have so far prevented aid access for the Rohingyas in this flood struck village.
Even more worrying is that Rakhine miscreants motivated by anti Muslim propaganda would transform their threats into actions and carry out a massacre against the remote Rohingya neighbourhood.