Burma Times Correspondent: February 28, 2015
A delegation of Department for International Development (DFID) officials and British diplomats held a meeting with locals at Hoshai para, Akyab on Wednesday, according to our local correspondent.
The meeting took place in the field of a local madrasah at around 4 pm.
During the meeting, the visitors asked the locals if there have been any changes in their situation since 2013. The Rohingyas said that since 2013, their situation has only changed for the worse.
Asked about their opinions on the voting situation, the Rohingyas said that they were surprised by the government decision to revoke voting rights suddenly after granting it to them. They expressed deeps concern about the government decision to withdraw white cards by late March saying that their future in the country has become uncertain.
The meeting ended at around 5.30 pm.