Burma Times Correspondent: April 17, 2015
Police arrested 12 Rohingya labourers digging a ditch in Shankardu, Maungdaw South.
In hot season, the existing ditch does not provide necessary water for the village. So locals raised 500,000 kyats and arranged for 12 men from nearby Shilakhali to expand the ditch on Sunday.
Hardly two hours into their work, the police came and tied up the twelve workers. Police claimed that they did not have permission to dig a ditch and took them to the station.
They were later find 400,000 kyats.