Burma Times Correspondent: March 26, 2015
Two tabbes backed by security forces are extorting from roadside shops set by IDPs in Akyab, according to our local correspondent.
The two tabbes Iqbal and Sultan Ahmed collect 1000 kyats from these shopkeepers every week. Those who don’t pay are evicted by security forces.
Shopkeepers say that the extra costs have made it very difficult for them to run their small enterprises.