Burma Times Correspondent: August 13, 2015
While Rohingyas affected by flood and cyclone continue to be denied aid, the military and Hlun Htein are using them as forced labourers to make repairs to camps destroyed in the disaster.
Rohingyas in many village tracts of Maungdaw South are reporting that the security forces are forcing them to make repairs to many remote army and Hlun Htein camps near the Bangladesh border.
They complain of backbreaking work and abuse by security forces during the forced labour.
Rohingyas say at a time when starvation has increased due to the natural disasters, it is extremely frustrating to be working without pay for the army when they should have scouring for food to feed their families.
The dreaded practise of forced labour was once extremely common especially during the time of Nasaka. In recent times, it has made a partial comeback.