Burma Times Correspondent: June 25, 2015
Government has confiscated 104 acres of land from Rohingya villagers near the Kyauktaw town.
The sudden confiscation od arable land in three villages have left many Rohingya farmers and day labourers in a sorry state as they were taking preparations for the rice season. The lands in these hilly areas are only suitable for rice cultivation in the monsoon season.
There are strict restrictions against the movement of labour in this area and many are now jobless for the entire season. This has created fears of starvation, say locals.
Under the laws of Arakan state, Rohingyas are forbidden to move out of their neighbourhoods.
Government has also confiscated 40 acres from Rakhine villagers. Clashes between the Rakhine insurgent group Arakan Army and the Burmese armed forces have soured relations between Rakhines in Kyauktaw and the government.