Burma Times Correspondent: March 20, 2015
State government has called a meeting of Maungdaw community leaders at Kullung, Maungdaw South on Saturday., according to our correspondent.
10 men from every village have been asked to join the meeting. The auhorities have not specified on the details. Locals expect the government to give orders on the expiry and withdrawal of the white cards.
The decision to withdraw white cards have raised tensions in Arakan. Many Rohingyas say that they face two bleak options – – surrender the white card and loose the only documentation they have and risk being deported to Bangladesh which the government says is the abode of the Rohingyas. The alternaitve is to ignore the order and risk the wrath of the powerful security forces well known for their ethnic cleansing of the Muslim population.