Burma Times Correspondent: May 01, 2015
Rohingya collaborators working for the military have been cutting down trees belonging to households and not paying for it.
On April 19, a group of men led by Aishwaramu Siraj of Sainda para, Maungdaw South began chopping trees from the house of Md Kashim. When his teenage son Md Rafique protested, they brutally assaulted him.
Rafique was left behind in a serious condition.
The logs were taken to a nearby military camp. They were worth approximately 100,000 kyats.
The same day the military seized logs left behind by Rohingya lumberjacks in the nearby hills. The military then went to the village and told that those who left behind the wood must pay 90,000 kyats as their activities were suspicious.
In a separate incident the Aishwaramu bought logs worth 60,000 kyats from Md Sultan s/o Amir Hossain. He has not been paid.