Burma Times Correspondent: July 29, 2015
Military personal have moved into the village tract of Ang Dhang in Maungdaw South following refusal of the villagers to apply for the green card.
The military took up positions on Tuesday after the administration declared a curfew on the area from Sunday.
Trouble started after villagers fled away from the Lawaka and security forces who had tried to force them to register for the green card. In response, the village administrator declared that all Rohingyas are hereby forbidden to leave their homes, and anyone found outside would be beaten up.
As the military, with hands on the triggers of their firearms were seen taking up positions in different points in the village with an aggressive attitude, no one left their homes in fear. Altogether there is hardly a noise in the neighbourhood and an eerie atmosphere is persisting at the moment.
At the same time, Rakhine mobs were also seen building up near the village.
Most of the people are dependent on a daily income, and if the situation persists, they will soon be facing food shortages, according to local sources.
More importantly there is also the fear of a massacre from the trigger happy Tatmadaw. Some are also fearful of a Kiladong style massacre where scores of Rohingya women and children were killed by a Rakhine mob backed by security forces.