Burma Times Correspondent: May 15, 2015
Rohingya Muslims of Tulatuli in Maungdaw North have been accused of setting fire to a Rakhine house.
The Rakhine house built on land confiscated from Rohingyas caught fire on Wednesday night. The Rakhines claim that Muslims set the house ablaze to protest the building on their land.
In response the Rakhines made a list of community elders and educated people from Tulatuli and submitted it to the military. The military however tore up the paper and hurled abuse at them saying this was not a time to instigate riots with all the international attention focused on Arakan.
The next day, the Rakhines went to police in Maungdaw town and filed charges against the Rohingya men. Some senior local leaders of the 969 group also lobbied with the police urging action against the Tulatuli Rohingyas.
Locals say that the incident has been engineered to blame the Rohingyas and they had no part in the arson attack.