Four corpses found in the mountains
Burma Times Correspondent, January 24, 2015
The motive for the latest murder of four Rohingya men by Buddhist nationalists is unique to Burma. The murderers seem furious that these Rohingya men had left their villages in search of work.
Four corpses of Rohingya Muslim men were discovered on the mountains of Southern Maungdaw on Wednesday, according to Rohingya Vision TV.
The humanitarian situation in the Rohingya settlements are appalling. There is no work and people starve. But under existing laws, Rohingyas are not allowed to leave their designated zones. When Rohingyas are caught outside their zones, they are tortured and murdered. If they are lucky, they are given legal sentences that means rigorous prison sentences.
In 2014, the massacre at Du Char Tar Taan (Kiladong) followed the killings of seven Muslim men who come from outside to work in the area. They were beheaded after a kangaroo court headed by a Rakhine village elder declared their death sentences for trespassing.
Arakan is probably the only place in the world where trespassing is a crime punishable by death. The crime of trespassing once again provoked some brutal nationalists to embark on their latest round of killings.