Burma Times Correspondent: August 22, 2015
Following the raid on the adjacent village tract of Godusera, many villagers in Kiladong are leaving their homes in anticipation of a massive crackdown.
Kiladong has been tense since January 2014, when a Rakhine mob backed by security forces killed scores of Rohingyas, mostly women and children in a night attack. Since then, the anticipation of a night raid creates panic and an apprehension that another massacre will take place.
Security forces that included both law enforcement and military personal suddenly launched a night assault on Godusera on Thursday creating panic in the area, especially in the restive village tract of Kiladong.
Many villagers of Kildong were also not given tokens in exchange for their white cards which was withdrawn in March, thus leaving them without any formal identity papers. This also fuelled speculation that the government would expel these Rohingyas over the nearby Bangladesh border when the opportune moment arose.