Burma Times Correspondent: May 11, 2015
Rohingya Muslims going to Dabang bazar in Akyab from nearby settlements are being robbed and assaulted a group of Rakhine miscreants.
Over the past few days, the incidents of assault and robbery are occurring regularly fuelling speculations that an organised group is behind such attacks. Victims also say that the attackers are not local Rakhine men.
Locals have told Burma Times that the involvement of outsiders are an eerie reminder of the 2012 riots when groups of miscreants were brought from other areas to launch attacks on the Muslims.
When the military was notified of the incident, they said that it was not their duty to stop such attacks.