Burma Times Correspondent: August 30, 2015
A Rohingya trader and his employees were accused of trying to set fire on a settler (Natala) village in Buthidaung.
Last Sunday, Md Ayub, a cattle trader had employed around thirty people to bring the livestock from Porang Chong to Poya Aung para. By the time they were returning home it was dark and they had to use torchlights to navigate their way.
The village administration however claimed the Rohingyas were on a war footing and launched a complaint with the police.
The police called Ayub the next day and accused him of planning to set fire on the settler village, an act that was repulsed only by the alertness of the local tabbes. He was then threatened with arrest and torture.
Ayub was then forced to pay 1.5 million kyats to buy his freedom.
Locals say in the last few days, tabbes along with police are implicating many Rohingyas with false accusations.