Burma Times Correspondent: April 25, 2015
A tabbe has assaulted and fined a trader in Nolboinna, Maungdaw South.
Kamal Hossain (42) s/o Karim Ullah has been conducting an export import business with Bangladesh for some time. He pays 25,000 kyats to the Aishwaramu and 50,000 kyats to the BGP on a monthly basis.
On Thursday, the Aishwaramu approached him and told him that since his business was expanding, he should pay him 50,000 kyats per month from now on. Kamal said that there have no improvements in his business and he could afford an increase in payment.
In response the Aishwaramu accused Kamal of selling yaba tablets to Bangladesh. He and his henchmen then started assaulting him.
Kamal was forced to pay 100,000 kyats on the spot. He was told that from now on he must pay 50,000 kyats every month.