Burma Times Correspondent: August 22, 2015
A government collaborator in Hadir Bil, Maungdaw South alleged that villagers are trying to organise his murder for accepting the green card.
Abu Jamil, former village headman was one of the first Rohingya man in the area to register for the green card. Jamil’s acceptance of the green card was heavily criticised by fellow villagers.
The green card given to naturalised citizens of the country is rejected by Rohingya Muslims who say they are indigenous to the country. They are especially unwilling to register as Bengalis, a condition for accepting the green card. Under such circumstances, Jamil’s acceptance of the green card met with natural opposition but there were no threats of violence.
Jamil, however made this story up probably to strengthen his position with the regime forces. Either way villagers in Hadir Bil are passing tense moments as they expect the police and Hlun Htein to launch a crackdown against them based on the allegations of Jamil.
Meanwhile Jamil is claiming that twenty men have crossed over from neighbouring Bangladesh to carry out his assassination and they are being funded by refugees in the Middle East. Our sources say there is little basis for the extraordinary claim made by the former village headman.