I interviewed with a Rohingya from Maungdaw, the interview goes as follows:
(Burma Time - 4:00pm) (14/1/2014)
Soe : Could you please tell me what happened in Kila Dong ( (Du Chee Yar Tan) village last night? It said 2 trucks of people were arrested and taken away; please tell us what happened there.
Rohingya from Maungdaw: Rakhines from Rakhine village and Hlun Thin (Police) came to the village to rob, as they have been persecuting us since long time ago, people from the village became impatient, some Rohingya came out of their houses, tried to defense, they fought, after that they blamed that Rohingya killed a police officer.
Soe: Is it a rumor that Rohingya killed a police officer and hide his weapon?
Rohingya from Maungdaw: Yes, they are blaming today, but that news is not true. They said a Hlun Taine(Police) was killed, his gun was hidden by Rohingya. They said they saw blood of his.
Soe: That’s a rumor, as they said you killed him and hide his weapon, right?
Rohingya from Maungdaw: Yes, it was a rumor, they spread the rumor to torture us, and Government has been planning to create such story since long time, they usually create the same ways.
Soe : What time did it happen?
Rohingya from Maungdaw: Night time,12:30 AM Soe : OK, Did they arrest any person?
Rohingya from Maungdaw: They said a police was missing, his name is Kyaw Sein Aung
Soe: Who? Kyaw Soe Aung
Rohingya from Maungdaw: Kyaw Sein Aung, a sergeant, Hlun Thin (police), some people from Gadusara village were also attacked.
Soe: How many people were arrested so far?
Rohingya from Maungdaw: 2 trucks of people were arrested.
Soe: Where did they bring those people?
Rohingya from Maungdaw: To the Maungdaw police station,
Soe : Is there children and women?
Rohingya from Maungdaw: Yes, whoever they saw all including children and women
Soe : What kind of truck, were they, military truck?
Rohingya from Maungdaw: Yes, military trucks, big trucks.
Soe : Please keep in touch with us about the situation, do you have anything to say?
Rohingya from Maungdaw: We can’t go there, we are trying to get more information, we will inform you if we get.
Soe : Thank you.
Translated By @aungaungsittwe