Rohingya MP U Shwe Maung To Be Arrested For Speaking Truth To Media
February 1, 2014
Naypyidaw – After spreading rumors on social media since Friday morning, a reliable source from Naypyidaw confirmed that U Shwe Maung, Member of Parliament representing Buthidaung township constituency of Arakan state will be arrested on Monday.
RB News learned that MP U Shwe Maung is in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar today. According to parliament schedule he will have to be in Naypyidaw on Monday.
“I learned from a reliable source in Naypyidaw that the government has arranged everything to arrest MP U Shwe Maung on Monday in Naypyidaw. The government will sue him as he spoke to Democratic Voice of Burma Burmese service that the houses in Duchiradan west hamlet were torched by police.” said a Rohingya activist Nay San Lwin.
MP U Shwe Maung told DVB Burmese that he was reported by villagers that they saw the police set fire to the houses in Duchiradan west hamlet.
Although Maungdaw township administrator told BBC Burmese that only 16 houses burnt down in reality 22 houses were burnt to ashes. RB News has received the report of how the houses were torched and who saw the incident. Reportedly, an eyewitness, a Rohingya woman Laila was killed the next day. The detailed report will be posted soon on RB website.