Western Command Commander Brid-Gen Ko Ko Naing Warned Rakhines Not To Torch The Houses
March 18, 2014
Maungdaw, Arakan – Western Command Commander Brigadier General Ko Ko Naing who is based in Arakan state warned the local Rakhines not to torch Rohingya houses.
This morning Western Command Commander Brigadier General Ko Ko Naing checked the mile post no. 58 in Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Then he went to Nga Ku Ra village through Kyain Chaung (Boli Bazar) to check the fences along the Bangladesh border.
Afterward he arrived at the monastery situated in Chan Pyin village tract. The Rakhine Buddhist villagers greeted him by shouting not to allow the term “Rohingya” in upcoming census. He then checked the treatment of three military medical officers who have been in that village since March 17th and giving treatment to the heart sickly persons and blind persons.
He told the Rakhine villagers that Myanmar is small fry in front of international community because of the behaviours of Rakhine people. He said he knows that torching houses in the region were done by Rakhine people. So the Rakhines must avoid this in the future. He said nobody will be forgiven if this happens again.
After that, Brigadier General Ko Ko Naing attended the ceremony of ex-village chairman Ba Than Hlaing’s dead father's memorial party with the villagers and then left from there to Sittwe.