Myanmar Police Torch An Office Building Of MRCS And UNHCR In Taung Pyo Lat Wal
|Taung Pyo Lat Wal Police Station|
April 14, 2014
Taung Pyo Lat Wal – An office building of MRCS and UNHCR situated in the compound of Taung Pyo Lat Wal sub-township police station of Maungdaw district in Arakan state was torched by police.
Today at 12:30 pm an office building of MRCS (Myanmar Red Cross Society) and UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in Taung Pyo Lat Wal sub-township which is situated in the compound of Taung Pyo Lat Wal sub-township police station was torched by police. The fire stopped it at 2:00 pm.
The office building of MRCS and UNHCR was built in 1996 and the building is about length 60 feet and width 30 feet. Taung Pyo Lat Wal sub-township was created in 2004 and the families of police were living in that building since the time the police station was built in that compound until last month. As the office of MRCS and UNHCR has less function, they could stay. However the police families were removed from the building in last month.
The police's families are displeased with being removed from the building and now they are under pressure from the authority as they were order not to enjoy the water festival for being armed security forces. So according to locals, they just created a misunderstanding between the Rohingya villagers and authorities by torching above mentioned office.