Lower House parliament approved a proposal to fight against terrorism committed by ARSA terrorists in 2016 and 2017 in cooperation with international organizations in accord with Anti-Terrorism Law and provide enough security in Rakhine State.
The proposal was submitted by Lower House MP Thaung Aye representing Pyawbwe constituency, a member of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) to the eighth regular session of the second Lower House parliament in Nay Pyi Taw on June 15.
Bengali extremists and ARSA terrorists attacked the headquarters of No 1 Border Guard Force of Kyeekanpyin, Ngakhuya Border Guard Force and Koetangauk Border Guard Force in northern Rakhine State on October 9 in 2016. The violence killed 6 members of Border Guard Force and injured two and the Border Guard Forces lost 63 weapons of different kinds and 10,130 bullets. The Border Guard Force extended its outposts up to 34 ones in the aftermath of the terrorist acts. But, Bengali extremists and ARSA terrorists continued terrorist attacks. From the October of 2016 to June of 2017, a number of deaths were 41 and 23 were missing, according to the proposal of Lower House MP Thaung Aye.
The terrorists launched pre-dawn raids on a post of Tatmadaw battalion and 30 police posts on August 25 in 2017. 10 police, a Tatmadaw soldier, a security member and a civil servant lost life in the terrorist attacks as well as nine security members were injured. The security members had to defend the people from the constant attacks launched by the terrorists. The terrorists committed murder and made arson attacks continuously. A total of 84 persons including civil servants, Hindus, Myro, Rakhine, Dienat and security members were murdered within one month from August 25 to September 26 in 2017.
The records said that 163 were dead and nine were missing from October in 2016 to September 26 in 2017. The clashes were timed to coincide with the days when the commission led by former UN chief Kofi Annan started working and when the final report was submitted. It could be said that the clashes appeared intentionally because provisions and supplies were found in the cave of the terrorists in Mayu mountain range in Buthidaung, said Lower House MP Thaung Aye.
Lower House MP Thaung Aye added that Bengali extremists are making all forms of attempts in order to propagandise together with OIC member countries and external organizations to search out an area in northern Rakhine State and to be recognized as Rohingya like 1942, 1951 and 1966.
Translated and Edited by Win Htut