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June 07, 2018

Order for rule of law in Maungtaw

The Myanmar Red Cross Society is helping evacuate internally displaced persons from conflict areas in northern Rakhine. MRCS has also provided aid and assistance to the people affected by armed attacks by ARSA extremists and administered first aid to them.  Photo: Supplied

Authorities warned locals in Maungtaw not to cooperate with or support terrorists, not to set fire to homes or properties and not to enter restricted areas as part of a new order issued yesterday.
Order 3/2017, announced by the Maungtaw District General Administration Department yesterday, stated that those who violate the rule of law and erode stability would be brought to justice.
To maintain the rule of law, security forces will fire warning shots at those who break the law.
People are obliged to cooperate with the authorities by following the instructions of the authorities, added the statement.
The order also urges the people not to rob, steal or destroy property in the restricted areas, not to hold or store sticks, machetes or explosives and to inform authorities when they see any acts which break the prohibition.
The statement came about a week after local authorities urged Islamic villagers in Maungtaw to cooperate with them when security forces searched ARSA extremists, and asked them not to pose a threat or brandish weapons when the security forces enter their villages.



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