Temporary camp of ARSA terrorists exposed, ARSA and AA terrorists have access to ration supplies bearing WFP logos through various ways and means
Nay Pyi Taw April 8
As ARSA and AA terrorists are intentionally committing lawless terrorist acts aiming at undermining the territorial stability in Rakhine State, security forces are placing an emphasis on taking mea-sures for stability and the rule of law in areas where they are likely to infiltrate in order to guarantee local security.
Tips have been received that ARSA terrorists are infiltrating into Myanmar-Bangladesh border areas to commit acts of sabotage and to provoke clashes as the time for Myanmar to submit a report over issues between Myanmar and the Gambia in May, 2020 is looming. Acting on tips-off, Tatmadaw columns and members of Myanmar Police Force are implementing border and territorial security measures with all seriousness.
While implementing security measures, security forces found two suspicious tents about 2,500 metres to the west of Khamaungseik Village in Maungtaw Township and combed the buildings, leading to the seizures of ten rounds of 5.56 bullets, one walkie-talkie, one camouflage uniform, two pairs of short-upper boots, six bags of rice bearing WFP logos, 40 one litre bottles of edible oil bearing WFP logos, one bag of potatoes, one bag of assorted medicines, one handset, one pair of binoculars, 50 plastic bags (3feetX2 feet), an identity card issued in refugee camps in the other country by the UNHCR and one Islamic holy book.
Similarly, security forces clashed with AA terrorists frequently. On 5 April, security forces raided a temporary camp of AA terrorists at about 7,000 metres to the northwest of Ponnagyun and seized bunkers, ammunition, utensils and rations bearing WFP logos donated to IDP camps by NGOs.
Such supplies had also been seized from extremist Bangali terrorists previously. News were had been released that such rations supplies bearing WFP logos were seized from terrorists during clashes with ARSA terrorists from 25 to 30 August 2017 in Buthidaung, Maungtaw and Yathedaung in Rakhine State, from a secret storage place of extremist Bangali ARSA terrorists about 1,000 metres northeast of Kowtankauk Village in Maungtaw Township on 29 August, from a AA terrorist camp on the eastern bank of the Laymyo River to the northeast of Mrauk-U on 11 April 2019, from a temporary training camp about 12,000 metres to the southeast of Phonnyoleik Village in Buthidaung Township on 28
April, from Thinkyittaung Monastery on Thinkyittaung Pagoda Hill about 1,000 metres to the east of Pauktawbyin Village in Mrauk-U Township on 21 June and from an AA terrorist supporter in Thayetoat Village in Kyauktaw Township on 3 April 2020.
Through various ways and means, ARSA and AA terrorists have had access to ration supplies bearing WFP logos donated by NGOs/INGOs and donors.