Saturday, 28 February 2015
Three more houses have burned down on Wednesday in Boli Bazar, Maungdaw, according to our correspondent.
The identities of the victims have not been confirmed.
Arson attacks of this type have been occurring in regular intervals in February.
In each case, a mysterious fire occurs generally from the stove burning down the entire house and adjoining ones within minutes. The government then blames the victims for setting fire to their own houses to discredit the Buddhist nationalist movement.
In some cases, the owners of the households are on the run, while in others wntire families live out in the open. The affected households are forbidden to raise new shelters, and others are strictly forbidden to house them. As a result, many including children and women are spending their nights without any shelter.