A Rohingya man from Maungdaw Township have gone missing en route to Malaysia since he left Myanmar (Burma) in January 2015, reliable sources report.
The missing man is identified to be Mr. Baadshah Meah (son of) Sikaandahar from ‘Ye Dwin Pyin (Kuwaar Bil)’ village under ‘Taung Pyo Let Wai’ sub-township in northern Maungdaw.
He was coaxed by the human traffickers in the township to take boat journey for Malaysia and hence, left home in January 2015 falling into their trap. His family has heard home that he reached to Thailand after a few days he had left home.
“He left home in January 2015. And we have heard that he reached to Thailand. However, after that, we have not heard anything about his whereabouts and do not know where he is now. He has gone missing since then.
We don’t know if he died or not. We are extremely worried,” said a family member of the victim gone missing.
Thousands of Rohingyas have perished in the sea or killed by the human traffickers since they started leaving their homes en masse as a consequence of the persecution and violence against them by the Burmese government. The human trafficking has stopped since the crackdown of the traffickers took place in Thailand in May, June and afterwards.
However, the human trafficking of Rohingyas from Myanmar is slowly re-emerging as the persecution against them has not stopped yet and the actions by the regional authorities have decreased.
“As long as you don’t solve the root causes in Myanmar, which is the violence against us, you can’t stop people leaving our country and human trafficking forever,” said Rohingya youth in Maungdaw.