On 6 September, the junta troops arrested five Rakhine youths who were traveling on motorcycles while ULA/AA village administration member Ko Hanlin was also arrested from Kyaukta Long checkpoint in Kyaukphyu locality.
Maung Nyi Nyi San, a 19-year-old boy from Saitara village under Maebon township along with an another young man was traveling in a passenger car from Taungup locality to Yangon city. They were arrested by the military council forces from Dong Chao checkpoint in Gwa township on 29 August.
Those five Rakhine youths, who were arrested from Kyaukphyu Township, were however released on the same day. They were released on bail, informed a person close to them.
Ko Hanlin was released next day after Arakan Army (AA) members retaliated with the detention of three junta force members.
The families of Maung Nyi Nyi San and the other one from the same Saitara village, informed that they are yet to get any contact with both of them.
Maung Nyi Nyi San’s sister said that they have no information about him. She only came to know about his arrest from the driver who was with them. She demands information about him and also contacts.
Many ordinary Rakhine youths were also examined and arrested at the military checkpoints across the State. The soldiers examine if they are associated with the AA.
Now the civilians are worried over their travelling trough the military checkpoints. In some occasions, Rakhine youths are often interrogated at the checkpoints on Sittwe-Rangoon highway.