Narinjara News

Maungdaw, February 8



Nasaka retains control of border after reshuffle


Nasaka, or the Border Security Force of Burma, is reactive on the Burma-Bangladesh border after a major reshuffle, said local residents.


"The Nasaka force now has a normal position in the Maung Daw area after the recent reformation," said U Maung Hla, a trader in Maung Daw.


He said further that the Nasaka force was demolished by the authorities after Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt was detained.


Though the SPDC Burma Military Authority took action against all Nasaka officials, dismissing them from their duty, the Nasaka force in Arakan State was thought to be free from such problems.


According to Nasaka sources, about 100 Nasaka officials from the Arakan region, including 68 from the MI department, were recently dismissed from their job.


The Nasaka force had been reformed through the previous system and it's policy, with lower ranking officials given new positions, replacing higher ranking officials, said a Nasaka officer.


The Burmese Military Authority recently appointed Captain Tun Tun Lin as the Chief Commander of Nasaka and Captain Aung Myo Tun as Deputy Commander of Nasaka.


According to Nasaka sources, Lieutenant Si Thu Aung became Area Number (1) Commander; Lieutenant Aye Min Soe is Area Number (2) Commander; Lieutenant Nyi Nyi Kyaw became the Area Number (3) Commander; Captain Win Khin became Area Number (4) Commander; Police Sub-Inspector Aung Than became the new Area Number (5) Commander; Captain Win Hlaing became Area Number (6) Commander; Police Sub-Inspector Tin Win became the new Area Number (7) Commander; Police Sub-Inspector Min Aung became Area Number (8) Commander and Captain Thein Tun Myint became the new Area Number (9) Commander.


Previously there were over 3000 Nasaka personnel in the border area of Arakan but now the number of Nasaka personnel has been reduced to 1955.


At least 20 former Nasaka officials, including Nasaka Commander Lieutenant Colonel Aung Nwge and Deputy Commander Colonel Myint Oo, were removed from their position soon after PM Khin Nyunt was sacked and they now face a number of lawsuits by the local SPDC authority. #



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