Narinjara News


Maungdaw, June 1



Nasaka reformed along with a large number of officers for reunification


 Nasaka, or Border Security Force, in Arakan state, was reformed recently along  with 60 senior officials and 1850 junior level officials in the number 9 administrative region including 25 camps in Arakan state, according to a report of Nasaka department.


 The reformation is intended to reunify Nasaka officials. Nasaka officials have been in disarray since the dismissal of 100 officials last year.


Major Thu Rain Zaw has been posted as the head of the Nasaka department, and three other captain level officials, including Kyaw Pho Aung, Moe Khaing and Kyaw Kyaw Htwe, have been posted as second in charge of the Nasaka department. The Nasaka department headquarters are located in Kyigun Byin, in Maungdaw Township, bordering Bangladesh.


Another nine senior officers have been posted as regional commanders, those are: Major San Win Khaing who is a Nasaka region (1) commander, based in Aungthapray village; Major Nay Myo who is a Nasaka region (2) commander, based in Aung Zuu village; Captain Aung Myint Tun who is a Nasaka region(3) commander, based in Taung Bro village; Major Than Htay who is a Nasaka region (4) commander, based in Litra village; Major Kyaw Aung who is region (5) commander, based in Ngakura village; Major Kyi Hlaing who is a region (6) commander, based Pyin Pru village; Captain Thein Htoo who is a Nasaka region(7) commander; based in Alay Thankyaw village and Major Sein Win who is a Nasaka region (8) commander; based in Inn Din village. All of these are located in the Maungdaw Township. In addition, Captain Moe Thwin has been posted as a Nasaka region (9) commander in Taung Bazaar under the Buthidaung Township.


Previously, the Nasaka force has been the most powerful organization on the Burma- Bangladesh border, but the name is notorious among the border people for collecting bribes from the locals. The Nasaka force would sometimes intrude upon Bangladeshi territory, hijack Bangladeshi fishermen, and confiscate local people's land, said a townsperson from Maungdaw.


After Former Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt was detained by authorities last year, Nasaka's power decreased in the area and had almost disintegrated.


Before the reformation of Nasaka's department, a battalion of the Burmese army was stationed in Nasaka's headquarters to maintain law and order among Nasaka officials.


Even though Nasaka was reformed along with changing a number of Nasaka officials, the number of Nasaka members will not reach their previous numbers. In previous times there were about 3000 Nasakamen in the Nasaka department in Arakan state. #



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