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
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
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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