Ward administrative office set on fire in Arakan

(Narinjara News, 9 July 2014)

Minbya-fire

The photo was taken by Narinjara during the fire.

A ward level administrative office in Min Bya town of Arakan was set on fire on Monday night by some unknown persons, suspectedly the opponents of   the ward administrator.

“The incident of fire took place at around 12 midnight but I do not know who had done it. When I arrived there, I saw the office was almost gutted,” said U Mung Kyaw Thein, the ward administrator of Out Wra Bai.

Local people believe that few individuals who dislike the administrator set the office on fire, which has damaged it extensively as the fire engines could not arrive there on time.

U Khin Zaw Win, president of social network in the township, claimed that incident has shown the deteriorated law and order situation in the area.

“Some people, who donot support the ward administrator were involved with the incident,” he added.

But he could not explain why the local people dislike the administrator or attacked the office.

Meanwhile, the ward administrator has filed a case in Min Bya town police station in respect to the fire incident.

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