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Police Search for Night Guard from BAJ After Office Fire

By Takaloo
Maungdaw: The police are searching for the night guard from the office of Bridge Asia Japan, of BAJ, to arrest him after the office was recently gutted in a fire in Maungdaw in western Burma's Arakan State, after BAJ opened a case against him on charges of negligence.

The night guard was identified as Tun Khin Maung, 45 years old, who is a resident of Ward No. 4 in Maungdaw.

"The police are now searching to arrest him after the BAJ accused him of negligence and opened a case against him with the police for the office fire," one of Maung's relatives told Narinjara.

According to a BAJ official, they opened an office in a makeshift wood and bamboo building to facilitate the construction of Shwezar Bridge in Maungdaw in 2009. The office was gutted in a fire around 10:40 pm last Thursday, just a few days before the project was to be completed. All documents regarding the project were lost in the fire.

"Our night guard Tun Khin Maung is now at large, but the BAJ has put the value of loss at just one lakh kyat in the case so as to minimize legal punishment against him, though we lost the whole office including important documents regarding the project," said the official.

BAJ is a Japanese NGO that works on infrastructure and social welfare for returnees of Muslim refugees from Bangladesh. It as also been implementing a number of projects for the UNHCR in Maungdaw.



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