The Burmese/Myanmar police force have gone to Buthidaung township in western Rakhine State, seized land and have begun plans to set up a regimental base, according to local news outlets. When the non state-run, local news outlets asked the Burmese police whether or not this land was acquired legally, they were not met with answers, however they have confirmed that the compound is being built.

Part of this land is unharvested farmland owned by Rohingya villagers, as the village is Rohingya. The police simply warned the villagers not to let their livestock on their newly acquired land, flagging off their newly claimed property.

Rakhine State has seen pushes from both the Burmese police forces and military alike, attacking civilians and militants in a brutal offensive that the U.N. has called “textbook ethnic cleansing,” and that has brought condemnation from the international community, including the United States. The numbers of Rohingya on the run for their lives continue to steadily increase, and are bordering on 700,000.

Multiple reports coming out of the area document these forces committing all sorts of human rights abuses, while  the Burmese military continues to blame “terrorists,” specifically known as Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).