Two Mytel employees released by AA
Narinjara News, 29 January 2020
Arakan Army (AA) released two Mytel employees today from its custody.
According to Khang Thuka, the spokesperson of AA informed that Mytel deputy managing director Zaw Tun Aung and his driver Soe Thein Maung were released at Manaw Thiri village under Pauk Taw township, which is few miles away from the State capital (Sittwe).
The organization, fighting against Nay Pyitaw for self-Autonomous in Arakan, picked them up on 23 December as they were moving on the road by a car in the night hours.
Mytel is the telecom venture of Myanmar and Vietnamese militaries, which is the fourth telecom operator in southeast Asian country.
“We wanted to release them little earlier as but the time was favourable for us as
several clashes broke out in the locality. Today our members released them at 6.45 am,” added Khang Thuka.
AA leaders released two Myanmar Army corporals yesterday at Paletwa township of Chin State. They were identified as Maung Htwe (49 years old, private no Ta/ 9021504) and U Zaw Zaw (age 53, private no Ta/260062).