Family concerned after man taken away by Tatmadaw troops

Tun Kaing (Taung Yin Kyun)

Narinjara  News, 13 June 2020

One man has been taken away by the army following a Tatmadaw military column entering Leik Sin Pyin village in Mrauk Oo township, according to relatives of the missing man. Two men were initially arrested, but one was released when the troops left the village.

U Kyaw Sein, 55 and U Myint Than Htay, 30, both from Leik Sin Pyin village were both detained by the army.  U Kyaw Sein was released before the troops left however U Myint Than Htay was taken away to Lin Hmwe Taung Mountain, where the Tatmadaw is stationed.

“They took one of the men they arrested away, they took U Than Myint Htay to Lin Hmwe Taung.  I understand that the soldiers told the local abbot that he would be released when they arrived there. They left the village yesterday evening at around 6 pm” a village leader Leik Sin Pyin explained

He said that the troops had carried out searches in some empty houses in the village, ransacking them in the process.

“Daw Aye Thar Nyo said that 300,000 kyat and a pair of earrings have disappeared from her house. Clothes and other items have gone missing from other houses.  Everyone ran away when the soldiers arrived, and when the soldiers left everyone came back, and this is what they found” he said.  

Mrauk Oo Township Hluttaw representative U Tun Thar Sein and the Tatmadaw True News Information Team secretary, Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun were both unavailable to take calls concerning the incident.