Tuesday, April 23rd 2024

Maungdaw deputy law officer summoned for examining his involvement with AA

Maungdaw district deputy law officer U Hla Myint was recently summoned by the military council to examine if he was involved with the Arakan Army (AA) anyways.

A person close to the Maungdaw law office informed  Narinjara News that Hla Myint was accordingly examined by the junta authority. He was brought to the Nakaka (5) based border police station on 19 July and later was released next day.

“On Wednesday, he was summoned to the border police station where the military operation commander functions. He was released yesterday,” he stated, adding that Hla Myint is about 50 years old and a respected Rakhine national.

Locals allege that the military council has unnecessarily targeted a responsible employee on suspicion of being linked to the AA, while both sides have been maintaining  a ceasefire since 26 November 2022.

“Now even the government employees are worried after the incident. Everyone can be arrested anytime if the junta authority suspects, this is the situation here,” they asserted.

But it’s not the first time in Maungdaw where a government official is summoned by the junta authority for questioning.

On 16 October 2022, U Chit Htoo Khaing, chairman of Karuna network social association, along with  its treasurer U Hla Thein and two other persons (U Tun Lin Kyaw, the owner of KNN water purifier and U Maung Byu, a resident of Maungdaw) faced a case under section 17(1)/(2) of the unlawful association act at Maungdaw city police station.

Hla Thein and Tun Lin Kyaw  were arrested in the middle of October last year, but the others (Chit Htoo Khaing  and Maung Byu) remain absconding.

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