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Junta accuses arrested businessman U Si Thu Aung of disturbing national stability

  • By: Web Master
  • | Date: 23 September 2023
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 The junta authorities have announced that arrested businessman named U Si Thu Aung (b) Kaung Phyu hailing from Man Aung town in Rakhine State is facing the allegation of destroying national stability through the military council-owned newspapers.


Si Thu Aung is accused of inciting instability through social networking sites on Friday. The 50 years old Burman national was arrested under the relevant laws for carrying out propaganda activities.


Many other individuals were also arrested for doing similar works to undermine the stability and peace of the State.


The junta soldiers along with the policemen and village administrator arrested Si Thu Aung from his residence on 19 September, informed a resident of Man Aung area, adding that he was accused of maintaining links with the People's Defense Forces (PDF).


Moreover, Man Aung police accused him of doing anti-national activities and a case under section 505-a against the State was lodged.


His family members have denied all allegations and claimed that Si Thu Aung is not associated with political activities.


He was not allowed to meet his family members till 22 September evening.


Si Thu Aung owned the Mayka Thisar phone shop and money transfer service center in Man Aung city market.


If proven guilty, he will face the imprisonment of three years along with a fine.


The junta authorities have been chasing common people suspecting their involvement with the PDF and many are already arrested since last year. Some villagers were already sent to jails for a longer period by the military council for allegedly supporting the PDF.

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