Myanmar Army Shot and Killed Town Resident in Ponnaygun Shortly After Its Officer Stabbed and Killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Myanmar soldiers destroyed phone retail shop in the market in Ponnaygun on June 11, 2020
AN. Sittway. June 12, 2020 
After several unidentified men stabbed and killed a military officer and arrested his aid in the market in Ponnaygun town yesterday, Myanmar soldiers based in the town sprayed their guns to the residential areas and killed the resident. 

Forty five years old U Nyi Nyi and resident of San Pya ward was shot and killed by the government soldiers. His body was taken to the mortuary by the police after 3 PM yesterday.

Local residents told our news agency he was psychologically unwell and wandering in the town when the military was spraying the guns. He was falling down on the road after he got gunshot, but no one could take him to the hospital. 

Maung Maung* said, “No one was able to help him when he was gun down and bleeding on the road because the military was shooting aimlessly and nonstop for hours.” 

Local people also reported the soldiers destroyed several phone retail shops and some grocery stores in the market yesterday. 

Myanmar military also arrested U Myint Htay, 30, and resident of Leik Sin Pyin village, Mrauk U township, yesterday evening.

“Soldiers came to our village and searched the houses. After that they arrested U Kyaw Sein, 55, and my brother U Myiant Htay. They released U Kyaw Sein but my brother was taken to the military base after 6 PM,” Daw Nyo Mya*, sister of U Myint Htay, told our news agency.  

She said, “We go to the military based this morning to see my brother, but the military do not allow us to enter the base. They do not tell us when he will be released. My brother is a farmer, and his wife and children are crying now.” 

Myanmar army has been conducting the campaign of searching and arresting villagers throughout the state since May. Local people report more villager are arrested in recent weeks. 

Note: * original names are changed for their security reasons. 


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