Five fugi­tives give up life of crime

The Myanmar Times - - News - THAN NAING SOE thannaing­soe@mm­times.com HLAING KYAW SO hlaingkyaw­soe@mm­times.com

FIVE men, wanted for thefts and rob­beries along the Aye­yarwady River, turned them­selves in at the Sagaing Po­lice Sta­tion this week.

The fugi­tives con­tacted Pyithu Hlut­taw MP U Khin Maung Thein (NLD; Sagaing), claim­ing that they wanted to atone for their crimes and pay back their debts. The par­lia­men­tar­ian con­tacted the po­lice, ac­cord­ing to the MP’s aide Ko Khine Zaw Lin.

Ko Ky­wel Gyi (aka Zaw Min Oo), Ko Maung Oo, Ko Chit Chaw and Ko Soe Soe turned them­selves in for ar­rest on July 23, while Nga Tun (aka Ko Tun Tun) turned him­self in the fol­low­ing day.

Po­lice Lieu­tenant Colonel Mya Thin of the Sagaing Dis­trict Po­lice Force charged them as fugi­tives. “They com­mit­ted crimes and ran away,” he said.

The fugi­tives said their de­ci­sion to turn them­selves in was en­tirely of their own vo­li­tion.

“I think it will ben­e­fit my fam­ily so I asked for help from Ko Khine Zaw Lin and U Khin Maung Thein. We had com­mit­ted many crimes. I want to pay those debts with sweat and I will not com­mit crimes any more,” said Ko Ky­wel Gyi.

– Trans­la­tion by Khant Lin Oo

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