Woman held over Facebook ‘army insult’
A Myanmar woman has been arrested after the army complained about a post she made on Facebook the BBC reported on 13 October.
Chaw Sandi Tun, 25, suggested the army’s commander-in-chief wrap Aung San Suu Kyi’s sarong around his head after internet users noticed the colour of the army’s new uniform matched the opposition leader’s clothing.
The phrase used is a big insult in Myanmar.
The NLD activist was arrested on Monday. She is expected to be charged under the country’s Electronic Transactions Act. According to some media reports, she could face up to five years in prison.