Mizzima Business Weekly - - CONTENTS -

Rights ac­tivists and re­li­gious lead­ers have ex­pressed deep con­cern that a Myan­mar mil­i­tary in­ves­tiga­tive team prob­ing last week’s shoot­ing deaths of civil­ians held in cus­tody in Rakhine state’s Kyauk Tan vil­lage will be im­par­tial, RFA re­ported. They have asked the Myan­mar govern­ment to ap­point in­de­pen­dent in­spec­tors to in­ves­ti­gate the in­ci­dent that left six peo­ple dead and eight wounded as they were be­ing questioned about pos­si­ble con­nec­tions to the Arakan Army (AA) which is fight­ing for greater au­ton­omy in the state. Com­prised of five mil­i­tary of­fi­cers, the in­ves­ti­ga­tion team has been prob­ing the in­ci­dent since May 3, a day af­ter the shoot­ings at the vil­lage in Rathedaung town­ship.

Myan­mar mil­i­tary press brief­ing on re­cent fight­ing in Rakhine State. Photo: EPA

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