The latest news snippets from Burma – 9 October
Eight youths arrested for posting news on Facebook about the shooting of YMBA spokesman
Mon State. Eight people were arrested Friday 8 October by the police for posting news about the fatal shooting of Khin Maung Oo. He was a member of the Patronage of the Young Men’s Buddhist Association (YMBA) and was shot dead on the morning of 7 October.
Namtaw Police Station bombed
A bomb exploded around midnight 8 October at Namtaw police station, Sagaing, No casualties were reported.
Mandalay – telecoms tower and electricity office bombed
A petrol bomb was thrown at a Mytel telecom tower in Meikhtila around noon on 8 October causing minor damage. Minutes later a grenade – which failed to explode – was thrown at the electricity office in Sai Tan. No casualties were was reported at either site.
Mandalay – policeman was seriously injured in a shooting in Mandalay
A police officer was shot and seriously injured in the vicinity of 38th and 39th Streets, Maha Aung Myay Township around 8pm on 8 October. The officer, named as Sit Nyein Aye from No. 3 Police Station in Chan Aye Thar San Township, was taken to hospital.
Mandalay – teacher arrested by military council found dead
35-year-old teacher Ko Thein Zaw was arrested at Madara checkpoint at 5pm on 6 October. His body was found near Lamaing village on the morning of 9 October, according to locals.
Thein Zaw founded Htoo Chun Aung Education and led labour strikes in eastern Madaya Township. He leaves a wife and two children.
Mandalay – three soldiers killed in shootout in Mogok
An army officer and two soldiers were killed in an ambush on their civilian car on 8 October. The incident happened in Le Oo Ward. A fourth soldier in the car was injured. After the shooting, another car was seen speeding away from the scene.
Sagaing – Monywa irrigation compound bombed
A bomb exploded around 7pm on 8 October at the Monywa irrigation compound causing some damage and setting fire to offices. No casualties were reported. The People’s Defense Force South Monywa and its ally Monywa Heroes Group (MHG) later claimed responsibility.