Man shot dead at army checkpoint in Rakhine

03 October 2019
Man shot dead at army checkpoint in Rakhine
Police stand near the checkpoint at the Shwe Zar village in Maungdaw township, Rakhine State, western Myanmar. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Myanmar soldiers shot dead a villager in northern Rakhine state’s Kyauktaw township after he failed to stop his motorbike as ordered for a security check, RFA reported quoting residents and an army spokesman said.

Soe Naing, 40, who lived in the township’s Apauk Wa village, was shot near Cardi village while heading to Kyauktaw town, after he did not obey the troops’ order.

Brigadier General Win Zaw Oo, spokesman for the military’s Western Regional Command responsible for Rakhine state, said that Soe Naing was carrying gear that could link him to rebels.