Village administrators’ bodies found

08 August 2019
Village administrators’ bodies found
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The severely injured bodies of two missing village administrators from Kyauktaw township in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden Rakhine state were found near a river bank this week, local residents said Wednesday, as the government military blamed Arakan Army (AA) soldiers for their deaths, RFA reported.

Than Maung, a 55-year-old temporary administrator of Sinoochaing village tract, and Maung Win Naing, ward administrator of Thardarseik village, had been missing since August 3.

Their bodies were found with stab wounds by a bank of the Kaladan River about four or five miles from Sinoopauktaw, one of the communities comprising Sinoochaing village tract, said Brigadier General Win Zaw Oo, spokesman for the military’s Western Regional Command responsible for Rakhine state.