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Deputy Chief of Election Commission shot dead in Myanmar, insurgent group suspected

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Deputy Chief of Election Commission shot dead in Myanmar, insurgent group suspected

Myanmar: The deputy head of the Election Commission was shot dead in Myanmar on Saturday. He was killed by rebel fighters in the city of Yangon. Confirming the murder, the army said that a high-profile person associated with the country’s junta has been killed.

The army’s information team said in a statement that Sai Kyaw Thu, deputy director of the Central Election Commission, was shot dead in Thingangyun town in eastern Yangon. For this, the information team has blamed the anti-coup “People’s Defense Forces” but has not given much information regarding it.

Myanmar’s army had ousted the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi from power two years ago. Since then, there is a state of emergency in Myanmar. The military junta then said that elections would be held and the state of emergency would be lifted by August 2023. However, now the possibility of holding elections in the country seems very less.

Significantly, protests have increased in Myanmar in recent times. Self-proclaimed civilian People’s Defense Forces fighters are targeting officers who are working with the military in opposition to the junta.

More than 2 thousand civilians have died

Let us tell that in the ongoing protests against the army in Myanmar, more than 2 thousand civilians have died so far. At the same time, 115 people have been sentenced to death. After which people in most parts of the country took up arms against the army.

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