Ethnic Chinese Woman Waiting for COVID-19 Jab Shot Dead by Myanmar Junta Troops

By The Irrawaddy 5 May 2021

Another ethnic Chinese Myanmar civilian was shot dead by regime soldiers in the country’s second-biggest city, Mandalay, on Wednesday. The woman, who was sitting in a car when she was shot, has become at least the fourth ethnic Chinese person to be killed by regime soldiers since the February coup.

Ma Ni Ni Win (aka Ah Wei), 30, was hit in the eye by a stray bullet near the Workers’ Hospital in Mandalay. She was waiting her turn to get a COVID-19 vaccine jab at the hospital.

Witnesses said soldiers nearby fired as many as four live rounds at a motorcyclist who ignored their order to stop, and one hit the woman. The motorcyclist escaped.

Ah Wei was pronounced dead on her way to hospital.

In the same city, 19-year-old Kyal Sin (aka Deng Jia Xi) was fatally shot in the head during troops’ crackdown on a protest in March. Her body was later exhumed by regime forces who insisted on conducting an autopsy. The regime later claimed she was shot by fellow protesters.

In the same month, Khant Nyar Hein (aka Lin Yaozong), 18, was shot by police in Yangon amid security forces’ crackdown on anti-regime protesters, and later succumbed to his injuries.

Another victim, Kyaw Win Ko (aka Tai Tai), was shot dead by security forces on March 14 in North Dagon, Yangon.

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