Burma

Four Arrested with Explosives to Be Charged Under Myanmar Counterterrorism Act

By Zarni Mann 11 September 2019

MANDALAY—Police in Mandalay’s Chanmyathazi Township say they arrested four men with explosive materials on Tuesday.  

Ko Aung Lin Htet, Ko Myat Khaing, Ko Chan Nyein and Ko Pho Kyaw were arrested with 28 packs of gunpowder, 1,000 detonators, accessories, a satellite phone and binoculars at a house in quarter No. 5 in the township. 

“The explosives are highly powerful and we are investigating to see if they have any connection with terror acts or groups. This is still under investigation and we can’t provide further information,” said a Mandalay District police officer. 

The police said the four were under investigation at the Mandalay Regional Police Station and they are planning to open a lawsuit under the Counterterrorism Law’s Article 50(i) and 51(c). 

Article 50(i) says that anyone found guilty of involvement with a terrorist bombing can face at least 10 years in prison.   

Article 51(c) says those convicted of providing bombs face five to 10 years in jail. 

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