Burma

Myanmar Junta Forces Detain Rakhine Chief Minister’s Daughter

By The Irrawaddy 10 May 2021

Myanmar’s junta forces detained Daw Moe Hsan Suu Kyi, the daughter of ousted Rakhine State chief minister U Nyi Pu, from her apartment in Hledan in Yangon’s Kamayut Township on Sunday evening, according to her family.

“She was arrested. Junta forces came to her door at around 9pm yesterday in Hledan,” a family member told The Irrawaddy.

Daw Moe Hsan Suu Kyi is a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD)’s central committee for youth affairs and is from Gwa Township in Rakhine State.

NLD members in Gwa Township also confirmed her arrest and expressed concern as her whereabouts are unknown.

Rakhine State NLD vice chairman U Soe Lay and two other party members were detained in Yangon on Saturday. Junta forces have since apparently discovered a clue as to the whereabouts of some NLD members, said party members.

The NLD leadership was largely detained during the military coup on Feb. 1. Several state-level NLD leaders in Rakhine, including U Nyi Pu, were also detained and prosecuted for sedition.


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