Many members of the U Thein Sein government have been appointed to the Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies, a key junta foreign policy ‘think-tank’.
The two were detained alongside NLD Mon State lawmaker U Kyaw Myo Min last week; a local resistance group said the pair were tortured before being shot dead.
The Thwe Tout group has killed at least 20 people and waged a terror campaign, forcing party members and their relatives to hide or flee the country.
The military junta was behind the killings, which were carried out by pro-regime terror groups, the party’s Central Working Committee said.
After being tipped off by an informant, the troops reportedly surrounded and began shooting at a guesthouse where Myitnge PDF members had taken a wounded colleague.
Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore and Thailand continue to do business with junta-ruled Myanmar, JFM said.
Twelve of those have died while in the regime’s custody, seven while being tortured during interrogation, said the party, which won last year’s election in a landslide.