Thai media said the fake monks and nuns, who were among 38 undocumented Myanmar people arrested near Mae Sot, told officials they spied on junta opponents in Thailand.
Venerated monks and the country’s highest Buddhist authority have been conspicuously quiet amid the global outcry over the junta’s plan to execute democracy activists.
The abbot of a monastery in Sagaing’s Pale was among those killed; a local resident said the strike occurred during a junta artillery attack.
Also this week, an ill-looking Min Aung Hlaing resurfaced to take another swing at the NLD, and the regime blamed the resistance for its inability to keep the lights on.
Min Aung Hlaing’s regime is enabled by a handpicked crew of opportunists comprising failed politicians, self-serving advisers and monks corrupted by proximity to power.
This week, the public was treated to the sight of the blood-soaked junta boss renovating a historic pagoda, and asked politely to hand over any guns they might be hiding.
Many see the project at Yangon’s Kyaik Devi pagoda as Min Aung Hlaing’s attempt to boost the junta’s fortunes; the presence of famous monks has added to the criticism.
This week, as he waged war on the people and defamed and persecuted Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the junta leader, his wife and his predecessor sought the company of monks.