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The army that came to look for an NLD youth in Oaktu village, Tharek Chaung burned down two houses

The army that came to look for an NLD youth in Oaktu village, Tharek Chaung burned down two houses after finding no one.

According to local residents, military council troops entered Oaktu village around 5:00 a.m. on June 6th and set two houses on fire.


The houses that were burned were the homes of the villagers, and the villagers said that the reason for the burning was not known since there was no ongoing fighting in the village and its surroundings.

"When they came in, they asked a young man who used to be the leader of the NLD in the village. He is about 37 years old, but now he is not in the village. They didn't ask about anything else, and he had nothing to do with the person in the house that was burned," the villagers said.


Of the two houses that were burned, one of the wooden houses was burnt to ashes, while the other one of the houses was nearly destroyed by the fire.

A resident of the village said that the 50-strong military council forces arrested 4 local men they found on the road when they entered the village, and released them when they left the village after 8:00 a.m.


At the Oaktu bridge on the Dawei-Myeik road, about two miles away from Oaktu village, the military council troops are stationed, but the villagers do not know exactly where the military council troops who entered the village came from.

Between April and May of this year, the People's Defense Forces attacked the Military Council troops at the bridge checkpoint at least twice, and they often attacked them before.

In April of 2022, after the bridge checkpoint was attacked, the members of the military council conducted a search operation, and the villagers of Oaktu village had to flee.


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