(CHINDWIN): After a lengthy investigation of the crime committed by Wetlet – People Defense Force upon Bo Kyargyi’s Anti-junta resistance group, Union Defense and Liberation Alliance (UDLA) has released a public announcement condemning the killings of two comrades of Bokyargyi’s group and wounded another comrade in Wetlet township of Sagaing region in August this year.
The grim details of what happened on 31 August have come to light after UDLA successfully collected evidence of witnesses over Wetlet – People Defense Force and its Battalion 2.
Under the instruction of Wetlet Township – People Defense Force, Battalion 2 of Wetlet – People Defense shot and killed Mr Yan Lin Tun, 20 and Sai Maung, 27, and badly injured Mr Lawh Kyi, 28 – the move UDLA claimed as based on personal grudges against Bo Kyarkyi’s group.
The base claim of Wetlet Township People Defense Force for ordering to kill members of Bo Kyargyi is that Wetlet – PDF accused Bo Kyargyi’s group of collecting levies from local residents in the township.
In addition, the Wetlet Township – PDF designated Bo Kyargyi’s group as a terrorist organization and those harbouring this group as the complices of the terrorist group.
Union Defense and Liberation Alliance, comprised of 39 local People Defense Forces, says designating other People Defense Force as a terrorist organization based on personal grudges is an abuse of power and goes an extreme length beyond the National Unity Government’s order.
The UDLA also claims that local residents in Wetlet township live in fear of the local Wetlet – People Defense Force and vows that the 39 Alliance Forces will protect Bo Kyargyi’s group at all costs.
Chindwin learns that National Unity Government is not able to make any effective intervention among the conflicts between the armed anti-junta resistance forces although NUG has received numerous complaints from the on-the-ground armed anti-junta resistance groups.