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Mandalay mayor released from detention, placed under house arrest


Mandalay Mayor Dr Ye Lwin has reportedly arrived back and has been put at home under the control of security guards.   

“He arrived back home in the afternoon (of February 1). He’s all right. We heard he is put at home together with security guards,” said a source close to the mayor.

Dr Ye Lwin himself confirmed that he had arrived back home.

Like him, other cabinet members of the Mandalay Region taken by the military have not arrived back yet, and their situation is still unknown.

After the declaration of a state of emergency on February 1, ministers of the regional government including Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung and some officials were taken by the military in the early morning and detained in the Mandalay Palace.

Among those detained were the chairman, the secretary and some members of the Mandalay Region National League for Democracy and political activist and monk Bawa Alin Yaung Sayadaw U Sobita. 

Published : February 03, 2021

By : YIN MYO THWE Eleven Media/ANN