Saturday, October 13, 2007

Kyaw Thu Blackmailed by Junta to Turn Himself In


Earlier this week, it was reported that Film Star Kyaw Thu and wife have been arrested by Junta. This puzzled many observers as they have been known to be in hiding since the crackdown began. There were even rumours that they have reached the Thai-Burmese border.

However, Myochitmyanmar today reported that Kyaw Thu was forced to turn himself in after officials took his 80-year-old father into custody.

His family was reportedly told:
"Tell him that if he wants to see his father alive, he'd better turn himself in. We will not be responsible for the consequences (if he doesn't)."

Myochitmyanmar last spoke to Kyaw Thu just before he went into hiding. He was reported to have said:
"It's great (what you're doing). Please continue to fight. So will I."

For the original article in Burmese, please follow this link:

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