Three officers sent to death row in Insein for leaving Laukkai without a fight

A leaked document seen by Myanmar Now confirms that the officers have been sentenced to death for leaving their posts in January

Three high-ranking military officers who surrendered to ethnic Kokang forces in northern Shan State last month have been transferred to death row in Yangon’s Insein Prison, according to a leaked document seen by Myanmar Now.

The two brigadier generals and a colonel named in the document were among at least half a dozen senior officers arrested for giving up control of Laukkai, the administrative centre of the Kokang Special Administrative Zone, to the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) in early January.

The leaked document, submitted by the Prisons Department to the Ministry of Home Affairs, identifies the officers as Brig-Gen Moe Kyaw Thu of the Laukkai Regional Operations Command, Brig-Gen Aung Zaw Lin of Military Operations Command (MOC) 12, and Col Thein Aung Soe. . .

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