Dawei, July (28)
On July 27, the Launglon People’s Defense Force (LLPDF) claimed that seven detained tutors, including the head of the Dawei Agricultural Institute and his son, had been brought to the liberated area.
On July 22, the LLPDF, an anti-military resistance force, went to the Dawei Agricultural School opened in Taw Shae Village, Long Loon Township, and advised them to join civil disobedience movement.
After the meeting, LLPDF brought principal Daw Myint Myint Khin and her son Maung Aung Hein Khant, her husband, assistant lecturer U Naing Win, vice principal, U Khin Maung Htwe, assistant lecturer Daw Thandar Aye, and field assistants U Nay San and Naw Phyu Phyu Thant to a safe place.
The statement said that they were sent to a liberated area because the military council launched a massive offensive.
The Launglon PDF said that the raid was carried out because the Dawei Agricultureal School was open when junta schools in Launglon Township were warned not to open.
Than Lwin Times tried to reach the spokesperson of the LLPDF by phone, but no response was received by publication time.
The military council and dozens of subordinate organizations issued a statement condemning the detention of the school principal and his team, and stating that the incident is under investigation.
On July 21, the LLPDF shot and killed U Thein Oo, Deputy Chief of the Agriculture Department of Launglon Township, in his home, alleging that he was involved in inspecting travelers on the roads and extorting money together with regime troops and members of the Pyu Saw Htee militia.
News-Than Lwin Times