Army officer charged with killing Mon villager

25 May 2018
Army officer charged with killing Mon villager
Ye river in Ye township, Mon State. Photo: Nyi Thway/Panoramio

A Myanmar army officer has been charged with killing an ethnic Mon villager during an investigation into a domestic dispute in southeastern Myanmar’s Mon state, after the man got into an argument with a relative, RFA reported quoting a local police official.
Major Aung Ko Ko Min, an officer from the army’s Light Infantry Unit 587, was charged with the murder of Tin Soe Myint, a resident of Ale Sait Village on Kalar Gote Island in Ye township on May 15, officer Myint Win from the Ye township police force told RFA’s Myanmar Service.
The army has taken Aung Ko Ko Min into custody and has begun an investigation, he said. The officer will be tried in a military court.