Posted on: Monday, April 1, 2013 11:26
Arakanese youth leader missing in Yangon
Yangon: An Arakanese youth leader Ko Ray Min Oo has been missing in Yangon since 25 March after two strangers called him out from his residence, said his colleague ko Khin Maung Lin.
Ko Ray Min Oo is not only an Arakanese youth leader but also secretary of a student committee which is organizing to form a Student Union in Burma. He is studying at University in Yangon.
He was brought at 9 pm on the day by two strangers to a Sugar cane liquid shop located in front of Kyi Thwn Pagoda near a monastery, U Thasana Kyaung Tike, in Bahan Township in Yangon where he lives as a resident.
U Nyana, the abbot of the monastery followed him on suspicion of bringing him to out of the monastery and the abbot saw around seven people waiting for him from the shop. Later Ko Ray Min Oo was brought to an unknown place, said another monk quoted the abbot.
Since then, he has been missing and not communicating with the abbot and other colleagues.
“We are now worried about him. We do not know those strangers who brought Ko Ray Min Oo to unknown places. So we went to Baham police station yesterday to open a file. Police accepted it as a case with registered number 13/2013,” Ko Khin Mg lin said.
Some Arakanese monks and youth leaders also held a press conference at Shwe Ayatha restaurant in Shwe Gondai of Yangon on Wednesday to explain that Ko Ray Min oo has been missing since 25 March.
The attendees in the press conference agreed to request the president and Ministry offices through an appeal letter to pressure the concerned authorities to search and save him from the hands of unknown people immediately.