The security forces arrested Myo Pa Pa, who provided the cash, uniforms, rations and medicines to the PDF members in Kayah State, at Star City housing in Thanlyin Township of Yangon on 12 August.
According to her confession, she received K22,369,850 —K15,727,500 in July and K6,642,350 in August from Together Myanmar organization of Myanmar people living in Singapore in her KBZ pay account through Nyein Chan Thu from Singapore and K500,000 from U Myint Aung from Dagon Township to support the PDFs.
She then used the cash assistance to buy the weapons, uniforms, rations and medicines for 20 times for Loikaw PDF, Dimawhso PDF and KNDF (Karenni Nationalities Defence Force) of Kayah State. The other two suspects Lin Lin Khaing (aka) Htwe Khaing and Ye Naing Htwe(aka) Ko Ye (who completed the PDF training course) who transported the materials to the PDFs in Kayah State were arrested in Shan Pine Ward of Loikaw Township on 15 August. These two suspects used the cash assistance provided by Myo Pa Pa to by equipment and medicines for PDFs in Dimawhso Township.
According to the confessions of these two suspects and report of a dutiful citizen, the police arrested the 10 Dimawhso PDF members –Mahn Di Zin (aka) Nga Man, Naing Tun Lin (aka) Seik Kalar, Myo Zaw Hein (aka) Myo Gyi, Han Pyae Nyi (aka) Ngar Kalay, Kyaw Min Htet (aka) Byatta, Kyaw Zin Oo (aka) Arnoe, Phyo Bo Bo (aka) Phyu Phway, Paw Lu (aka) Bin Bin, Kaung Htet Aung (aka) Kaung Htet and Sein Than Htay (aka) Than Chaung who wore the uniforms of Karenni Nationallities People’s Liberation Front in transporting the firearms from Pasawng to Dimawhso together with the guns and bullets at Bawlake inspection point on 18 August.
These 10 suspects said that they participated in attacks in Dimawhso during May and June. The absconders Khun Bi Htoo (aka) Lwee Zi Nyein and Chit Tun of unlawful association NUG gave instructions to the PDFs to launch attacks in Kayah State. Moreover, Dimawhso PDF members Naing Win, Phone Zaw Paing and Tun Lwin Oo collected cash contributions from local and foreign countries. Other members Aung Soe Oo (aka) Thar Thar and Aung Myint Myat (aka) Aung Myat purchased the firearms with this cash assistance.
Moreover, those 10 PDF members participated in attacks on the Dimawhso police station and security members near Kyauk Sal Kan of Dimawhso Township in May and also near Church in Daw Ngan Khar Ward in June.
Therefore, the security troops arrested 13 suspects including PDF members and supporters and will take action against them. — MNA