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NLD member stabbed in fight at restaurant in Rangoon

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) was injured in a fight on Saturday involving  a group of men that included a military officer in a restaurant in Mingala Taungnyunt Township in Rangoon.

NLD central information committee member Soe Myat Thu, 28,  of Tamwe Township and two of his friends were reportedly sitting at a table in the Asia Light Restaurant at around 8 p.m. on Saturday when a ruckus broke out at a nearby table.

Kyi Toe, a member of the NLD central information committee, told Mizzima, ‘A captain stood up and challenged anyone in the restaurant to fight. Then chaos broke out’.

He said the NLD member was stabbed accidently as a man with a knife tried to stab another man and leave the restaurant.

A suspect has been detained in the Mingala Taungnyunt Police Station. When Mizzima contacted the police station an official refused to provide any details about the incident. 

The victim, Soe Myat Thu, brought the case to the police station and was later treated at Rangoon Hospital. He was stabbed in the chest with a sharp-pointed object, and he suffered internal bleeding, Kyi Toe told Mizzima.

The suspect in the stabbing was with a group that included a captain attached to Infantry Unit No. 435 in South Okkala and a retired military officer, according to Kyi Toe.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 June 2011 20:56 )  

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