AYEYARWADDY DIVISION – Local residents said that Major Kyi Soe from the 98th Infantry Battalion (IB) is conducting the cockfighting ring in Oaktwin Village, Daedalu Village Tract, Pyapon Township and the police do not dare to arrest the cockfighting ring.
Since the end of January this year, Major Kyi Soe of IB 98 and Than Khaing, a resident, have been working on a gambling ring of cockfighting in Oaktwin Village on a large scale. It is known that gamblers from all over Pyapon Township come to gamble at this cockfighting ring.
“The police don’t even dare to arrest the cockfighting ring. The leader is Major Kyi Soe of the 98th regiment, so which police would dare to come and arrest them? Another thing is that the people who come to the cockfight ring have to pay scot for it. The betting money is in hundreds of thousands. The local Than Khaing is the croupier,” explained a local resident.
A local resident said that Than Khaing, the croupier had to pay 1,500,000 Kyats to Major Kyi Soe to allow the gambling of cockfight. Other food and transportation expenses and car fuel costs are also to be paid.
It is known that the gambling event is held every month in the village of Oaktwin.