MYANMAR- The news about State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi being transferred to house arrest is spreading like wildfire amid the crisis after the junta announces releasing new 20,000 kyats banknotes.
Mr. Nay Phone Latt told the media that there are rumors through the junta news sources that the State Counsellor, who has been unjustly arrested in Nay Pyi Taw Prison, is being sent to house arrest.
The news that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been transferred to house arrest is being broadcasted in military news sources although the media could not confirm the news. There are also reports that the state counsellor is still in original prison.
“We cannot independently confirm the news about the State Counsellor. According to the recent information received from people close to the prison are not reliable.
The Junta council has not either confirmed (or denied) this news. Even if the junta’s spokesperson confirmed it, we have a lot of things to consider,” stated the NUG spokesperson.
“From what we can see, the six-month extended period of Junta’s regime (holding the State’s Administration Power) is officially coming to an end. So, they are planning for a move as well as we should take a step forward. The Junta regime might be spreading these rumors to test our responses or try to cover up the revolutionary news which are hot topics at the moment with such rumors,” continued Mr. Nay Phone Latt.
Currently, unconfirmed reports about State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi being transferred to house arrest and Minister of Mandalay division, Dr. Zaw Myint Maung, being asked whether he wishes to be under house arrest to live with his family, are spreading continuously on social media and junta propaganda channels. The deliberate spreading of these rumors coincided with upheavals in the domestic business market over the news of releasing new 20,000 kyats banknotes.