TANINTHAYI DIVISION – Residents said that the junta council’s administrator of Pae Det village was shot dead this morning (9th November).
The victim is 57-year-old U Soe Wai. He was shot and killed in Sin Swe Chaung village at about 9:00 this morning.
“He was shot on the way to get his hair cut. He is the leader of this village. Militias are under his rule. If there is a column, he was always there.” A local man said.
According to the locals, U Soe Wei was the administrator of Pae Det village before the NLD government. It is not yet known which group shot him.
Locals say that U Soe Wei is a famous militia leader and was warned by the People’s Defense Forces.
Following the killing of a person loyal to the junta council, the residents are worried that the junta council army will carry out terrorist acts in the village.
Pae Det village has been the township’s strong support village for the USDP Party in successive governments, and it is the village where the junta council troops are stationed after the military coup.
In May 2022, the PDF joint forces attacked and burned the Pyu Saw Htee Camp in Pae Det village.