Arakan statesmen dodge assassination in KL

Arakan statesmen dodge assassination in KL

Arakanese politicians Aye Maung and Aye Thar Aung were targets of an attempted assassination in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. The pair was returning to their hotel by car when two men on a motorbike sped towards them and opened fire.

Neither of the statesmen nor any members of the public were injured, despite extensive bullet-damage to the car.

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Rakhine Nationalities Development Chairman Aye Maung and Aye Thar Aung, president of the Arakan League for Democracy, were not visiting Malaysia on official or State business.

The incident was reported to the Burmese Embassy on Thursday night. The Embassy then took to providing security for the ministers, who were shuttled to Kuala Lumpur Airport under armed guard.

The Burmese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said it is in contact with the Malaysian government in regards to the arrest of the would-be assassins.

 

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