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Grenade found in front of office of ruling party of Myanmar

Rhoto by Thiri Lu/The Myanmar Times. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

Pan Pacific Agency | COMMUICATION AGENCY FOR PACIFICA REGIONS

YANGON, Jul 25, 2019, Myanmar Times. After rumours spread that explosive devices would be placed in Nay Pyi Taw, a grenade was found near the National League for Democracy’s Thingangyun township office in Yangon Region on Wednesday, reported the Myanmar Times.

The grenade was found in the morning by city workers who were collecting rubbish at Malikha Housing in Thingangyun, which is in front of the NLD office, according to the police.

NLD central information committee member Monywa Aung Shin said it is obvious the bomb was targeted at the ruling party. “For two days, we heard rumours that a bomb would be targeted at a Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) MP in Nay Pyi Taw. Now, one has been found in Thingangyun. It was intended for the NLD. We must be alert for 2020,” he said.

NLD spokesperson U Myo Nyunt said the party asked armed groups not to do anything to hurt the public, adding, “We will face them bravely if they damage the interests of the party.”

The illegal transportation of weapons is common, but he would not say which group is doing it, he said.

On July 23, there was a false alarm of a bomb at a municipal guesthouse used by MPs in Nay Pyi Taw. Security at the guesthouse was tightened.

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