Myanmar Police Poised to Arrest Reporters on Unclear Charges

Police in Myanmar’s Yangon city appear set to arrest three journalists working for the Eleven Media Group on still unspecified charges after they published an article focusing on the city’s budget, sources in the country say.

Officers came looking for the three—chief editor Kyaw Zaw Linn, chief reporter Nayee Min, and senior editor Phyo Wai—at their office at about 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Eleven Media editor and spokesperson Ko Oo told RFA’s Myanmar Service.

“They said a case had been opened under Section 505(b),” he said, referring to the section of Myanmar’s penal code that criminalizes the circulation of statements and reports with the intent to cause fear or alarm in the public.

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