October 6th, 2010
Nai Jorn : Burmese authorities in Mudon Township are failing to follow up on their investigation of the shooting of Nai Marn, a prominent member of the splinter group the Mon Peace and Defense Front (MPDF), on September 30th.
“Five days have already passed, but no one is sure who shot him yet. They [the authorities] only came to ask about it on the evening of that event, and the next morning of it happening [the shooting ]”, a source close to the victim reported.
According to this source, Nai Marn from the MPDF was shot by an unknown gunman on the evening of September 30th, at 8 pm, while eating at a restaurant near the entrance of Hnee padaw village in southern Mudon Township. He was wounded in the thigh and abdomen, and immediately sent to Moulmein General Hospital as an in-patient. Neither of the wounds were fatal.
Nai Marn is a trusted peer of the leader of the MPDF, Nai Aung Naing.
This source also reported that the gunman arrived the front of the restaurant via motorbike, fired three shots, and then fled.
According to Kaowao news group, the shooting occurred in a karaoke bar at the restaurant, which was opened and owned by Nai Marn; the karaoke bar reportedly featured a staff of female companions for clients.
According to a businessman with family members within the MPDF, the shooting could be related to Nai Marn’s notoriously fraudulent business practices. Continue reading “Burmese authorities delay MPDF shooting investigation Nai Marn”