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Slain journalist Par Gyi’s wife says some wrong information were included in a press release issued on October 31 by the Myanmar Press Council (Interim), about her husband’s death.
Thandar, wife of late Aung Kyaw Naing who was also known as Par Gyi, says she disagreed with the statement strongly, which included discussions between Army General Aung Ye Win and officials from the council about the freelance reporter’s death.
The statement, which referred to Par Gyi as Aung Naing (not Aung Kyaw Naing) throughout, says he admitted he was Aung Naing, communication in-charge of the Khlohtoobaw Karen Organisation (KKO) and he had got divorced in 2012 from his wife, who lived in Mae Sot, after the army in cooperation with police had detained him on September 30 at a jetty in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw township.
“He was never a member of an armed group. And I oppose the statement that says I’m his ex-wife. We had been together till his death. By making this statement, the Defence Ministry is causing mental anguish to my three children,” Thandar said.
She also said the statement was completely wrong to describe her as the ex-wife of Par Gyi.