Myanmar Journalist arrested by Military

Military arrested a journalist working for the Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) after being roughed up over his reports of the crackdown last weekend in Myanmar. 19 people died in the crackdown.

Kaung Myat Hlaing had live-streamed the crackdown on Monday night from his apartment building in the southern city of Myiek.

The DVB management later alleged on Twitter that Hlaing had been beaten up severely and taken into custody.

Military has increased use of force using live rounds to silence the voices against the junta. They used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons. Journalists have been targeted by police and soldiers as they try to cover the intense protests on the streets.

According to the broadcaster, DVB has no knowledge of Hlaing’s whereabouts and which military authority has detained him.

Hlaing’s live stream consists of loud bangs. He shouted at the security forces, “If you are shooting like this, how will I come down?”.