The deputy director-general of Myanmar’s Union Election Commission was fatally shot in Yangon by an urban guerrilla group opposed to the military-installed government.
Sai Kyaw Thu, the deputy director-general of Myanmar’s Union Election Commission, was fatally shot multiple times while in his car in Yangon on Saturday. The attack has been attributed to militants opposed to military rule, with an urban guerrilla group claiming responsibility. The People’s Defense Force, the armed wing of the pro-democracy National Unity Government, has been blamed for the attack by the military’s information office. The National Unity Government is an underground group that opposes the military-installed government that took power two years ago. The military government has labeled all opposition forces, including local People’s Defense Force groups, as terrorists. Many targeted killings, acts of arson, and small bombings have been carried out by urban guerrillas in Myanmar.