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Myanmar seek more defence witnesses for murder suspects

The Myanmar Embassy is attempting to find possible defence witnesses for the accused Myanmar migrant workers in Kao Tao murder case, said the embassy’s investigation team during a press conference in Yangon on December 18.

The team said they will find the witnesses not only in Thailand but also from Myanmar migrant workers who arrived back home recently.

At present, there are over 60 defence witnesses but some of the witnesses are afraid to come forward as they feared for their lives, said the team.

“To get more defence witnesses, we are trying to make contact with the leaders of migrant workers, committee members who are helping Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand and workers who love their country. Now we have over 30 witnesses but it may be over 100 or 200 in the next few days,” said Htoo Chit, a member of special investigation team.

Two Myanmar suspects, Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun, pleaded not guilty during the first court hearing. The next court hearing is scheduled for December 26.

Myanmar Eleven

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