Myanmar detains foreign journalists for flying drone over parliamentary building

Saturday, October 28 2017

Myanmar detains foreign journalists for flying drone over parliamentary building Myanmar detains foreign journalists for flying drone over parliamentary building


[Myanmar], October 28 (ANI): Myanmar Police has detained a Singaporean and a Malaysian journalist for flying a drone over a parliamentary building in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw.
According to Turkey's Anadolu news agency, police said journalists Lau Hon Meng from Singapore and Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia - both working for Turkey's state broadcaster, TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation), were detained along with their fixer and driver shortly after they flew a drone near the parliament compound

"They were now facing charges under the import and export law for possessing a drone that imported to the country without permission," said Sann Aung, a police officer at Zebu Thiri township's police station.
"Based off the ongoing investigation, they will probably face further charges," he added.
Police is further investigating the matter. (ANI) SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features