Some Myanmar police refused "shoot till dead" order of superiors; opted to flee than kill

Some Myanmar police refused "shoot till dead" order of superiors; opted to flee than kill

- A number of policemen in Myanmar stood their ground and refused their officers' orders to kill unarmed and peaceful demonstrators

- Six fled to India after they did not obey the "shoot till they're dead" orders

- One of the policemen who gave a statement to Reuters said that he was holding a submachine gun when he was ordered to shoot

- He said that in such a scenario, he would not be able to shoot at their own people

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Amid the unrest and the military takeover of the established civil government in Myanmar, a number of policemen shared their story of refusing the orders that were given to them by their officers.

Some Myanmar police refused "shoot till dead" order of superiors; opted to flee than kill
Rear View Of Army Soldiers Standing In Parade (Photo: Kitjanat Burinram / EyeEm)
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Reuters reported that a certain Tha Peng fled to India after he refused to fire with a submachine gun at peaceful demonstrators who were unarmed.

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Peng revealed that he and six more colleagues disobeyed the order that was given to them on Feb. 27.

Thereafter, they opted to go to India, avoiding detection and fleeing from authorities.

One notable statement he gave, as reported in ABS-CBN News was, "In such a scenario, we don't have the guts to shoot at our own people who are peaceful demonstrators."

The military junta claimed that the protesters were riotous and that the forces were being attacked

However, Peng described the protesters as their own people, who were all peaceful demonstrators.

In GMA News' report, 54 have already died among the protesters in Myanmar.

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Reuters noted that around 100 people from Myanmar had already crossed the borders and have sought shelter in India. This was mentioned by a senior Indian official. There were many who have taken shelter in Mizoram's Champhai district, which borders Myanmar.

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A nun in Myanmar has gone viral after she stepped in between two warring forces. Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng pleaded with police authorities to show restrain as she feared for the lives of the children who are in the area. She said that it's better if the police would hurt her than end up hurting the people in the area.

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