Myanmar orders 20-year jail terms for torching garment plants
Updated 14:45, 02-Jun-2021

A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced 15 people to 20 years in jail with hard labor for arson attacks and thefts of two factories in the township of Shwe Pyi Thar in Yangon on May 14, state media reported Wednesday.

The two garment factories are reportedly Chinese-financed.

The tribunal handed out similar terms to 28 other people for arson attacks on factories in another industrial area of Yangon on May 24.

(Cover: The aftermath of a fire at a garment factory in the Hlaing Tharyar Industry Zone in Yangon, Myanmar, March 21, 2021. /AFP)

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