Group of Myanmar nationals deported, more details surface

They used S'pore as base to solicit support, raise funds for armed violence against Myanmar govt

Left: People at an event marking the 10th anniversary of the Arakan Army at a community club in Singapore. Above: AA chief Tun Myat Naing addressing the audience via video link. PHOTOS: ARAKANBRAND/TWITTER Actors in military uniforms and holding repl
Above: People at an event marking the 10th anniversary of the Arakan Army at a community club in Singapore. PHOTO: ARAKANBRAND/TWITTER
Left: People at an event marking the 10th anniversary of the Arakan Army at a community club in Singapore. Above: AA chief Tun Myat Naing addressing the audience via video link. PHOTOS: ARAKANBRAND/TWITTER Actors in military uniforms and holding repl
Left: Actors in military uniforms and holding replica firearms on stage at the 10th anniversary event, depicting the Arakan Army's armed offensive against the Myanmar Armed Forces' actions in Rakhine state. Right: AA chief Tun Myat Naing addressing the audience via video link. PHOTOS: ARAKANBRAND/TWITTER

The group of Myanmar nationals who used Singapore as a base to mobilise support for armed violence against their government have been deported, as details of some of their activities emerged.

Myanmar media reported that six men who had been arrested by the Singapore authorities were sent back and landed at Yangon International Airport on Wednesday night.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 12, 2019, with the headline 'Group of Myanmar nationals deported, more details surface'. Subscribe