RFDL threaten to attack local Muslims if Buddhist girl not recovered from Muslim suitor  
Occurred in Meikhtilar, Myanmar on April 19, 2015, at 12:00 PM
Reported by anonymous via Internet on April 19, 2015, at 12:00 PM in Meikhtilar, Myanmar

This rumour is probably true and is of low priority – here's why:
A Muslim young man and a Buddhist young girl from Meikhtilar Township, fall in love and
decided to marry without parents consent. Both left their parents home on 19th April to
marry without the consent of their family. However, members of Race and Faith Defence
League, who threatened to attack local Muslims if they could not find the couple.
The Buddhist girl, Ma Wai Wai Aung, age 24, who live at No.55, Thapyaywa village, Tharsi
Township, under Meitkhtilar district and the Muslim man, Maung Thein Zaw (a) Khairun,
age 22, who lives at No. 74, Thapyaywa village, Meikhtilar.
On 21st April, security forces were deployed after the members of local RFDL were
gathered to attack local Muslim. However, next day morning 3 am, the couple was located
and took them to the authority. At the presence of parents from both sides, monks from
RFDL, local MPs and local authorities, the couple were separated by force and they had to
sign that they would never contact each other again.
Member of Race and Faith Defence League spread the rumours to exaggerate the issue
and the information was spread immediately through the social media.

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Location Reported by Via Date
Meikhtilar, Myanmar anonymous Internet 19-Apr-2015 @ 12:00 PM

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