Junta arrests Myanmar actor Paing Takhon, hunts 120 celebrities

Paing Takhon, 24, a Myanmar star both at home and neighbouring Thailand, is being detained by junta forces, as military hunts for another 120 celebrities. Pic from Facebook, April 8, 2021.

A LEADING Myanmar actor, singer and model who has backed the country’s anti-coup protests was arrested today, reports said, as the junta hunts more than 100 celebrities for supporting the movement.

The country has been rocked by daily protests since the military seized power on February 1, and the authorities have launched a bloody crackdown on dissent, with hundreds killed and more than 2,500 arrested.

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