Frenchman Arrested For Flying Drone Over Myanmar Parliament

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The person tried to fly a drone over the Parliament, which is unlawful beneath Myanmar regulation. (Representational)

Yangon: 

A French vacationer has been arrested for flying a drone close to Myanmar’s parliament within the capital Naypyidaw, the French embassy confirmed Monday.

The person tried to fly a drone over the federal government constructing, which is unlawful beneath Myanmar regulation.

Three journalists and their driver have been jailed in 2017 for a similar offence.

Native media revealed pictures of the French detainee, together with his passport particulars, and his drone.

“A French man, on a go to to Myanmar, was arrested late afternoon on Thursday 7 February for having flown a drone over the parliament,” the embassy mentioned, including that the person was nonetheless in detention in Naypyidaw.

His household had been knowledgeable of his arrest and embassy employees have been attempting to safe his launch, it added.

It was unclear why he was flying the drone and Myanmar authorities weren’t accessible for remark.

In 2017, journalists Lau Hon Meng from Singapore and Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia have been making a documentary for Turkish state broadcaster TRT once they have been detained in October 2017 together with Myanmar reporter Aung Naing Soe and driver Hla Tin.

Anticipating to obtain a advantageous, they confessed to flying the drone over parliament however have been as an alternative sentenced to 2 months in jail beneath Myanmar’s plane act.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)





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