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May 21, 2019

Legal Advisory Team formed to give advices to Court of Inquiry

The Tatmadaw True News Team issued a press release on 18 April.
The press release stated that as it needs to conduct further scrutiny over incidents related to terror attacks committed in Buthidaung-Maungtaw region of Rakhine State on 25 August 2017 due to the advice of the Office of the Judge Advocate General, the Court of Inquiry was set up in conformity with Defence Services Rules to start the inquiries on 18 March 2019. On 2 April 2019, the Court of Inquiry invited that evidences and facts related to the incidents can be sent to the Court of Inquiry in person or through email and post in accordance with the prescribed ways, said the team in the press release.
In order to effectively carry out inquiries by the Court of Inquiry for collecting necessary evidential facts, legal matters and procedures, the Legal Advisory Team, in accordance with the directive of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), was formed with Maj-Gen Thaung Naing, Deputy Judge Advocate General, chairman of the team, and four members: Lt-Col Myint Thein, Assistant Judge Advocate General, Major Myint San, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General, Captain Kyaw Kyaw Lin, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Captain) and Captain Daw Thazin Swe, Judge Advocate.
Duties of the Legal Advisory Team are to give advice for witnesses who should be enquired, to give advice for evidential facts and documents which should be taken, to give advice for Scene of Incident where should be inspected, to give necessary advice for examination of witnesses in order not to lose sequence of evidence and to give necessary advice for other legal matters.
The press release also stated that the Judge Advocate General formed and assigned the Legal Advisory Team on 18 April 2019. — MNA

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