Government leaders have urged the Ministry of Home Affairs and Myanmar Police Force to reveal the truth as soon as possible about a reported child rape at a kindergarten in Nay Pyi Taw.
U Zaw Htay, director general of the Ministry of the State Counsellor’s Office, said on his Facebook page, “Since the beginning, government leaders have instructed the Ministry of Home Affairs and Myanmar Police Force to reveal the truth about this case.”
He said the government is being kept informed about developments in the case and the public should be patient because of the sensitive nature of the investigation.
“It is not easy to investigate such a crime. We need witnesses and evidence. This kind of case is delicate. Only when we have all the facts and evidence will we proceed with prosecution,” Police Colonel Min Han of the Myanmar Police Force told the media on Friday.
Charges have not been brought, though the case has been investigated for over a month and a suspect was released in recent days. “We had to release the suspect as we didn’t have any evidence. Police are investigating. I can’t say anything more,” said Police Col. Min Han.
U Zaw Htay said government schools and private schools have been reminded of the rules and regulations and procedures to follow in the event of such crimes.
He said, “We must prioritise the safety of children in our schools.” Responding to speculation and rumours on social media about the case, he added that, like the public, he wants to get at the truth behind this case quickly, but the people must be patient. – Translated