Yangon Supreme Court staff investigated for hoisting wrong flag

Instead of hoisting the national flag on New Year's Day, staff at the Yangon Supreme Court hoisted the three-coloured peacock flag. They are now being investigated my police.The three-coloured peacock flag was used by the Burma Independence Army from 1943 until 1945.“Polices are now probing into the raising of the wrong flag at the Yangon Supreme Court. Staff who worked on January 1, including security guards, are being interrogated. However, no one is currently detained,” said Police Lt-Col Win Kyi of the Western District Police Force.Nan Shwe Myint, deputy director of the Yangon Supreme Court, filed a case at the Kyauktada Police Station. The Kyautada Police are now investigating the case in accordance with the Section 16 of the Union Flag Law.In 1988, the five-starred flag, which was used between 1948 and 1974, was raised at the Cooperatives Office in Bago Region, instead of the flag of Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma, which was used from 1974 until 2010. In that case, a night shift security guard was imprisoned, said advocate Kyii Myint.According to the Union Flag Law enacted by the State Peace and Development Council, the person who raises the wrong flag must be imprisoned for up to three years and/or pay a fine of no more than Ks 300,000.