AIZAWL: The chief minister of Myanmar’s Chin state, Salai Lian Luai, was among the Myanmarese nationals who took shelter in Mizoram, high placed sources in the state government said on Monday.
According to sources, Luai entered Mizoram late last week and was given shelter in a safe place inside the state. The lawyer-turned-politician was appointed as chief minister of the Chin state on April 2016. He held the post till date due to the military coup in Myanmar as the government could not be formed by National League for Democracy (NLD) which won a landslide victory in 2020 general elections due to the military coup d’etat on February 1, even as U Soe Htet was tipped to become the chief minister replacing the former.
Luai was detained by the Myanmar Armed Forces but was later released. He is among the 24 Myanmar legislators, elected in the 2020 general elections, and over 16,000 people who fled the country after military crackdown on anti-coup protesters and took shelter in Mizoram, the sources said.