(Worthy News) – A Baptist youth pastor was shot dead by soldiers while trying to save a congregant from a home set on fire by the military junta in Myanmar on Saturday, the Christian Post reports. Highlighting the killing, UN Special Rapporteur for Myanmar Tom Andrews said the international community must take action with regard to the “living hell” Myanmar civilians have been in since the February 1 military coup.
Youth Pastor Cung Biak Hum of Thantlang Centennial Baptist Church was murdered during a military attack on civilians in Chin state on Saturday, CP reports. Pastor Hum was married with two children and was studying for a Master’s degree in Divinity at MIT Yangon.
In a tweet following the murder, UN Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews wrote: “The murder of a Baptist minister and bombing of homes in Thantlang, Chin State are the latest examples of the living hell being delivered daily by junta forces against the people of Myanmar.” In particular, Andrews said: “The world needs to pay closer attention. More importantly, the world needs to act.”