Yangon bomb accused tells court he faced death threats

A man charged with allegedly carrying out bombings in Yangon in October 2013 has told a court he was told he would be killed if he didn’t plant the devices. Saw Myint Lwin is accused of placing bombs at Western Park Ruby restaurant in Ahlone township and Traders Hotel on Sule Pagoda Road. While the […]

Trial of Traders Hotel bombing suspects continues

The trial of suspects allegedly linked to the spate of bomb blasts in Yangon last October, including a blast at the former Traders Hotel, is continuing, sources from the Western District Court said. Three men are on trial at the court for a plot to bomb the Western Park Ruby Restaurant in Ahlone Township. The […]

More arrested over recent bombings

After interrogating Saw Myint Lwin and seven accomplices who have confessed to recent bomb blasts throughout the country, the Myanmar Police Force has made more arrests in connection with the crimes, the force says. “We are interrogating those arrested recently to explore more about the case. We are collaborating with police members from various regions […]

Myanmar Police Say Karen Businessmen Plotted Bombings

RANGOON — Rangoon Division’s police chief says a group of ethnic Karen businessmen allegedly planned the recent string of bomb blasts in Burma to scare off foreign investors from their resource-rich Karen State. The police have detained eight suspects following bomb blasts in several states and divisions over the past week, the police chief said […]

Bombs aimed at scaring foreign investors away from lucrative areas of country

YANGON – A series of bomb blasts in Myanmar over the past week was intended to scare away foreign investments in the country, authorities said on Friday. Since Oct 9, there have been at least 10 small explosions or attempted bombings that have killed two people and injured several, including an American woman who sustained […]

Mon State Arrest Linked to Traders Hotel Bombing

Police in Mon State’s Thaton Township detained a man on Tuesday morning who was allegedly involved in the planting of a bomb at Traders Hotel in Rangoon that detonated late Monday night, injuring an American woman. In a statement issued by the township police station on Tuesday, authorities said they arrested Saw Myint Lwin on […]