Survey of Yangon’s Squatters Uses Fingerprint Scanning, Facial Recognition Technology

The Yangon regional government has surveyed tens of thousands of squatters using fingerprint scan­ners and facial recogni­tion technology as part of a resettlement plan to address the city’s housing crisis. Surveyors have visited almost 80,000 house­holds across seven town­ships with the help of for­eign experts and NGOs, officials said. But Colonel Tin Aung Tun, the […]

Company providing security service need to be licenced in Yangon

​​ Yangon’s unlicensed security guards will soon need to be registered before they can operate legally, under a new cabinet plan which aims to reign in the spiralling numbers of unregistered security service personnel in Myanmar’s main city. The Yangon Regional Cabinet wants to organise private security service providers operating in the Yangon area to […]

Illegal massage parlours, Karaoke lounges not yet eliminated

The crackdown on illegal massage parlours and karaoke lounges will continue in the Yangon region, said Yangon regional minster for security and border affairs Colonel Tin Aung Tun. The colonel’s statement came in response to a query from a regional Hluttaw representative. “Does the government have plans to protect the young women working in all […]

Yangon Govt to Offer Low-Cost Housing to ‘Real’ Squatters

The Yangon Region government is in the process of arranging low-cost housing for “real squatters” in the commercial capital, Yangon’s security and border affairs minister told the regional legislature yesterday. He was responding to a question from lawmaker U Kyaw Zeya (NLD; Dagon 2), who asked why MPs had yet to be provided with follow-up […]

USDP MP Urges Increase in Private Security Sector Training

In its first proposal to the Yangon Region Hluttaw, the Union Solidarity and Development Party called on the government to bolster the private security sector with better oversight and regulations. The proposal, submitted by MP U Tin Win (USDP; Cocokyun), the former regional minister for security and border affairs, asked the government to enact a […]