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Yangon to Put Up More CCTV Cameras in High-Crime Neighborhoods

YANGON—The Yangon regional government has unveiled plans to install more surveillance cameras in crime-ridden neighborhoods of the country’s largest city. “The police force is overstretched in Yangon, and therefore needs technical support to control crime. We are currently installing CCTV cameras,” said Colonel Aung Soe Moe, the Yangon regional security and border affairs minister, at […]

Mandalay authorities demolish squatter huts

Squatters’ huts have been cleared away as part of plans to upgrade Circular Strand Road in Mandalay. The village of squatter huts had stretched along the road, west of Ayeyar Tun ward in Chanmyathasi Township. “We have been removing squatter huts since July 27 with the aim of upgrading Circular Strand Road to a six-lane […]

Myanmar to reform police force following UN report

YANGON: A more comprehensive training system may be introduced for police officers in Myanmar after authorities acknowledged that the lack of such a system may have led to officers previously using excessive force on protesters. One such incident that caught international attention was in March 2015, when officers were seen using force on students demonstrating […]

Myanmar’s international airports the top hub for drug smugglers

Myanmar’s three main international airports have become a major transfer hub for illegal narcotics, according to the chief of the Aviation Police Department. The aviation police force has found most narcotic drugs smugglers using Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw international airports to smuggle drugs. The force has also taken action against some foreigners carrying […]

Myanmar to maintain maximum security for Ngwe Saung during the SEA Games

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 A 500-strong police force will maintain maximum security for Ngwe Saung Beach during the 27th SEA Games, according to Ayeyarwady Region Police Force. The 27th Southeast Asian Games is scheduled to be held in Nay Pyi Taw, the new capital of Myanmar, as […]