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Police arrest six suspected human traffickers in Yangon, cases to be filed

Police have arrested six suspected human traffickers in Yangon, a senior official of the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation (MOEAF) said yesterday. The suspects, who were arrested a day earlier during a raid at their office, were allegedly working in an employment agency that had been sending workers to Thailand without a licence, U Peter […]

Yangon continues crackdown on street gangs, alcohol abusers in public places

Police will continue arresting gangs of alcohol abusers in public places including the bank of Inya Lake, pavements and overpasses in Yangon city, according to Yangon Region Police Force. YRPF is trying to ensure security, rule of law and community peace and tranquility and reduce crime in the city. As part of the effort, combine […]

Scores of Thais held for illegal entry in Tachileik

Myanmar authorities asked to help locate fugitives in major cases have detained 81 Thai nationals near the border with Chiang Rai province on charges of illegal entry. Thai authorities were in contact with their Myanmar conterparts to find out whether one of the men is Pannawit Prathum, who is wanted for the murder of a […]

Zaykabar forcibly demolishes houses in Yangon

YANGON- Some houses in Satmuzonetoochey-1 Street of Mingaladon Township, Yangon, were forcibly demolished by staff from Zaykabar Company yesterday afternoon. Since the beginning of 2012, Zaykabar had faced a lawsuit over possession of 11.077 acres situated in Satmuzonetoochey-1 Street, Mingaladon Township with four farmers. The land possession case had taken nearly six years and it […]

Police Crackdown on Counterfeit Smartphones

After successfully conducting the largest counterfeit smartphone bust in Yan­gon history, Myanmar Police Force are joining forces with Huawei De­vice Myanmar to elimi­nate the distribution of fake smartphones. Following an anony­mous source, police de­scended on Yuzana Plaza and Mingalar market on August 3 to root out and arrest fake phone dealers. When the dust set­tled […]

Police Step Up Crack Down on ATM Card Fraud

Local banks are teaming up with the Myanmar Police Force to crack down on il­legal cash withdrawals by counterfeit ATM cards, according to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Naypyidaw. In a steamed effort to stop criminals from de­frauding Myanmar ATMs, police are installing CCTV cameras around cash machines, increasing levels of security, and even […]

Sagaing minister slams mining law

The Sagaing Region minister for agriculture and livestock criticised the Mining Law for being weak. Kamzar Mone said the gold miners that operated recklessly continued their work after paying fines, and he claimed the law had flaws and needed reforms. “The fines for a gold miner for violating the law range from Ks500,000 (US$370) to […]

Tailor Shop Family Accused of Abuse and Enslavement to be Formally Charged

On Thursday a court will decide on the charges with which to prosecute six family members for torturing and enslaving two children in a downtown Rangoon tailoring shop for five years. Ko Latt, 63, Tin Thuzar, 59, Tin Min Latt, 37, Yarzar Tun, 25, Su Mon Latt, 27, and Thiri Latt, 37, who ran Ava […]

Prospectors Sued After Finding Massive Jade Boulder on Company Land

Five prospectors who found a jade boulder weighing 8.7 tons have been charged with theft in Kachin State’s Lone Kin jade mining region. According to police, U Nay Tun—the Deputy Director of Myamar Gems Enterprise office of Lone Kin—filed a lawsuit against prospectors Htoo Zaw, Mon Khaung, Naing Win, Wa Lone and Myo Khin, accusing […]

Police to crackdown on illegal gaming shops

At that meeting, U Than Naing Oo, Hluttaw Representative from Pabedan Constituency 1, asked whether there was a plan to classify which type of gambling machines are illegal at the gaming shops in Yangon Region and whether any action will be taken against offenders. “Yangon City Development Committee allows only gaming machines which are imported […]