Pagoda necklace vanishes
An emerald necklace disappeared from inside Pyi Taw Pyan Pagoda in Sanchaung township earlier this month.
On July 2, U Win Zaw, an administrator in Myauk Ward, told police that the necklace, which has 146 gems and is worth K5 million, had gone missing from inside a Buddha statue display. The statue is guarded by a locked door and iron grilles, the keys to which are held by the chair of the statute’s trustee group. The doors are opened twice a year: on October 26 for the Thadingyut Festival and March 27 for worship. The necklace was last seen on April 4, when trustee secretaries U Ohn Maung and U Khin Wai took it out to clean the statue.
There were no signs of forced entry. The locks on the door and grilles were not broken. Police are investigating.