Pyinmana police outposts slated
POLICE outposts will be launched in the capital in an effort to deter crime, a police captain told The Myanmar Times.
The six checkpoints will be set up in wards and villages of Pyinmana township that police have identified as hotbeds for crime, according to Police Captain Tin Htay from the Myo Ma police station.
“There will be six police outposts and each guard will be composed of police, ward and village administrators, volunteer civilians from the township who want to cooperate and reserves from the fire brigade,” he said.
The posts will be located at the Ywar Thwar Inn, Yan Aung ward administration office, Shwe Chi administration office, Ywar Kaut ward, Kin Pun Tan village and Thit Lay Lone village.
Police recorded 168 criminal cases in Pyinmana in August, the majority involving petty offences. Pol Capt Tin Htay said that the number of offences had dipped slightly compared to July’s figures, but declined to provide the total for that month.
At the beginning of July, the Nay Pyi Taw Regional Police Force announced that it would be increasing the number of officers on patrol, with security heightened at local hangout spots like the Rose Roundabout, the site of a night bazaar that attracts young people – and pickpockets.
Last month, the Ministry of Home Affairs told parliament the police force needs a larger budget in order to expand, as it was falling far below international-standard ratios of police officers to civilians. Myanmar’s policeto-public ratio sits at around 1:1191, according to the ministry.
– Translation by Khine Thazin Han A 19-year-old from Thingangyun township was killed when he fell from a four-storey apartment on September 4. Ko Myo Ko Ko aka Sar Kalay, who lived on Nga Moe Yeik 5 Street, was visiting his friend Ko Thu Han aka Ar Noe’s fourth-floor apartment to borrow money. The deceased went out to the patio and then fell to his death. He was found in a prone position, with injuries to the back of his head, a broken left wrist and bruised legs. He was unable to speak when discovered.
He was sent to Thingangyun San Pya Hospital and then transferred to Yangon General Hospital, where he died at about 6am on September 5. was found, at 7:30pm in Shan Tae Gyi ward. He was sent to Thingangyun San Pya Hospital where he died. Police are investigating.
Police Captain Tin Htay speaks in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.