Py­in­mana po­lice out­posts slated

The Myanmar Times - - News - SWAN YE HTUT swanye­htut@mm­times.com

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.

Photo: Swan Ye Htut

Po­lice Cap­tain Tin Htay speaks in Nay Pyi Taw yes­ter­day.

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