Fire­cracker crack­down

The Myanmar Times - - News -

Two sep­a­rate fire­work deal­ers were ar­rested on Oc­to­ber 13.

Act­ing on a tip, po­lice searched the home of Ko Kyi Myint, 49, in Oh Phoe East ward of Twante town­ship at 1pm and found 195 fire­works and 985 fire­crack­ers. At 7:20pm, again act­ing on a tip, po­lice searched the home of Phyo Za­yar Min Oo in Than­lyin town­ship. Both men have been charged un­der sec­tion 285 of the pe­nal code for neg­li­gent con­duct with re­spect to fire or com­bustible mat­ter. If con­victed, they face up to three years in prison. – Toe Wai Aung, trans­la­tion by Win Thaw Tar

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