22 escapees from Hpa-an jailbreak rearrested


The police had re-arrested 22 out of 41 inmates who escaped from Hpa-An prison on September 19.

A police officer from Eaindu region police station said: “Acting on the tip-off by locals from Eaindu village, the police yesterday re-arrested an escapee who was hiding in the rubber plantation at the entrance to Eaindu village. The joint team comprising of police, Tatmadaw and border guard forces, is conducting extensive manhunts for the remaining escapees.”

Ministry to crackdown on MLM


Consumer Affairs Department at the Ministry of Commerce issued a statement on September 18 that it would take legal action against Multi Level Marketing (MLM) businesses under Section 5 of the Important Goods and Services Law.

The department issued this statement after exercising the rights given by the Union government. This order will take effect as from the day the statement is issued.

Ongoing problems in garment industry discussed

A meeting involving Action Collaboration Transformation (ACT), government, employers and worker representatives took place at Sedona Hotel in Yangon on September 17 to discuss ongoing problems in garment industry.

Two men in Kengtung sentenced to death for rape and murder of high school student

Kengtung District Court in eastern Shan State has ruled that two men to be hanged till death for rape and murder of a 19-year-old tenth grader, according to Shan State Police Force.

Police confirms death of Hpa-an prison escapees leader

Police has killed the leader of Hpa-an prison escapees and the head-jailer of the prison is now under house arrest for further investigation.

Cargo terminal to be move for a VIP terminal


MNA to fly to Chengdu and Wuhan

Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) is planning to introduce new flights to Chengdu and Wuhan in China, sources said.

Two unlicensed timber mills and illegal timbers seized

The authorities made a search and an inspection in Dawtamangae village, Demawso, Kayah State on September 17.
The authorities seized two unlicensed timber mills and illegal timbers after receiving a tip-off near the farmland in Dawtamangae village, Demawso. The unlicensed timber mills are Khyphyaryel timber mill and Saw Kalo Htoo timber mill. 

Paper lanterns in good demand for festival of lights

Since the beginning of September, paper lanterns for the festival of lights (Thadingyut Festival) are being sent everywhere across Myanmar and compared to last year, there is a good demand for paper lanterns according to those in the industry.

The traditional Myanmar lantern is a popular decoration for many houses in entire Myanmar especially when the Thadingyut festival is near. The end of Buddhist Lent is marked nationwide with the three-day “Thadingyut” - Festival of Lights.

People stage protest against acts of deputy township judge and some police

People staged a protest in support of taking legal actions against the deputy township judge and some police in Thanatpin, Bago Region on September 17.
Ohn Thwin sued Tin Ko and Su Su Mar for the latter’s house built in the former’s farmland in Kyaikpadaing village in Thanatpin in 2015. Tin Ko mentioned that the farmland does not belong to Ohn Thwin but to the State. In so doing, they faced a case. Ohn Thwin won the case.