INSEIN

When the Karen National Defense Organization occupied Insein for 112 days in 1949, the area was outside Rangoon proper. Historians say that if the rebel group had pushed into Rangoon and wrested the capital from Bamar hands, the history of the country might have been very different. Today, however, Insein is firmly within the city limits of Yangon, and it is home to one of Myanmar's most notorious symbols of power and oppression — Insein Prison. Aside from that, Insein also has cheap, spacious housing, a large public hospital and several universities.
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Parliamentary commission to monitor notorious Insein Prison

Parliamentary commission to monitor notorious Insein Prison

The Commission for the Assessment of Legal Affairs and Special Issues will inspect Yangon’s Insein Prison, said MP Yan Aung from Mingalar Taungnyunt Township, who...

UPDATE: Escaped Insein Prison inmate caught

UPDATE: Escaped Insein Prison inmate caught

An inmate from Insein Prison who escaped last week has now been caught, authorities confirmed. The fugitive, Kyi Aye (also known as Mawsi), gave authorities the slip while...

Insein Prison inmate escapes custody

Insein Prison inmate escapes custody

According to the Insein Township police station, a male prisoner who was sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug-related crimes escaped custoday at around 2am on...

Man allegedly rapes and robs young couple then murders investigating officer outside teashop

Man allegedly rapes and robs young couple then murders investigating officer outside teashop

Brutal incident happened over the weekend in Insein Township

Ethnic rebel fighter ‘Colonel Nargis’ accused after timber trader shot in leg

Ethnic rebel fighter ‘Colonel Nargis’ accused after timber trader shot in leg

'It is usual in Yangon,' said a police officer