Coconuts Yangon Crime

Yangon is one of the safest cities in the region, and crime rates are generally low. As a result, when a murder or other violent crime occurs, it’s big news. But, anecdotally, there is a feeling that crime has increased slightly since Myanmar started opening up to the world in 2011. More blocks downtown are getting CCTV cameras, for instance. But Yangon has also maintained its reputation for being a city of good Samaritans, and stories of residents returning bags of cash or jewels left in taxis or elsewhere are not uncommon.

Aung San Suu Kyi too ‘dizzy’ to appear in court today

After months of delays blamed on the resurgence of COVID-19, the trial of Myanmar’s ousted head of state was put off again today as she was reportedly unwell. State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was unable to appear at a court hearing today as she...

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