Kantarawaddy Times journalist left critically injured following ambush kidnapping

The Kantarawaddy Times released a statement yesterday regarding one of their journalists who was the victim of a horrific kidnapping that ended in a vehicular accident and left her critically injured. On Friday afternoon, Maw Oo Myar, 23, and another woman journalist were traveling by motorcycle from Loikaw to Demawso in Kayah State when two men

Crime

‘We own the word as we have been using it for decades’: Myanmar users push back against Facebook’s attempts to block term ‘kalar’

Myanmar netizens were in an uproar on Monday after Facebook seemingly banned people from posting the word “kalar,” often used as a slur against Muslims, at a time of...

‘We own the word as we have been using it for decades’: Myanmar users push back against Facebook’s attempts to block term ‘kalar’

Dock workers who held signs to greet Sagaing Regional Minister face charges for ‘peacefully protesting’

Planning on welcoming your local government officials when they pop by for a visit? Be careful how you welcome them, or you might find yourselves being charged for...

Dock workers who held signs to greet Sagaing Regional Minister face charges for ‘peacefully protesting’

Kayin man tries to bite American Airlines flight attendant, jumps off plane onto runway

A Myanmar national was detained on Thursday after he tried to bite an American Airlines flight attendant before opening the plane door and jumping off onto the tarmac. The...

Kayin man tries to bite American Airlines flight attendant, jumps off plane onto runway

Wife of military chief wishes ‘best of luck’ to jailed USDP supporter

After she was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday for insulting State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on social media, well-known USDP supporter Sandi Myint Aung posted a...

Wife of military chief wishes ‘best of luck’ to jailed USDP supporter

Argument between couple ends with enraged husband hitting infant son against the floor

A case was filed for trial at the Yangon Eastern District Court earlier this week regarding a horrific incident in which an argument between a husband and wife quickly escalated...

Argument between couple ends with enraged husband hitting infant son against the floor

Woman held captive by ex-boyfriend for nearly a month speaks out, accuses police of mishandling her case

A Dagon resident who was kidnapped and assaulted by her ex-boyfriend for nearly a month is speaking out about her side of the story after police have repeatedly failed to take...

Woman held captive by ex-boyfriend for nearly a month speaks out, accuses police of mishandling her case

Inebriated father tosses infant daughter into empty creek

Awful news out of the Mandalay Region as Mogok police have opened a case against a man who murdered his infant daughter in a drunken state. According to Kumudra, the four month...

Inebriated father tosses infant daughter into empty creek

Anti-Rohingya activist arrested for sedition in Yangon

By Wunna Kwanyo A Rakhine activist wanted on a charge of sedition was arrested on Wednesday afternoon when he walked into a courthouse in Yangon in an attempt to post bail. Pho...

Anti-Rohingya activist arrested for sedition in Yangon

Seemingly intoxicated driver crashes into group of people, kills three including police cadet and fireman

An incident involving what officials believe is a drunk driver left three dead, and several others injured in Mandalay’s Chanmyathazi Township. As 7Day reports, the accident...

Seemingly intoxicated driver crashes into group of people, kills three including police cadet and fireman

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.