NLD Lawmaker’s House Burglarized, Mother-in-Law Stabbed

By San Yamin Aung 24 June 2016

RANGOON — A National League for Democracy (NLD) lawmaker’s house in Rangoon’s Sanchaung Township was broken into early Friday morning and his mother-in-law was stabbed.

Bo Bo Oo, a Lower House representative from Sanchaung Township, said his house was burglarized and his mother-in-law, 73-year-old Khin Than Nwe, was stabbed three times in the back and hand after she saw the offender entering the house through a window.

Sanchaung Township Police told The Irrawaddy that Friday at 2:45 am, the offender attempted to break into the house on Aung Chan Tha (6) Street in Aung Chan Tha ward, and Khin Than Nwe was stabbed although nothing was stolen.

“We are now trying to catch the offender,” said a policeman, adding that the case was now open under the Penal Code’s section 459 which punishes anyone who “whilst house-breaking causes grievous hurt to any person or attempts to cause death” with up to ten years imprisonment.

The break-in comes soon after the Rangoon government has widened its crackdown on crime under its 100-day plan.

Rangoon chief minister Phyo Min Thein said during a regional government meeting last month that the government is set to bring the full strength of the police force in order to ensure public safety.