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Yangon Promises To Enforce Laws Against Trespassers

May 25 – Yangon Regional Administration organized a media conference relating illegal trespass issue around Yangon. Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Region’s Minister for Security and Border Affairs Colonel Tin Aung Tun, personnel from housing organizations and media attended the press briefing. Chief Minister said the administration will deal firmly with the illegal trespass problem within 45 days.

According to the statistics from the Regional Administration, there are more than 400,000 illegal trespassers in total around Yangon.

There are four categories of illegal trespassers; real trespass, owners who bought land from trespassers, economical or illegal trespass and recognized trespass. Chief Minister said “illegal trespass cases are hard to deal with and they threaten the laws and regulations of Yangon Region. So we will have to deal firmly with those cases.” Minister for Security and Border Affairs also said “there are people trespassing anarchically who are apparently under the mask of peace. These kinds of cases also will be investigated.” Government will analyze the current trespassers and a census will be gathered. Documentation and identify certification process will follow suit. Government will assist in the relocation and employment effort in genuine cares of hardship. New cabinet would carry out this 45 days project within the first of administration “100 days.”