Burma launched a new public transport system in Rangoon on Monday, for the first time introducing regular bus lines, timetables and salaries for drivers in a move that could transform the lives of some 5 million city dwellers.
The man suspected of battering international school teacher Gary Ferguson to death last month remains a free man as Burmese authorities bungle the paperwork necessary to solicit international assistance on the case.
In the light of rumours and conspiracy theories circulating about the murder of an ex-policeman’s family in northern Rangoon, a spokesman has confirmed that the police have not yet identified any suspects.
“At first, we [neighbours] could smell it. Then it became unbearable, and people started running around. The fumes lingered for about 20-25 minutes, burning our eyes, and causing breathing difficulties.”