Ko Ni, the prominent Burmese Muslim lawyer assassinated in Rangoon, was being closely watched by intelligence agents, according to friends and colleagues, and had received past threats over his sensitive work as an adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party.
Bob Percival’s four-year quest to collect and reproduce vintage book covers from the 1960s and ’70s has culminated in RetrogradeYangon Posters, a shop in Rangoon’s Bogyoke Market where the works can be purchased.
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.”