Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 17:02
Children begging money and collecting plastic bottles of drinking water at railway station. (Photo-EMG)
The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and police force will begin a campaign to arrest beggars in Yangon sending adults to rehabilitation camps and children onto the welfare department.
The YCDC claims the number of beggars has increased in Yangon and they cannot hold them in designated camps any longer. More than 30 or 40 beggars were arrested by the YCDC and appointed as cleaning workers, but said it could not employ any more.
Likewise, vocational training schools can only give training but are unable to arrange work for them. Critics have pointed out that arresting beggars is not a solution and that the government should concentrate on creating jobs.
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