Monogamy case unfolds in Yangon

A VIOLATION of the monogamy law was reported when one Ma Kay Thwe Soe from Taikkyi filed a complaint against her husband Ko Thawda Phyo Wai Lwin, who is reportedly living with another woman, according to the Yangon Region Police Force.
Ko Thawda Phyo Wai Lwin legally married Ma Kay Thwe Soe, a final year student specialising in Myanmarsa at Western University, on 16th December. He left her on 29th December saying that he had found work as a driver at the Global Art School, according to the report of the Yangon Region Police Force.
He then eloped with Ma Sandar Aung, a waitress, on 1st February. He was living illegally with his second wife at his parent’s home located in Sagaing Region. A relative tipped off the man’s first wife who then filed charges against her husband at the Police station in Taikkyi Township under section 13 of the monogamy law.
There have been 46 cases of violation of the monogamy law since its enactment in 2015.
A total of 26 cases were investigated in January of this year according to the Yangon Police Force. —Ko Moe

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