The assistant-director of the Lower House of Parliament office in Naypyidaw was stabbed by her own helper on Wednesday morning after a heated argument over a mobile phone.
According to police in the Burmese capital, assistant-director Thi Thi Win was stabbed in the back with a small kitchen knife after she walked away from a personal dispute with office staffer Thandar.
Zabuthiri Township police superintendent San Aung said that police were called to the parliament after a stabbing in a stairwell of the administrative section of the building. He said the incident was the result of an argument between the pair over a deal for a second-hand mobile phone.
“The office helper stabbed the assistance-director over a mobile phone deal – we are preparing to charge the suspect,” said San Aung.
“The suspect used a small kitchen knife so it was not a serious injury.”
He said Thi Thi Win received a few stitches on her back at Naypyidaw Hospital and had gone home to rest.