Aung San Suu Kyi’s father to appear on banknotes

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Aung banknoteThe vice-president of the Central Bank of Myanmar, Daw Khin Saw Oo, told the country’s  parliament on November 13 that the bank was planning to issue new banknotes featuring the image of Myanamr’s national hero, Aung San, who is the father of opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as other prominent Myanmar leaders.

Khin Saw Oo said that his proposal had been accepted due to “changes in the political environment”.

“The political environment has notably changed,” he said. “I served this emergency proposal to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the 1300 revolution [a 1938 general strike] and stated solid reasons for doing so.

“I acknowledge the response of the Central Bank’s vice president to print banknotes with images of our country’s most prominent leaders. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the parliament speaker, without whose approval we would not have been able to discuss it.”

The Central Bank vice-president did not elaborate on which other “prominent leaders” would be featured on the new banknotes. The current notes in circulation display images of a white elephant and a lion.

Regarded as Myanmar’s independence hero, General Aung San was shot dead in 1947 ahead of the country’s independence. His image previously appeared on 15-kyat bills as late as the 1980s and several others.

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The vice-president of the Central Bank of Myanmar, Daw Khin Saw Oo, told the country’s  parliament on November 13 that the bank was planning to issue new banknotes featuring the image of Myanamr’s national hero, Aung San, who is the father of opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as other prominent Myanmar leaders.

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Aung banknoteThe vice-president of the Central Bank of Myanmar, Daw Khin Saw Oo, told the country’s  parliament on November 13 that the bank was planning to issue new banknotes featuring the image of Myanamr’s national hero, Aung San, who is the father of opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as other prominent Myanmar leaders.

Khin Saw Oo said that his proposal had been accepted due to “changes in the political environment”.

“The political environment has notably changed,” he said. “I served this emergency proposal to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the 1300 revolution [a 1938 general strike] and stated solid reasons for doing so.

“I acknowledge the response of the Central Bank’s vice president to print banknotes with images of our country’s most prominent leaders. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the parliament speaker, without whose approval we would not have been able to discuss it.”

The Central Bank vice-president did not elaborate on which other “prominent leaders” would be featured on the new banknotes. The current notes in circulation display images of a white elephant and a lion.

Regarded as Myanmar’s independence hero, General Aung San was shot dead in 1947 ahead of the country’s independence. His image previously appeared on 15-kyat bills as late as the 1980s and several others.

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