Myanmar to issue new notes honoring General Aung San and other leaders

According to various press reports dated 14 November 2013, the Central Bank of Myanmar will issue banknotes bearing the image of the country’s late national hero—General Aung San—who is the father of Myanmar armed forces. The general’s portrait last appeared on the 35-kyat note issued in 1986 (B1008a) when the country was known as Burma.

Daw Khin Saw Oo, vice governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar , made the disclosure in the parliament in reply to a proposal urging the government to circulate the country’s bank notes bearing the image of General Aung San, reported Xinhua. “The central bank will issue bank notes bearing the images of country’s prominent leaders, buildings, landscapes and emblems with the permission of the union government,” she said.

No word yet on when the new notes will be issued.

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