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push (["1512023572", "InPage", "1512024269", "InPage_1512024269"]); An unexpected Tatmadaw (military) officier inspectorate at the Myawaddy frontier got the staff of the BGF, which surprisingly occupied the gate and created inter-group conflict, said a high-ranking BGF official in the Myanmar Times.
BFG Colonel Naing Maung Zaw said that Tatmadaw staff confiscated 184 cars that were left outside the doors during the Friday inspectorate. Col. Naing Maung Zaw claimed that the Tatmadaw could have told them about their sightings, as in the past. The BGF has become part of Tatmadaw and follows the law of the state.
Both sides have met and tried to normalize the normal relations, Colonel Naing Maung Zaw said. Said he was told that the cause of the Tatmadaw's abrupt Friday investigation was an indication that there was a flourishing illicit car trafficking in the area.
However, Colonel Naing Maung Zaw denies that such illicit activity is taking place in the outskirts of Myawaddy. However, we do not allow illicit trafficking of aliens on Myanmar's side," he added. Tatmadaw True News Information Team did not call back, and Chief of Staff Min Ko of the Myawaddy PD said he did not know the detail of the event.
Legalisation of Myanmar's subterranean casino in sight: Review
From Thailand you can see the lighting of the play salons in Myawaddy, Myanmar, across the river Moei like illuminated Christmas tree in the faraway. That would not be reportable if it were not for the fact that gaming is against the law in Myanmar. In spite of rules, it is thought that about 70% of Myanmar's mature populace will eventually play.
However, the tight checks could soon disappear as the government explores the possibilities of legalising gaming to increase the number of foreign visitors, according to a Nikkei Asian Review study. One of the illicit gaming caves in Myawaddy is serving clients at 40 different desks in a basic Hi-Lo style of play.
Myanmar's government has ruled that a "hands-off" attitude to addressing communities is the best way forward. Myanmar would legalise gaming, many of the issues could disappear. This move would also draw a great many tourists from areas such as Thailand or China, which is always welcome.
Whilst the issue of legalising games of chance is always a sensitive one, there seems to be at least a cautious reaction from Myanmar's lawmakers. During a February Parliament meeting, Hotel and Tourism Minister Ohn Maung listened to the argument that the prohibition should be repealed.