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Anxiety and revulsion at the exchange desk
Three possible causes why US dollar bill moneychangers are indiscriminately picky and one of them is more reasonable than the others. The first time I went to Myanmar, I was spending some frightened hour worrying about the state of my US dollar banknotes. I' d been reading the atrocity tales on Travel Blogs about moneychangers rejecting bills with even the slightest blemish or wrinkle, and had gone to possessed lengths to guard the $100 crunchy comments in my moneyline.
I dreamed of far-fetched breakdowns on the plane that could corrupt my memos and make me penniless on my way home; a hostess who spilled beverages on me, a clumsy customer who first stumbles on my belly and lands his elbows, crushes the diary's hardcover and crushes all my Benjamin Franklins in one blow.
Myanmar has a mysterious, enraged nature to its peculiarities. "It' s the norm, we don't know why, you have to ask our central," said a teller at a currency desk in Yangon. Used former MP U Aung Kyaing posed the issue in Congress in 2014 only to be flogged by the Central Bank acting Governor, who said forex traders had been ordered to take old bills. Aung Kyaing, a former member of the Bundestag, had said that he had been ordered to do so.
A penchant for flawless invoices is still the norm, but why? Prior to the United States and other nations lifting the penalties, U Than Lwin said only Singaporian financial institutions would buy US dollar from Myanmar. The statement says they used this strong stance to take advantage of the isolationist land by charging lower prices only for older invoices.
Why didn't the Sinaporean banking institutions simply agree to a lower rate for all the US dollar instead of making an indiscriminate differentiation between new and old bill? This may be a good way to divert the guilt of angry clients trying to exchange their bucks at KBZ newsstands, but the bank's attitude is not the best of all.
"Sean Turnell, an economist in Myanmar at Macquarie University in Sydney and a consultant to the National League for Democracy, said, "I don't get her point. Front line writer Sithu Aung Myint provides an account of the guilt much nearer home. Officers of state bankers, he reportedly in 2014 for the Myanmar Times, he declined to take battered or old accounts to promote payoffs from clients.
Accusations of corrupt state bodies will not be surprising anyone with temporary information about Myanmar. Mr Turnell said that he found the idea that those who use their dislike of older banknotes to take a bribe "very plausible". "It could be another additional hypothesis based on man's psychological and philosophic natures of time.
Myanmar's profoundly failing finance system has weakened confidence to such an extent that powerful currency such as the dollar is seen by many as a means of preservation rather than barter. It underwent two great depreciations of the Kyoto Protocol in the 1980', when General Ne Win withdrew various demarcations from currency, and a rush on the banking system in 2003.
Our response is to buy the world's reserves dollar. This may not necessarily be reasonable, Mr Turnell said, but those who buy foreigncurrency for this purpose "see the actual value of the real economy as a kind of appreciation". In Myanmar, many buy jewelry that they can pledge or resell when they need it.
It' simple to see how a fogged up wristband can achieve a lower cost, and the same psychological approach seems to be applied to dollar banknotes. "US banknotes reflect the US pecuniary and policy powers - but they are also cult items themselves," Turnell said. Are there any hopes that the myanmar tourist masses will be saved from this torture at the exchange desk in the oncoming years?