Where is MogokMogok? Where's Mogok?
Myanmar Times | The Myanmar Times
Each of Mogok's products is valued at "one nation". The royal jewels, as they are known, have been the principal source of income for hundreds of years in Mogok, a city located in a mountainous bottom in the Pyin Oo Lwin area. Now Mogok loses his sparks. This city is full of secrets.
According to legends, 579 three of today's Mogok' slayers have got astray. The Mogok was made there to protect the find. Outside the myths, history has a more likely representation of the origin of Mogok. The argument is that shopkeepers who used to go down to the plain had a custom of holding there before nightfall.
Uncertainty over the gemstone bill has proved particularly damaging to the city and its 200,000 people. By no means is the present context perfect: a failure to be transparent, a failure to take account of the needs of our own community, a wealth of licences that are often supplied in an opaque manner. This movement caused unrest among locals and urged many to act unlawfully.
Mogok' s largest brokers association of the Garden Gems March, Daw Phyu Phyu Phyu Myint, says business has slowed down, rates are falling and many of the lives lost to enter the indigenous stone exchanges are now being avoided - often high priced entrance fees are now being resold.
Many in the industry should do more for them. "Precious stones sold[to overseas buyers] in shops in Nay Pyi Taw all come from Mogok," says U Kyaw Swe, a Mogok resident who is in the gem trading industry. He wanted to sell the precious stones quarried in Mogok on site.
This would be advantageous for both locals and cities as it would attract more population. It would also be helpful in this context if an entry prohibition for aliens were lift. Throughout the reign of King Mindon (1853-1878), the company was extended by the establishment of bureaus in which the experts dealt directly with international dealers.
It was a booming market under UK domination, but few local residents profited from it. A number of licenced enterprises moved persons in their quest for new places - at that point the towns of Padamya and Si Pin were founded. Mogok' s gem stone activities went on as a JV between the federal and emerging sectors in 1990, when the 1990s were over. This made it easy for privately owned enterprises to thrive.
Mogok attracted more inhabitants, which increased the number of inhabitants and changed the area. The State Law and Order Restoration Council passed the Myanmar Gemstone Act in 1995 and the State Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited, a military-led franchise, took over - today it functions as the regulatory authority.
However, under the regime, trafficking profited only a fistful of economic and policy elites. Mogok, too, has been freed of its ressources. Also, the detection of good gemstones has become rarer. However, this could enforce a new invention of Mogok, say some optimistic people. Mogok' s inhabitants use the city' s beautiful and unspoilt countryside to celebrate its 800-year history and draw more to Mogok.
You want Mogok to become a tourist attraction with an interest in gems and local histories.