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Gold Dealers Seek OK to Boost Security

28 January 2014

After a spate of recent robberies at gold and jewelry shops, the Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association is seeking permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs to introduce extra safety measures, reports DVB. “We are looking to equip gold shops with non-lethal weapons to defend themselves,” said Kyaw Win, the association’s secretary. In addition to permission to use electric stun batons, gold-shop owners want to install CCTV cameras as a deterrent to would-be thieves. “Having security equipment installed at the establishments will scare away potential robbers,” said Kyaw Win, adding that he hoped the move would encourage criminals to “find a decent way of living.”