Chiang mai (Mizzima) - Burma's main opposition party – Natioal League for Democracy – on Tuesday held a rare discusssion on 'Economics' to increase awareness in the new generation about the economy in general.
The discussion and sharing of knowledge was attended by over 100 young men and women and led by a Rangoon based economist Myo Myint. The discussion covered topics of world financial affairs, such as inflation, problems of taxation, global financial crisis and measures taken by countries to overcome the problem, an NLD youth member Aye Naing, who attended the discussion, said.
Myo Myint, during the discussion spoke of the fall in prices of paddy rice and the difficulties faced by farmers after Cyclone Nargis lashed the country, and emphasied that the government should intervene by buying paddy products from farmers at reasonable prices to keep them going.
And while on the topic of taxation, Myo Myint said, there should be transparency in paying taxes and that the people should be made aware of where their tax money is being used by the government.
He added that under the current situation in Burma, the people are shouldering a huge burden by bearing taxes as the government imposes heavy taxes on its citizens without raising the value of their earnings.
The meeting was organised as an educational talk by the Rangoon charity for youths.