Yangon, March 4 – members of the Kachin State government were laid off from their positions because of their involvement with illegal importation of many ground carrier vehicles and digging machines from China for the purpose of jade excavation in the Hpakant region of the State.
Those that received the sack included director general of the customs department, U Tun Thein, and director general of the Ministry of Commerce, U Nyunt Aung, along with some other members of the regional government, is it known.
“It would be known better if you asked the Ministry of Home Affairs or a person of responsibility at union level of the government. I have no mandate to talk about this case,” said Lajon Ngan Sai, Minister of Kachin State.
Former captain, U Aung Soe, is currently acting as a temporary substitute to the vacant position of U Nyunt Aung, while a director general of Myanmar Insurance has taken over the position formally filled by U Tun Thein.