Myanmar vice-president U Nyan Tun on May 19 said in the forum of municipal development ‘a person can live on 2000 Kyats a day’. Now citizens are getting angry for his saying in the forum. It became a hot topic in social network. 2000 Kyat is nearly 2 Dollar in US currency.
A young man from shouthen part of Myanmar who is working in Yangon shared his daily cost –
‘Well. I have the following cost daily –
· Morning breakfast – 400 Kyats
· Transportation cost – 500 Kyats
· Launch – 700 Kyats
· Dinner – 700 Kyats
· For living – 1000 Kyat (because monthly cost is 30,000 Kyats)
So it cost me 3300 Kyat at least to live a day. I have income of 100,000 Kyat. All my salary is spent for my daily monthly. I cannot save the money; I cannot attend classes for my personal development and I cannot support my poor family either.’
I also feel upset for vice president’s saying. He doesn’t know how citizens feel to live in life. As people are poor, they cannot learn more, they cannot eat healthily, they cannot feel the quality of life. I think the current rulers of Myanmar don’t care poor people’s life because they came from wealthy life. Actually they also struggle in the past to live in Myanmar. But after they got power to rule the country, they feel the taste of heaven in real life and don’t care for citizens anymore.
I am not writing hate speeches. This is real happening in Myanmar. They care, but they need to improve the level of their helping to Myanmar people. Everybody in the country is seeing that the government is very slow in developing country. They said people also need to coöperate with them. We do the way as they say. Now we pay the taxes, but we don’t know that we will get pension when we cannot work. We hope that the government don’t cheat on us in the future.
To change the country, the leaders need to change themselves. Selfishness is killing everyone – both active person and passive person.
Author: Aung Kham
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