Yangon, 21 Rabiul awwal 1434/ 2 February 2013 (MINA) – Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun has called for granting Permanent Residence (PR) to foreigners who would like to help the country, official daily New Light of Myanmar reported Saturday (2/2).
Nyan Tun, who is also chairman of the Permanent Residence System Management Committee, said at the committee’s meeting in Nay Pyi Taw Friday that permanent residence is a prerequisite for attracting foreign investors, according to Xinhua report monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Saturday.
Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun didn’t mention anything about the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar who have been suffering under repressive rule of the present Myanmarese regime and have difficulties in getting Myanmarese citizenship.
He said that as the move was the first time for the country to provide PR to foreigners, the process would be implemented in line with the national interest and security in legal, national and international aspects.
He also quoted the President U Thein Sein as saying in meeting with Myanmar citizens in the United States on his U.S. tour last year that the government has a plan to grant permanent residence to Myanmar nationals in foreign countries and foreigners who would contribute their experience and expertise to economic development of the country as the 1982 Myanmar Citizenship law does not allow dual citizenship. (T/P011/E1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)