BRIEF – Govt on lookout for tax evading gold miners

Authorities are tracking down home addresses of 35 gold mine operators who failed to pay government taxes, Deputy Minister of Mines Than Tun Aung told Parliament this week. According to the minister the operators shuttered operations and vanished without paying due tax. If debts are not paid during the 2014-15 fiscal year the 35 miners will face court action, he said.