BRIEF – Govt to fine 50 percent on unlicensed motorbikes

Burma’s government has announced that users of unlicensed motorbikes will be arrested and charged 50 percent of the market value of the bike. It said the penalty would act as a fee or a tax, and would thereafter qualify the motorbike owner to apply for a regional license and registration. Non-payment will result in the motorcycle being impounded and auctioned, state media said.