New 5,000 kyat notes to be circulated on 1 Oct

In a bid to prevent forgery and boost security, the Central bank of Myanmar will issue newly designed 5,000 kyat currency notes starting 1 October. The improved elements in the latest design include a new security thread and watermark along with a new layer of varnish on both sides. The older 5,000 kyat bank notes, introduced in October 2009, will still be valid.