BRIEF – Central Bank to issue new 10,000 kyat note

A new version of the 10,000 kyat note will be issued on 15 June by the Central Bank of Myanmar to increase the “security status” of the currency, according to an announcement in the government-owned Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper on Friday. The new note will have a “new type of shiny emerald number”, a revised watermark image of a white lotus and a protective film on both sides to reduce forgeries and prolong circulation life. Those 10,000 kyat notes currently in circulation will still be accepted as legal tender.