MYANMAR – The junta council’s Central Committee of Anti-terrorism announced on Tuesday (June 12) through the State-owned newspaper that any apartments or houses rented without proper documentation or not registering guest lists would be seized as a national property.
It is stated that the owners should rent their properties only if the tenant’s personal information is complete and need to report the guest list to the relevant administrative offices.
If rented properties that do not meet these requirements are found (having associated with NUG and PDFs), the owners would face a lawsuit and could be sentenced to imprisonment, stated the Central Committee of Anti-terrorism.
“This statement is obviously not good for the real estate business,” said an agent residing in Dawbon Township.
“This is a hard time finding a job. How hard would it be to rent your own properties under such restrictions? The owners and the estate agents would lose some clients. Moreover, the tenants have extra work to register guest-list monthly (cause they don’t own the house and thus are not listed in household register). A guest list book with a family photo used to be given to those registered at township administrative office that needs to be renewed monthly in the past. And now, I don’t even know what (additional) information that the junta regime want for renting a property,” said the estate agent.
The members of PDF and CRPH, designated as terrorist organizations by the military council, have been found to be renting and living at properties that didn’t follow the proper regulations, mentioned in the statement by the Central Committee of Anti-terrorism.
Following this announcement, junta claims that the owners renting houses and apartments to tenants who do not meet the criteria (sharing personal information and registering the guest list) are aiding and abetting violence and would be charged under Anti-Terrorism Act.