Company providing security service need to be licenced in Yangon


Yangon’s unlicensed security guards will soon need to be registered before they can operate legally, under a new cabinet plan which aims to reign in the spiralling numbers of unregistered security service personnel in Myanmar’s main city.

The Yangon Regional Cabinet wants to organise private security service providers operating in the Yangon area to help develop the industry.

As it stands, only 32 of 86 security service companies in Yangon area are registered, according to Regional MP U San Kyaw.

In recent years there has been a huge rise in the number of security guards seen in Yangon’s public spaces, spurred by the advent of private banks and shopping malls as the city has developed into the nation’s main business centre.

Most of the security companies are unlicensed so the authorities have had to remind them with notification letters to register as soon as possible, said Colonel Tin Aung Tun, Regional Minister of Yangon Region Security and Border Affairs.

With growth in the number of security firms in operation, an industry law is needed to systematically oversee and organise the sector.

The regional ministry is taking initial steps in working on the curriculum for security staff and management training and then the project plan will be submitted to the chief minister pending approval, said Colonel Tin Aung Tun.

After the rules and regulations are approved by regional cabinet, all security service employees will need certificates to work legally in the industry.

All the service companies ought to be under the umbrella of regional government as they aim to work together with the Myanmar Police Force to find solutions to crime cases because security service providers have no legal rights to cause harm or seize perpetrators while they’re working, said Regional MP U Tin Win.


Source: Myanmar Business Today

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