Lawsuit filed against former ministers, officials under Anti-Corruption Law
- Wed, 5 May 2021
5 – 5 – 2021
Lawsuits were filed in the Monywa myoma police station yesterday against former Sagaing Region Chief Minister Dr Myint Naing; former Minister for Electricity, Industry and Transport U Than Nyunt Win; former Minister for Planning and Finance U Soe Oo; former Minister for Sagaing Region Chin Ethnic Affairs U Lal Htaung Htan; former Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Kam Zar Mon; Staff Officer of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department U Wai Lin Hlaing and General Administration Department Staff Officer U Myat Thant Sin, under the Anti-Corruption Law.
According to the findings of the Anti-Corruption Commission, the former Sagaing Region Chief Minister during his tenure, leaked information on tender floor prices in the 2020-2021 FY, which violated the rules and regulations of the capital-intensive tender and sixty-six projects with a tender value of 20,000 million kyats won the tenders according to the original floor price.
In calling for tenders to be carried out with the Region Fund for the 2020-2021 FY, former Minister for Planning and Finance U Soe Oo and Staff Officer from the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department U Wai Lin Hlaing and Staff Officer from the General Administration Department U Myat Thant Sin concealed the report of the investigation team so that no action can be taken under the Anti-Corruption Law against the receiving money for the tender information.
He also received money to allow a person to use a total of 5.78 acres of land owned by the Department of Fisheries in the Sagaing Region, causing a loss of the state-owned land worth of a minimum of 289 million kyats to a maximum of 867 million kyats.
He asked a business owner in Monywa to donate a HIJET vehicle worth 11 million kyats to be used at the Myitta Yeik Women’s Home, established by him and allowed to build the house for the Women’s home manager on the 2.85 acres without having any permission from the Central Committee for Management of Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands.
He failed to comply with the rules and regulations of the Myanmar Mining Law and Rules and allowed to operate without collecting pre-payment taxes for 243 small blocks and 47 blocks among the gold blocks permitted between the 2018-2019 financial year and 2019-2020 financial year. A case has been filed against Former Chief Minister Dr Myint Naing under Section 55 of the Anti-Corruption Law after the investigation revealed that the State lost more than 2,900 million kyats in revenue.
In calling for tenders of the Sagaing Region Rural Road Development Department with 2020-2021 fiscal year regional fund, Chairman of the Tender Acceptance and Scrutiny Committee U Than Nyunt Win (former Minister of Industry and Transport) and Former Planning and Finance Minister U Soe Oo who was the tender floor price calculated behalf of the former Chief Minister were found guilty for leaking the tender information, causing loss to the State. A case has been filed against them under Section 55 of the Anti-Corruption Law.
Former Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Kam Zar Mon; former Minister for Planning and Finance U Soe Oo; and former Minister for Sagaing Region Chin Ethnic Affairs U Lal Htaung Htan were found guilty for failing to provide systematic supervision on Dr Myint Naing, who failed to comply with the rules and regulations of the Myanmar Mining Law, which caused more than 2,900 million kyat-loss to the State. A case has been filed against them under Sections 55 and 63 of the Anti-Corruption Law. Staff Officer U Wai Lin Hlaing, PSO of the Livestock and Irrigation Minister (former) of the Department of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management, told a company owner about the tender floor price and received a bribe of 900 lakh kyats four times under Section 56 of the Anti-Corruption Law.
A case has been filed against U Wai Lin Hlaing under Section 56 of the Anti-Corruption Law for receiving a bribe of 90 million kyats after telling a company owner about the tender floor price. A case has been filed against Staff Officer U Myat Than Sin under Section 56 of the Anti-Corruption Law to get a bribe of 3 per cent of the business if the company he told the floor price won the tender.