Press Release on 10 April 2014
- Thu, 10 April 2014
To combat more extensively and effectively against corruption, the law on corruption was confirmed as Union Hluttaw Law No. 23 by the signing of the president of the union of Myanmar on the 7th of August, 2013. The objectives of the Law are to fight against corruption as a national duty, to develop clean government and good governance and to enhance the public administrative integrity and accountability.
Misuse of power, bribery and absence from work on purpose are corrupt practices. Bribery is that someone in power takes or offers bribes for him/her or for others or attempts to bribe or promise or do it directly or indirectly by discussion for the purpose of doing something inappropriately by the use of power, avoiding doing legally and preventing from getting lawful rights in a wrong way.
Bribery can increase the capacity of privileged businesspersons and media that distort information. Moreover, it can create problems for fair and just elections.
Actions are taken by scrutinizing the complaints against the bribery in the government organizations by a committee led by a vice president, for the complaints sent to the president by a union minister, for the complaints received by the ministry of home affairs by the ministry itself.
Anti- Corruption commission was formed on 25, February 2014 by order No. 6/2014 released from the office of the President. After the order, it started opening its office in Sports' Village in Wunna Theikdi Ward in Nay Pyi Taw on 10 March, 2015.
To be able to take action against bribery effectively for the anti-corruption commission according to the standing rule, the plaintiff must prove strong evidence and show important witnesses.
A person who makes a complaint with the purpose of making someone suffer or hurting someone’s pride shall be taken action against by this law.
So, if the people are suffering because corruption and bribery are present in the administrative governmental organizations, private enterprises, social organizations, other groups and different organizations, chairman of the anti-corruption commission can be contacted with the name of the plaintiff (or complainant), copy of national scrutinizing card No. and the address with full evidence in the complaint to the following address.
Cluster (1), Sports' Village,
Wunna Theikdi Ward, Nay Pyi Taw