YR ex-minister Daw Nilar Kyaw gets jailed under anti-corruption law

  • Tue, 1 March 2022

         The Anti-Corruption Commis[1]sion inspected the complaints against Yangon Region Elec[1]tricity, Industry, Transport and Construction ex-minister Daw Nilar Kyaw. 

            According to the inspec[1]tions, ex-minister Daw Nilar Kyaw misused her authority to grant a certificate of the quality control company to her close company and permitted the worksites for quality checking processes when she served as chairperson of selecting a team for the quality control company. Between March 2017 and Jan[1]uary 2021, a total of 1,577 sites earned more than K1,660 million from quality checks and she re[1]ceived K91.824 million from that company and K59.536 million via her housemaid. She paid a dept of K213 million to a person. Therefore, she received a total of K364.36 million. Ex-minister Daw Nilar Kyaw was prosecuted under Section 55 of the Anti-Cor[1]ruption Law at the High Court of Yangon Region on 7 May 2021 and examined under 16 criminal cases from 8/2021 to 23/2021. She was found guilty and the Yangon Region High Court sentenced 16-year jail with la[1]bour for 16 cases – four-year jail with labour for three cases from 8/2021 and 10/2021, anoth[1]er four-year jail with labour for cases from 11/2021 and 13/2021, four-year jail with labour for cas[1]es from 14/2021 to 19/2021 and four-year jail with labour for 20/2021 to 23/2021, on 28 Febru[1]ary.