The Anti-Corruption Commission and the Sagaing Region government organized a workshop participated by the private and public sectors on prevention of corruption at Mya Thallar Hall of Monywa, the capital of the region, yesterday morning.
The workshop titled ‘Responsible Administration and Business Entities’ was held with the technical support of UNDP.
After an opening remark of Sagaing Region Hluttaw Speaker U Than, Chairman of Anti-Corruption Commission U Aung Kyi said that the term corruption has a broader aspect than bribery cases as it may occur in both public and private sectors and lead to the loss of state property by breaching the existing laws, rules and procedures.
He added the ACC took effective actions against any forms of corruption which damaged the state’s interests, value and development. The Chairman of ACC also said if the misuse of authority for the interest of private sector, such as in a factory or an organization, has caused the losses in public property, then it will be regarded as corruption whether the bribery scandal was exposed or not. He also advised the civil service personnel to participate in building a corruption-free society for posterity.
Then, Professor Dr Aung Tun Thet discussed a topic of ‘Anti-Corruption for Development’.
During the workshop, experts from both private and public sectors made their discussions on corruption-related issues from legal or administration sectors.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)