Corruption case filed against civil aviation department officer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has received a complaint that an official at the Department of Civil Aviation (Ministry of Transport and Communications) misused his positions and authority to engage in corruption.
Because of the complaint, the ACC has set up an investigation committee. It is found that Department of Civil Aviation General Manager U Soe Paing, during his tenures as Director of the Air Traffic Control Inspection Division and General Manager of the Air Navigation Control Division, misused his positions and authority.
By using his email, he informed foreign agents (operators) to pay US$100 or US$60 or US$40 to him for quick services for each flight permit. He got a total of US$72,066 from 12 foreign agents (operators) for quick services, and he deposited the money at a foreign bank account open in his name U Soe Paing.
After investigation, he has been found guilty of corruption by misusing his positions. Under section 56 of the Anti-Corruption Law, the corruption case against U Soe Paing has been filed at Mingaladon Myoma Police Station, Yangon Region on 11 January, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission.—MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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