File opened against ex-chief minister, ex-minister of Kayin State under Anti-Corruption Law

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The Anti-Corruption Commission formed an investigation team according to the complaints to take action against former chief minister of Kayin State Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint and former minister for planning, finance and development of Kayin State U Than Naing under the law for their acts of breaking laws, orders, directives and procedures during their service terms.
According to findings of the investigation team, former chief minister of Kayin State Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint and former minister for planning, finance and development of Kayin State U Than Naing issued the land lease grant for more than four acres of land to the private regarding the upgrade of strand road in Hpa-an. So, the State-owned land was lost, facing more than K5,380 million in the State fund loss. From 14 May 2018 to 31 January 2021, they collected finance from businesses with the reason for regional development. Such fund had to be paid into the State financial accounts in line with notification 58/2019. However, they opened separate banking accounts at private banks by taking more than K9,697 million.
Without abiding by the directive included in paragraph 15 of notification 58/2019 for financial procedures, they disbursed K742.5 million to 19 persons, but they did not pay back the loans. So, the State fund was lost. Regarding the advanced shopping centre construction project, they accepted K500 million in advance from the tender winning company without signing the work contract. However, they did not pay it into the State fund. Former chief minister Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint spent K1.65 million from the state development fund for giving medical treatments in Hpa-an and Yangon in July 2017. Former minister U Than Naing accepted US$10,000 from a businessperson for providing surgical treatment of the spine in Bangkok of Thailand, in March 2018. During the canvassing period in October 2020, he took K5 million as a cost for canvassing from a businessperson. They committed corruption cases by abusing their authority based on their political posts and duties. That is why files of the lawsuit were opened against them under Section 55 of the Anti-Corruption Law at Hpa-an Myoma Police Station. —MNA

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