MoHA Union Minister attends NGO/INGO Registration Workshop

A workshop aimed at streamlining the registration process for NGOs and INGOs was held at the Kumudra Ballroom of Hotel Max in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. State Administration Council Member Union Home Affairs Minister Lt-Gen Yar Pyae presided over the opening ceremony and emphasized the importance of a smooth and efficient registration process.
He highlighted the role of associations in supporting the development of rural, border, and remote areas in Myanmar, stressing the need for proper registration to ensure legal compliance. Lt-Gen Yar Pyae also mentioned the importance of government endorsements during the registration process.
He referred to an Inter-Country Evaluation Report by the Asia-Pacific Anti-Money Laundering Organization, which raised concerns about the potential misuse of philanthropic organizations for illegal activities. He urged INGOs and NGOs to operate within the bounds of the law during their aid activities.
Following his address, Lt-Gen Yar Pyae and other officials extended a warm welcome to workshop attendees. The deputy director-general of General Administration Department provided information on the association registration process, and the deputy director of the Bureau Special Investigation explained aspects related to philanthropic organizations and efforts to combat money laundering and terrorism financing.
Attendees from various associations had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions about the NGO/INGO registration process, with clarifications provided by the director-general of General Administration Department. — MNA/TS

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