President U Win Myint meets with Anti-Corruption Commission

President U Win Myint, center, shakes hands with a member of the Anti-Corruption Commission in a meeting yesterday.  Photo: MNA
President U Win Myint, center, shakes hands with a member of the Anti-Corruption Commission in a meeting yesterday.  Photo: MNA

President U Win Myint yesterday urged the Anti-Corruption Commission to perform its duties with more conscientiousness and increased reach as part of a nationwide effort to reduce cronyism, bribery and malpractice in the country.
“Freedom from corruption is the sine qua non for building a clean government and good governance, and it is also connected with foreign investment and the image of our country,” said President U Win Myint at the meeting with the commission at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Yesterday’s meeting, which was attended by U Aung Kyi, Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission and its members, is a sign that the new President, who assumed office last month, is making anti-corruption a priority in his administration.
The President urged the commission to openly report on possible interference by those in authority in anti-corruption case and any abuse of power in defending the accused. He also advised the commission on ways to increase the reach of anti-corruption investigations, such as forming sub-commissions in regions and states, collaborating with governmental departments or assigning an in-charge as part of efforts for expanding the works of the commission. Regarding its duties and responsibilities, the commission should carry out its duties decisively and without discrimination, he said.
U Aung Kyi, the Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission, clarified about the reform processes and future projects. Also present at the meeting were Deputy Minister for the President’s Office U Min Thu, Secretary of Anti-Corruption Commission U San Win, members of commission U Soe Tint, U Aung Lwin, U Han Nyunt, U Aung Than Myint, U Khin Maung Myint, U Myo Myint, Daw Aye Aye Mu, U Zaw Win and Daw Lei Lei Thwin. —Myanmar News Agency

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