Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Ex-Union Minister, Construction Ex-Deputy Minister and Ex-Directors-General Receive Sentences under Anti-Corruption Law

 

The Anti-Corruption Commission inspected the complaints against the ex-union minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun, the ex-deputy minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin and other relevant officials.

According to inspections,

  • The ex-chairman of the Myanmar Investment Commission U Thaung Tun rented 9.220 acres of land owned by the Consumer Affairs Department of the Ministry of Commerce located on the Upper Pazundaung Road in Mingala Taungnyunt Township to his close private company for 30 years without calling tenders. In such doing, he failed to follow the President’s Office Directive 1/2017. So, it caused losses of more than $0.13 million in rental fees per year and more than $8.9 million in premium costs.
  • The ex-deputy minister U Kyaw Lin allowed ex-DG of the Highways Department U Aung Myint Oo to spend more than K562 million fund of maintenance without any exact budget data in repairing from the Monywa-Yargyi-Kalewa Road milepost (85/0) to Kyabin Village without following the Myanmar regulations on financial management issued by the Ministry of Planning and Finance while he was arranging to compete as the Minkin Township Pyithu Hluttaw MP of Sagaing Region.
  • With the directive of U Kyaw Lin, the ex-director-general of the Building Department U Nay Aung Ye Myint also constructed a new Kyauk Oh Bridge in Minkin Township spending K120 million without any permission from the capital budget. It caused the losses to the State budget.
  • U Kyaw Lin also received K3 million from the staff of 16 Special Building Task Forces through ex-director-general U Ye Min Zaw of the Building Department to construct the NLD District.
  • When he arranged to compete as Minkin Township Pyithu Hluttaw MP of Sagaing Region, he got a total of more than K36.3 million cash donations from the construction employees and companies through himself and his personal assistant for the reason of the election campaign and he used it to buy party flags, shirts, caps and pamphlets. He also received a total of K60 million from the two construction companies via his personal assistant.

 

 The ex-union minister U Thaung Tun, the ex-deputy minister for Construction and directors-general U Aung Myint Oo,  U Ye Min Zaw and U Nay Aung Ye Myint were prosecuted under the Anti-Corruption Law at Mandalay Region High Court. They all were found guilty and the court sentenced the ex-union minister U Thaung Tun to nine years in prison with labour under the Section 55 of the Anti-Corruption Law. The court also sentenced the ex-deputy minister U Kyaw Lin to 20 years in prison under the Section 55 of Anti-Corruption Law, the ex-director-general U Aung Myint Oo to four years in prison with labour under the Section 55/63 of Anti-Corruption Law, the ex-directors-general U Ye Min Zaw and U Nay Aung Ye Myint to two years each in prisons with labour under the Section 55/63 of Anti-Corruption Law on 22 April. 

  • The court sentenced the ex-union minister U Thaung Tun to nine years in prison with labour under the Section 55 of the Anti-Corruption Law and the ex-deputy minister U Kyaw Lin to 20 years in prison under the Section 55 of Anti-Corruption Law.
  • The court sentenced the ex-director-general U Aung Myint Oo to four years in prison with labour under the Section 55/63 of Anti-Corruption Law, the ex-directors-general U Ye Min Zaw and U Nay Aung Ye Myint to two years each in prisons with labour under the Section 55/63 of Anti-Corruption Law.      
engdate: 
Monday, April 25, 2022 - 08:45
month: 
April, 2022